Smart lighting for London offices

New Work in the best light

Location: London/UK
Products: DALI MSensor 5DPI 14, sceneCOM S CWM 30 BT DA2, scs commissioning app

The office lighting at the Old Street Works in London is kind on the eyes and good for the environment. All thanks to smart office lighting from Tridonic with its impressive energy efficiency and striking optics. The lighting concept itself is state-of-the-art, but so too is the way it was commissioned – via an app.

At 197 City Road in London’s own small Silicon Valley, a Victorian facade meets state-of-the-art technology. The historic Old Street Works now offers a New Work concept over four floors of office space covering 750 square metres. The driving forces for this ambitious modernisation project were maximum flexibility, maximum comfort and maximum energy efficiency. All three are met by the intelligent IoT-based lighting concept that Tridonic has implemented together with project partner Silent Design.

Aesthetic and functional

One of the largest installations in Europe, featuring Tridonic’s sceneCOM S light management system, seven sceneCOM S DALI-2 controllers and around sixty DALI-2 MSensor 5DPI motion sensors, guarantees optimum illumination in the offices.

Whenever there is sufficient daylight the lights near the windows are automatically dimmed, which not only reduces energy consumption but also improves the level of comfort for people working close to the windows. Three floors in the Old Street Works are designed for small offices with no more than 30 employees and are equipped with suspended groups of luminaires controlled by PIR sensors. The top floor, which can accommodate 100 people, has a suspended power track system. Each luminaire can be individually controlled, and when a certain level of daylight is reached it is automatically dimmed.

Virtual corridors have also been programmed to ensure the minimum amount of required lighting outside normal working hours.

An app for intuitive planning and commissioning

Tridonic’s “sCS commissioning” app made commissioning the lighting a simple and straightforward four-stage process, enabling remote control and allowing quick adjustments. The first step involves creating a new project in the app based on a floor plan or an existing cloned layout. Luminaires can then be grouped and planned to produce the desired lighting scenes. Next, the drivers, sensors and switching components can be automatically selected via the sceneCOM S application controller. In the third step, these elements can be dragged and dropped onto the floor plan and assigned to the relevant groups. Finally, the desired lighting function is configured and assigned. The project can then be provided with PIN protection.

In installing the smart lighting system in City Road, the partners in this project have successfully brought together the three ele-ments of energy efficiency, an intelligent and intuitive operating concept and an aesthetic ambiance.

Project Data
Project: City Road, London
Lighting design: Silent Design
Used equipment: DALI MSensor 5DPI 14
sceneCOM S CWM 30 BT DA2
scs commissioning app