London refurbishment project includes DALI-based testing system for emergency lighting
Published:  10 March, 2009

As part of the major renovation of Land Securitiesí Dashwood House corporate office building in London, Simmtronic lighting controls have been installed. The scheme was designed with consultants Long & Partners, applying DALI lighting protocol equipment with Simmtronicís automatic testing system (ATS) for DALI-based emergency lighting.

The ATS can supervise over a thousand DALI emergency luminaires to deliver significant labour savings and eliminate the normal risks associated with testing an occupied building.

The Simmtronic ATS turns off the stand-alone self-test feature of the DALI inverter and then automatically generates a centrally controlled testing and reporting schedule which is closely integrated with the lighting control front end, using a common graphical environment and luminaire positional database.

Skanska undertook the complete refurbishment to modernise and extend Dashwood House and enhance the flexibility and quality of the office space offered to tenants. In a full Cat A fit-out, M&E contractor Balfour Kilpatrick commissioned Simmtronic to provide the fully addressable DALI lighting-control scheme to accommodate any additional features and configurations required by incoming tenants. The Simmtronic system provides a fully integrated scheme with energy-saving daylight and presence linked control.



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