Lighting Controls: An Introduction and Review


When designing the lighting for a space, there is always a debate concerning what lighting control system is best, and a large part of this involves cost. Owners want a simple, cost-effective solution that meets their needs and the building code requirements. Traditionally, this was accomplished by timeclocks, contactors, switches and other standard lighting control equipment found at a local distributor or electrical supply house. Recently, the need for advanced lighting controls, including dimming, have complicated this issue.

About Dialectic

Since 1988, Dialectic has been dedicated to deliver innovative mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions at its finest. Our firm has MEP design experience in retail, restaurants, education, entertainment, commercial, sustainability, energy codes and much more. Through its affiliates, Dialectic is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia: LBI Professional Engineering LLC, LBI LLC, LBI of NC PLLC, Dialectic, Inc. (KS) and Dialectic Group, Inc.