IES Annual Conference 2010—Lighting control user interface elements are governed by few standards. This may lead to products that are unnecessarily confusing for building occupants, leading to a lost opportunity for energy savings. The problem may worsen as control capabilities rise
sharply with the advent of digital and networked systems.
The Lighting Control User Interface Standards project documented existing and emerging user interfaces for lighting controls and collected input from industry leaders and policymakers on the need for a lighting control user interface standard on selected elements, and a process by which to design and create it.
The project team concluded that standardizing selected elements would be accepted by the lighting industry.
Authors: Bruce Nordman; Konstantinos Papapmichael, Ph.D; Kelly Cunningham; Katherine Wu; Kathreen Fontecha