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10/12/2020

Needs-based lighting control for researchers in New Zealand

sceneCOM S makes lighting a breeze

Location: Porirua/New Zealand
Products: MSensor G3 PIR 5DPI, DALI-2 control modules with switch input XC G3, sceneCOM S CWM 30 BT DA2, sceneCOM S Commissioning App


With LED luminaires and intelligent DALI lighting control from Tridonic the ESR research institute benefits from excellent lighting conditions as well as low energy consumption.


As part of the modernization of the Kenepuru Science Center, a building complex of the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Science & Research (ESR), the research institution was looking for a suitable DALI-based light management system. The idea was to automatically operate the through daylight and presence control for greater energy efficiency. And an easy-to-use light management system was required that would give facility managers the option of flexibly adapting the lighting conditions to the tasks and needs of the employees. Finally, the solution needed to be quick to commission. The sceneCOM S light management system from Tridonic was able to meet these diverse requirements.
 

Fully automatic with smart technology

In the first phase of the modernisation project one sceneCOM S controller, three DALI XC G3 control modules and a dozen MSensor G3 multi-sensors with ambient light and motion detection from Tridonic were installed. Thanks to the sensors, the amount of artificial light in the building is now adapted based on available daylight. What is more, the lighting is only activated when people are.

Most of the lighting is automatically adjusted by the compact sceneCOM S DALI controller. It not only serves as an input device, control unit and application controller, but also connects the devices in the DALI network with the sceneCOM S commissioning app.

Thanks to the automatic, needs-based lighting control, the employees can now concentrate on their work even better while sceneCOM S provides the right lighting conditions at their workplace. At the same time – based on daylight and presence control – the light-on-demand concept reduces operating costs and increases energy efficiency.
 

Project Data
Project: New Zealand Institute of Environmental Science & Research (ESR)
Lighting design: Rexel Lighting New Zealand
Used equipment: MSensor G3 PIR 5DPI
sceneCOM S CWM 30 BT DA2
DALI-2 control modules with switch input XC G3
sceneCOM S Commissioning App