Lighting represents a small percentage of the total energy use. However, lighting efficiency is relatively easy to achieve and is well understood. Lighting controls, efficient lighting, and use of task lighting are all widely deployed in commercial buildings and can easily result in savings for the data center. Reducing lighting loads also reduces cooling loads. The metric to understand data center lighting is lighting watts/square foot.
HIGH LEVEL BEST PRACTICES
- Install Energy-Efficient Lamps and Ballasts
- Install Occupancy Sensors
- Install Lighting Control