IES LD+A Research Matters: Commercial Lighting's Role in Automated Demand Response Programs

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After nearly two decades of support and research focused on automated demand response (ADR), lighting remains underutilized as a demand response resource. Beginning in 2007 with the publication of the first open standard dedicated to ADR connectivity and communication (, research and development efforts have resulted in a myriad of products and strategies designed to promote and advance ADR; however, recent studies demonstrate that commercially available, lighting-specific ADR products remain sparse. How can we increase these options and tap more lighting systems for actual ADR program participation?

This article provides insights and recommendations for increasing the demand for automated demand responsive lighting systems.