The GLS-LOL is a photosensor that measures light in order to achieve the optimal balance of natural and artificial lighting in an indoor space in daylight harvesting applications. Intended for use with an open-loop type system, the GLS-LOL continually monitors the amount of daylight coming through a window or skylight, enabling the control system to dim or switch off room lighting when there is sufficient daylight available to light the space.
Open-loop photosensors provide a cost-effective solution for daylight harvesting, allowing multiple lighting zones to be controlled by a single sensor. In a typical office, classroom, or similar space, the GLS-LOL is installed on the ceiling near a window or in the light well of a skylight, directed toward the incoming daylight and away from any electrical lighting fixtures. The system estimates the total amount of ambient lighting in the room according to the light level measured by the photocell.
The GLS-LOL can be mounted to drywall or to a drop-tile surface. Its simple 3-wire interface allows for direct connection to a Crestron® control system via a single Versiport I/O or analog input port, with 24 Volt power taken from the Cresnet® control bus. Using the optional GLS-SIM Sensor Integration Module, the GLS-LOL becomes a full-featured Cresnet device, streamlining the total lighting system.
Cresnet provides a simple solution for configuring and wiring sensors as part of any complete Crestron system. The Cresnet bus is the communications backbone for many Crestron keypads, lighting controllers, shade motors, sensors, and other devices. Cresnet is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire network that provides bidirectional communication and 24VDC power for Cresnet devices.