Cheshire Public Schools Reduce Lighting Energy Costs With Installation of Smart Sensors

Cheshire Schools installed a lighting system featuring Enlighted Smart Sensors.

Cheshire Schools installed a lighting system featuring Enlighted Smart Sensors.

Enlighted Inc. has helped Cheshire Public Schools in Connecticut cut $125,000 annually in lighting energy costs with the installation of Enlighted Smart Sensors.

Cheshire Schools installed a lighting system from Mustone LED Illuminations featuring Enlighted Smart Sensors in all seven of its schools. Specifically, the Enlighted system delivers a 62 percent energy reduction over the LED baseline by providing task tuning, occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and offering utility grade metering to verify energy use. It configures and manages lighting behavior by adjusting software profiles while retaining lighting data up to 36 months. The system also generates reports on lamp and fixture outages, carbon reduction, energy and financial savings.

With the Enlighted system in place, Cheshire has the opportunity to tap into additional IoT technologies, including monitoring and controlling building temperatures, monitoring space utilization, tracking equipment and people, and smart surveillance and emergency response.

“While Cheshire is benefitting from controlled LED lighting, it has unlocked the opportunity to better manage all its schools with the IoT,” said Mike Xenakis, VP of education sales at Enlighted. “IoT allows us to support the development of the next generation of schools by offering energy efficiency, HVAC management, space utilization, micropersonalization and security. This leads to an enhanced environment for the students, faculty and staff.”

Enlighted makes buildings more intelligent by installing a network of smart sensors that gather data on things like light, heat, occupancy, security, and asset location. This data is shared anonymously to a central repository, so that a suite of proprietary apps can harvest it for insights, and interface with building systems to optimize the building environment in real-time. The Enlighted system and apps make buildings more efficient, productive, comfortable, and secure.

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