Why are so many lighting systems still stuck with the simplest controls? A switch is simple and reliable, but also amazingly limiting. Modern lighting controls can set multiple scenes in the same room, automatically triggered by time or activity. Manually operated switches and buttons are still a critical part of the system. But they need to do more than just act as a circuit breaker.
Our phones and screens can adjust themselves to suit the conditions they’re being used in. So why not the environments we spend so much time in? Not only does this make our worlds nice places, it also provides substantial energy savings. Being able to automatically turn off lights when they’re not needed, or even just dim them down when there’s enough ambient light, will bring huge benefits.
Lighting control is a strange creature… The basic principle is to make something relatively complex as easy as possible to use. This takes skill and experience.
We come from a background in entertainment lighting. Thousands of channels that have to be controlled simultaneously and on the beat. Now, architectural lighting is one of our primary focuses. A subtle fade can make a space feel a thousand times more inviting that a sudden snap.
It doesn’t matter if it’s an apartment, villa, or multi-building campus – we design systems that will suit your needs. Integrating controls with other systems is one of our strong points, too. That could be a geofencing app that turns the lights on as you drive into your street. Or linking to site wide BMS monitoring and control. We’ve got you covered no matter what you require.
We work with open systems and protocols wherever possible, so our clients are not locked in to a single supplier in the future. That’s one trap that many projects fall in to. This is important as once the control infrastructure is installed, changing this over can me a major undertaking.