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Sunload Sensing

Sunload Sensing

Energy Conservation is becoming a hot topic in the Photonics Industry and also in the Sensors Industry. With growing concerns globally on the environmental front, and increased public knowledge of carbon footprint, more and more people want to find out what they can personally do to help minimize their negative impact on the environment.

Excelitas is a global technology leader that provides sensors used in various “green” applications. One such green application is Sunload Sensing, which provides intelligence to climate control in vehicles by adjusting the amount of cool air entering the cabin based on the heat load from the sun. Dual zone systems also exist that will take into account the position of the sun with regard to the driver and passenger.

Another feature that can also be added to combo sensors is DRL (Daytime Running Lights) control, optimizing headlight adjustments based on ambient lighting conditions.

Did You Know?

Emission of GHG has increased by 26% or 180 million metric tons over the period from 1990 to 2006, according to the European Environment Agency.

According to a recent report published by ERA Technology Ltd., reductions in carbon dioxide emissions of over 1 million metric tons in a single year were achieved using Excelitas sensors in automated climate control applications.