A LONDON local authority has prioritised visual comfort in a makeover of its office lighting.
The concept has been to use a mixture of a direct and indirect approach where possible.
The lighting installation at Southwark Council’s office headquarters in Tooley Street, south London, was renewed after the the original installation 12 years ago.
160 Tooley Street is part new build and part refurbishment. Wedged between narrow urban side-streets, a raised railway viaduct, and existing Victorian buildings, 160 Tooley Street provides over 205,000 square feet of prestigious office accommodation.
Zumtobel Lighting supplied the original installation and its products were used in the lighting upgrade.
The new luminaires have been integrated with the existing Tecton continuous-row lighting system.
The Tecton trunking forms the functional backbone of the system, and lighting modules, light sources or optics can be swopped out as required.
Zumtobel produced a range of special length Lincor luminaires for suspension in the office areas to deliver high visual comfort with superior and independent direct/indirect illumination.
The downward LED light points are first homogenised in a primary mixing chamber, after which the light is directed to the task areas with glare control.
The scheme has been designed with flexible suspension positions to match with the pre-existing Freelance luminaires, the cable entry has also been positioned to be identical.
Linetik free-standing luminaires have been used in the offices for areas where the architecture prohibits a more conventional approach to the lighting installation.
The light is directed where it’s required, without the inconvenience of glare and ensuring complete uniformity.
The reflector for the direct light output delivers the exceptional uniform illumination over the workplace.
Slotlight infinity and Slotlight infinity DI also illuminate the offices providing light from uniform light lines.
It produces uniform light distribution, with no distracting reflectance or glare and on the fifth floor is installed in a 60m continuous length.
Resclite Pro anti-panic smart emergency lighting has been integrated within the extrusion of the Lincor luminaires to guide people logically and reliably in the event of an emergency.
Control over the open plan office area is via a central panel incorporating Ed-Sens mini multi-sensor, a unit that combines the functions of an occupancy sensor and a receiver for infrared remote control.
Southwark Council are now in the process of upgrading Zumtobel’s existing Litenet lighting controls system so that it can harvest digital data via the system.
Through using this technology the ambient sensors enable numerous benefits which can include tracking movement, energy consumption, CO2 emissions, temperature, noise, air flow, amongst other items all translated via an app to the cloud.