Stafford-based Hager supplied an adaptable lighting system for the renovation of GT Electrics Ltd office in Central London, designed by Concept Design 95 Ltd.
The 7740ft2 open plan office of GT Electrics located on the fourth floor of Birchin Court has recently undergone a total refurbishment.
Hager supplied its prefabricated wiring system called klik.system for the project. The system was chosen for its installation speed.
The three entrances to the office at Birchin Court are equipped with luminaires which were grouped together using klik marshalling boxes and are controlled by a sensor, combining occupancy detection with daylight harvesting.
The tebis.KNX bus links the occupancy sensors, switches and KNX actuators to allow control of the lighting circuits.
Hager’s tebis.KNX system allow GT Electrics to program the lighting to create a corridor of light when presence is detected in any of the three entrances, which is especially suitable for the night security guards and late workers.
Each sensor can detect presence and switch on its lights, and will also communicate with adjacent sensors so that the entire corridor is lit.
Other controls include a time clock, which allow the lighting to turn on and off at pre-set times.
At night, the lighting is set to a 10% dimmed level for improved energy efficiency.
Guy Tayler, managing director of GE Electric, said: “Compared to standard light switches, the Hager tebis.KNX system allows for flexible use of the lighting. The system can be easily programmed and re-programmed in the future, as the office layout is altered.”
The lighting system from Hager has pre-tested cables, which leads to less time on site; whilst the colour-coded plugs allow engineers to easily identify which particular circuit the cables run to.
GT Electrics Ltd claimed to save approximately 50% on lighting installation time, when compared to standard wiring systems.
In addition, by using ‘plug and play’, the prefabricated wiring allows the lighting configuration to be easily changed to suit the needs of future tenants.