September 21, 2022

Presence Detection in Connected Lighting Systems


Despite established technology and decades of experience, presence detection still faces challenges, including resistance to its use. This report provides context for current presence detection in lighting, considers various failure modes and their causes, characterizes various approaches to implementing presence detection, and describes performance evaluation as conducted in classrooms and offices at the Living Lab.

Published: September 21, 2022


Taylor K.R., D.L. Blitzer, and T.A. Beeson. 2022. Presence Detection in Connected Lighting Systems Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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