A Fibre-Optic Light Switch

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Journal titleBuilding Research Note
SubjectLighting; lighting controls; switches; fibre-optics; Lighting; Eclairage; commande d'eclairage; interrupteur electrique; fibre optique
AbstractIncreasing the number of light switches in a building can significantly reduce energy consumption by making it easier to turn out lights. The installation of additional conventional light switches in existing buildings, however, is expensive. Much of the cost goes toward the labour required for installing or re-routing wiring and conduit in walls and ceilings. A fibre-optic light switch has the advantage that the "control wiring" can be surface mounted. The paper describes the design and installation, and advantages and disadvantages of such a system.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4418
NPARC number20358999
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Record created2012-07-20
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