Helvar News Issue 21 (ENGLISH)

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EDITORIAL EGGER HEADQUARTERS The economic and ecological concept behind the modular timber construction is exemplary and is an inspiration for timber construction companies, architects and planners.

ALCHEMIA, GDANSK Regeneration to a multipurpose business complex in Poland. BARTENBACH WORLD OF LIGHT, AUSTRIA When Bartenbach plans a showroom, expectations are naturally high.

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SAFEEXIT IN DENMARK has transformed its office lighting setup to create an energy efficient human centric lighting solution.

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LE SIGNE RESTAURANT at Kyu Karuizawa Hotel in Japan provides tourists a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of cities nearby.

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HARTMANN INTERNATIONAL logistics company got optimum illumination with maximum energy efficiency.

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY is one of London's most popular tourist destinations.

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Published: March 2016

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Cover image: EGGER Headquarters © Christian Vorhofer Images on page 2: • Christian Vorhofer • Bartenbach • Nacása & Partners Inc. • Hartmann International


Editorial

Helvar’s office of the future HELVAR are specialists in energy efficient lighting solutions. Our extensive range of products, including intelligent lighting controls, LED drivers, modules and ballasts, can be used as single components or combined into lighting systems to achieve smart solutions. These solutions allow our customers to deliver not only vastly improved energy efficiency but enhanced human comfort, mood and productivity with lighting. For more information on Helvar, please go to www.helvar.com

People spend roughly one third of their day at work, therefore the quality of working environment is very important. Office environments are changing now more than ever before. Mobile lifestyle, improved information sharing, work and personal life balance will shape the office in years to come. At Helvar we are also changing our office environment and the way we work. In spring 2016 we shall move many of our key operations in Finland to one central location in Espoo Keilaniemi. Our new head office provides us with a better location for the business in Finland, easier connections for visiting customers and the closeness to Aalto University’s (Finnish leading university for technology, business and arts). Our office change is primarily not about the location, it’s about introducing an enhanced environment for our new way of working. We have state of art lighting controls, various space for different type of activity based working, more informal places for short discussions (rather than long meetings in traditional meeting rooms) and excellent mobile connectivity to create a better place for our people to work. This space has been designed to greatly improve information sharing, and more innovative company culture. A lighting environment that can be controlled is an important part in creating a modern, multifunctional office space. Too many people work in offices without proper lighting controls in place. The good news is that adding lighting controls can enhance the working environment as well as save becoming more energy efficient. Through smart luminaire based lighting control solutions it’s easier to introduce controllability to existing office spaces without need for re-wiring. The overall awareness of lighting control features are improving as office users demand more from the workplace. Offices will continue to improve for the benefits of the people working there. Asko Kallonen Managing Director

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"We were also extremely pleased with the service provided by Helvar in the planning phase and implementation of the commissioning process�.

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Offices TEXT Sigi Riedelbauch, Public Touch PICTURES Christian Vorhofer

Energy-efficient lighting control for EGGER headquarters True to the company’s motto "Living and working with wood”, the administrative building was made from self-manufactured wood-based materials. Founded in 1961, EGGER is known for its pioneering spirit, innovative solutions and complete ranges of products created from natural wood. The new head office of the family-owned company was completed during June 2015 in St. Johann in the Tyrol, Austria. True to the company’s motto "Living and working with wood”, the administrative building was made from self-manufactured wood-based materials. The office was designed by the Austrian architect Bruno Moser and consists of two four-storey buildings connected by a glass Atrium. The remarkable thing about the construction is that the structures consist of prefabricated modules manufactured by EGGER themselves. The economic and ecological concept behind the modular timber construction is exemplary and is an inspiration for timber construction companies, architects and planners. Overall, the new office building provides space for 276 workstations and 48 training areas. There is also a staff restaurant with room for 220 people.

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The remarkable thing about the construction is that the structures consist of prefabricated modules manufactured by EGGER themselves.

The new office building provides space for 276 workstations and 48 training areas. There is also a staff restaurant with room for 220 people.

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HELVAR LIGHTING CONTROL The lighting design for the new building was developed by Manfred Draxl from conceptlicht, based in Mils (near Innsbruck). In terms of building services, it was crucial that the lighting and the lighting control system for the head office was modular. For the lighting control, a Helvar DIGIDIM 910 router was installed on each floor, each with five modules. Additional routers on the ground floor control and regulate the lighting of the Atrium, the restaurant area, and the seminar rooms. Its scalability and flexible features ensure that the Helvar system offers a versatile solution that meets numerous requirements. The routers in the individual building modules were connected to each other via Ethernet and can be used as an overriding control system for all of the light sources. Another important criterion for the EGGER construction was energy efficiency. The lighting in the corridors are controlled using Helvar motion and constant light sensors. The project management team opted to use Helvar because they use open standards and interfaces and can therefore subsequently be expanded. For example, DIGIDIM Toolbox systems are used in some corridors as stand-alone solutions that can later be connected to the router system where necessary, without requiring new components.

About EGGER The family company was founded in 1961 and has around 7,400 employees. They have sites throughout Europe at 17 locations, manufacturing a comprehensive range of products from wood-based materials (chipboard, OSB and MDF), as well as sawn timber. In the 2014/2015 financial year, the company generated a turnover of 2.26 billion euros. EGGER’s customers include the furniture industry, specialist wood retailers and the DIY construction market. EGGER products can be found in countless areas of private and public life: in the kitchen, bathroom, office, living room and the bedroom. EGGER considers itself to be a full-service provider for furniture and fittings, as well as both structural timber work and wood-based flooring.

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"The Helvar system fits ideally into our modular concept", explained Christopher Stimpel, project manager for electrical engineering in the EGGER Group. “It is flexible, you can extend it later, and it is an open system. We were also extremely pleased with the service provided by Helvar in the planning phase and implementation of the commissioning process”.

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1 x Router 905 12 x Routers 910 1 x Router 920 63 x 311 Ceiling PIR Detectors 2 x 317 High-Bay PIR Detectors 24 x 444 Mini-Input Units 40 x iDim Solo 403 (used as DALI power supply) • 58 x 312 Multisensors • 13 x 490 Blinds Controllers • 2 x 329 External Light Sensors

Comfort is the priority in the meeting rooms. In them, the router system takes control of the blinds and lighting. The individual components are operated via a central media control and the interface used here based on the IP-based HelvarNet protocol. The use of control solutions and sensors in the office building is not the only way in which Helvar components have been implemented in the project. They are also used for energy-efficient lighting in the parking facilities, where for the first time, the Helvar DALI Repeater (405) is used to extend the DALI line length to over 300 m. "The modular design of the new EGGER company building is superb and worth emulating”, explains Christian Wein, Country Manager of Helvar GmbH. “Our energy efficient and decentralised integrated control solutions perfectly fit the concept, primarily because they can be extended".

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Offices TEXT Naomi Cole PICTURES Torus sp. z o.o. sp. k.; DJP Sp. z o.o.

Alchemia based in Gdansk is home to a modern, multipurpose business complex

Regeneration to a multipurpose complex in Poland Gdansk in Poland is a rapidly growing district with new offices, residential areas, sports facilities, leisure and health developments; regeneration of the area is bringing modern life up to date to meet the needs of local residents and its workers. Alchemia based in Gdansk is home to a modern, multipurpose business complex. The versatile, state of the art lighting control system was built up with over 2,000 Helvar Lighting Control components. Helvar System Partner DJP was involved in the project from the design phase onwards and carried out the lighting project to the successful end.

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With energy efficiency playing a big part of this project from the design to the installation, the lighting control system needed to be energy saving and compliant with LEED.

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The original brief specified the need to have a fully selfcontained lighting control system that had full integration into a flexible Building Management System (BMS) . Each connected device needed to go through one mainline to reduce additional wiring costs. With over 46 000 m2 spanning over four tower buildings a high quality BMS system needed to identify system failure, give instant reporting as well as be flexible and easy enough to customise and edit individual settings. With energy efficiency playing a big part of this project from the design to the installation, the lighting control system needed to be energy saving and compliant with LEED. The system included over 500 PIR presence/absence sensors to ensure the lighting control system will run as efficiently as possible. The Polish Green Building Council, member of World Green Building Council, has awarded the Alchemia project with the award for Certified Green Building in PLGBC Green Building Awards in 2015. ‘ We are very proud to have been involved in this amazing, award winning project’, says Dariusz Prekurat, managing director of DJP. ‘The Helvar system was able to meet our lighting control needs working in conjunction with the BMS system’, says Roman Sokołowski, Lead engineer. ‘DJP offered the complete package including the technical support and I am very satisfied with the Helvar system. DJP are a very professional company. They were able to implement all our requirements and needs to the full.’

DJP, Helvar’s partner based in Poland celebrates 25 years! On the 24th September 2015 DJP celebrated their 25th anniversary. In 2016 it will be 25 years since they became a Helvar partner! In the 1990s DJP signed the agreement to become a Helvar partner, this saw the introduction of Helvar’s magnetic and electronic ballasts to lighting control solutions and DALI networks on to their product portfolio. Over the years DJPs success has grown. “This achievement is owed to the passion and commitment that our employees put into their everyday working lives says CEO Dariusz Prekurat. Without this dedication DJP would not have survived the lighting controls market over the last 25 years”. From the left: Przemyslaw Skorupa and Marjut Harjula from Helvar, CEO Dariusz Prekurat and Sławomir Rakoczy from DJP and Guy Roels from Helvar.

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142 x Router 910 8 x Router 920 546 x PIR Detector 311 768 x Mini Input Unit 444 22 x Panel 135W 1 x Ballast controller 474 1 x DALI Controller 478 10 x Blinds Controller 490 15 x Panel 132W 29 x 8-Channel Relay Unit 498 2 x Panel 136W 6 x Relay Unit 493 4 x Router 905 10 x Multisensor 312 143 x MW Detector 313 42 x Tilting MW Detector 314 2 x External Light Sensor 329 270 x Input Unit 942 10 x Relay Unit 492 22 x 4-ch Relay Unit 494 HELVAR NEWS | ISSUE 21


About Bartenbach The areas in which Bartenbach works are related to daylight and artificial lighting planning, ranging from design to object monitoring. They are also active in the areas of product development, competition consultancy, workshops and expert reports. Specialised staff work in design, research and development, perceptual psychology and modelling, and can develop optimal solutions.

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Lighting World

TEXT Sigi Riedelbauch, Public Touch PICTURES Bartenbach

When Bartenbach plans a showroom, expectations are naturally high.

Bartenbach introduced in the new World of Light

When Bartenbach plans a showroom, expectations are naturally high. The result is the "world of light", leaving visitors staring in amazement at all of the facets of light that are presented in this experiential world. For more than 60 years, Prof. Christian Bartenbach has devoted himself to the theme of light. In 2007, son Christian Bartenbach took over the company. In the areas of Academy, Lighting Design, Research and Development, as

well as lighting solutions, Bartenbach has become a leading centre of excellence in the light sector.

BARTENBACH WORLD OF LIGHT Humans are beings of light. Light marks the rhythm of life and has the ability to affect mood and performance. It is this effect of light on people that constitutes the core theme of the work produced by Bartenbach. A team of architects, physicists, psychologists and designers engage with all facets

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Light marks the rhythm of life and has the ability to affect mood and performance.

of light to undertake research and development work into daylight and artificial light planning. The knowledge and understanding of the theme of "Light" have been passed on for more than 10 years through the Bartenbach Academy. In the rooms of the Bartenbach Academy, based in Aldrans in the Tyrol, Austria, the new Bartenbach World of Light offers a further platform for exchange and inspiration. Technical and physical aspects play a role, as do artistic and perceptual psychological perspectives. The visitor is brought closer to the fascinating medium of light, light research and planning projects through information boards, large-format photographs, partially interactive models and genuinely reproduced presentation spaces like conference rooms, living or experimentation rooms. The entire World of Light showcases new lighting materials that are actively integrated in the design, with solutions ranging from developments with industry partners and developments for the lighting industry, through to individual lenses and reflector systems. The hall is the Auditorium of the Light Academy. Here, daylight enters through tube-shaped openings in the ceiling. At the sides, glass aluminium panels were used, which increase the space and give the impression of daylight. Tunable White lights were integrated into the ceiling. The lounge provides the atmosphere of a living room or hotel lobby. In this instance, pyramid structures made from vaporised plastic were used as new lighting materials. Installed in slots in the wall, they provide optimum light distribution in the room.

The lounge provides the atmosphere of a living room or hotel lobby. In this instance, pyramid structures made from vaporised plastic were used as new lighting materials. Installed in slots in the wall, they provide optimum light distribution in the room.

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HELVAR LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM The Bartenbach World of Light is an ideal platform for the Helvar solutions range, both components as well as in the control area. This is why Helvar LED drivers are used, for example, in the Tunable White lights. Tunable White plays a large role in the different lighting moods and scenarios. Perfectly co-ordinated regulation of light colour and intensity is necessary for the creation of an optimal light environment. The Helvar Router & Designer lighting management solution is a highly flexible system for the creation of individual ideas. This future-oriented, scalable solution is fully compatible with the DALI Colour Control Standard. With the Designer software, it is possible to select and set the colour temperature of each light within the lighting system with just a single click of the mouse which significantly reduces the system commissioning time.

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1 x Router 905 1 x Router 910 2 x Router 920 1 x Router Designer Software 1 x Touchpanel 1 x 250 mA Power Supply 4 x Gateway 4 x Control Module 2 x EnOcean Gateway

The Innsbruck architects Schlögl & Süß were responsible for the exhibition’s architectural design. World of Light can be seen at the premises of the Light Academy, a building designed by the architect Volker Giencke.

"We are very proud that we have been able to showcase our expertise at the Bartenbach World of Light. It is recognition for Helvar as well as endorsement of our high-performance product range", says Christian Wein, Country Manager of Helvar GmbH. Christian Bartenbach, Managing Director of Bartenbach GmbH explains that “We chose Helvar because the lighting specialist offers a comprehensive range of components to facilitate intelligent lighting control and the creation of an intelligent complete solution. It was not only the products, but also the planning and the technical implementation service that completely convinced us”.

The hall is the Auditorium of the Light Academy. Here, daylight enters through tube-shaped openings in the ceiling. At the sides, glass aluminium panels were used, which increase the space and give the impression of daylight.

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Offices

TEXT Chiara Lawrence, Wildwood PICTURES Heljä Korkala

Energy Efficient and Human Centric Lighting Solution SafeExIT, Glostrup, Denmark Lighting and electrical supplier, SafeExIT, has transformed its office lighting setup with the help of Helvar products to create an energy efficient human centric lighting solution. The work has seen the Danish firm upgrade to an intelligent tunable white solution at its Glostrup, Denmark office, creating a shining example to show off to prospective customers as well as drastically reducing energy bills. The refit utilised existing fittings to ensure reduced costs and upheaval, with no need to remodel the existing ceiling. SafeExIT was keen to save potential energy during the daytime, and be able to adjust the colour of the lighting to better match the natural light conditions. It was important for the firm to find a simple streamlined system that used a single panel to switch on and off the lights. It opted for Helvar’s iC networked solution, incorporating the 920 router and utilising Designer iC software. This future proof and scalable lighting management solution is fully compatible with the DALI colour control standard. The Designer iC solution made it easy to pick the right colour for each luminaire within the lighting network, making the commissioning process much quicker and more straightforward. "The impact of light on physical work conditions interested us, and we are keen to learn more about how it works." comments Peter Bech, Manager at SafeExiIT HELVAR NEWS | ISSUE 21

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The lighting is set to a pleasant colour mix of 3000K and 5000K in the square-shaped luminaires, and is run by Helvar’s Tunable White iC-drivers, with linear LEDmodules. Peter Bech, Manager at SafeExIT, comments: “I wanted to update the lights with a DALI system, and tunable white was an added opportunity on top of that. The impact of light on physical work conditions interested us, and we are keen to learn more about how it works. We’re delighted with the end result; everything looks much fresher now, and the previous lighting had become tired and outdated.” The installation kept the original lighting switch by the reception desk. When the lights are switched on, everything works automatically, delivering a holistic automated lighting solution. Working in conjunction with the system, Helvar’s 312 Multisensors use PIR, constant light and infrared control to ensure optimal energy-efficient performance. The system supports the use of daylight through the office roof windows. As an added benefit, SafeExIT found the energy saving to be even better than expected. Helvar’s local partner calculated that SafeExIT’s old consumption was 16,517 kWh. The new calculation is 3,909 kWh per year, meaning a massive reduction of 76 % in the annual energy consumption, equivalent to an annual saving of €3,362. The meeting room formed another key part of the lighting upgrade. Serving multiple purposes, the room functions as

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When the lights are switched on, everything works automatically, delivering a holistic automated lighting solution. As an added benefit, SafeExIT found the energy saving to be even better than expected.

an exhibition area, classroom and as a cinema. Thanks to the new solution, SafeExIT manager Peter Bech is now able to control the lighting from his tablet via Helvar’s SceneSet app. Lighting scenes can be changed seamlessly and easily, which serves as an excellent training tool. SafeExIT needed to install controlling wires for the DALI system for the new setup. They divided the office space into east and west segments and cabled the segments separately, which made the installer’s work simple and fast. The client appreciated the simple cabling and the possibility to easily all lighting units: luminaires, sensors and panels. SafeExIT also appreciated that Helvar partner, Vanpee, has been on hand to provide extensive support both during the project and afterwards. Helvar’s holistic solution included all components, controls and technical support, offering extra peace of mind, with SafeExIT secure in the knowledge that all components would be compatible with each other.

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920 Router Designer iC Software Helvar Tunable White iC LED Drivers Helvar LED modules to equip 80 luminaires • 8 x 312 Multisensors

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Hotels TEXT Jody Frankis PICTURES Nacása & Partners Inc.

An unpretentious resort for a socialite’s lifestyle Le Signe Restaurant at Kyu Karuizawa Hotel, Japan Offering contemporary French cuisine in the foothills of Mount Asama-yama, Le Signe restaurant not only provides tourists a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of cities nearby, but also carefully prepared high-quality, seasonal food. A Helvar solution was chosen to supply a lighting control system that could provide flexible control across the restaurant area.

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Forming part of the hotel renovations on which the restaurant is located, the Kyu Karuizawa Hotel begun its new lease of life under its new name, concept and refurbished facilities. The resort had shut its doors in November 2014 for a full-scale renovation of its guestrooms, bar and lounge and restaurant facilities. The new concept for the hotel is “an unpretentious resort for a socialite’s lifestyle,” meaning that guests can escape from their daily lives and relax in

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the nature of Karuizawa. A town that has thrived as one of Japan’s most popular tourists spots due to its cool summer climate, breezy environment and stunning scenery.

Flawless integration between the lobby, restaurant and bar area was an intrinsic aspect of lighting control specification for the hotel.

Flawless integration between the lobby, restaurant and bar area was an intrinsic aspect of lighting control specification for the hotel. Each area needed to fulfill its own requirements whilst still complementing the neighboring space. A Helvar lighting control system was selected specifically to embody such lighting plans, maintaining well balanced functionality with cost effective solutions. In addition, easy dimming with scene adjustment, along with the design quality of the simple interface was particularly attractive to the hotel. During the refurbishment, LED lamps were adopted for the downlights at the hotel. The Helvar 458/UNI8 was the dimmer of choice as it enables best performance LED dimming. By meeting the dimming requirements as stipulated by the lighting designer, Helvar were able to dim the LED light sources without compromising the quality of light. Thus supporting the energy savings that the hotel required for the project.

System facts • 910 Router • 498/UNI8 8-Channel Thyristor Dimmer Modules • 498/UNI8 8-Channel Universal Dimmer Modules • 498/UNI8 8-Channel Ballast Control Modules • Modular Panels

Helvar Regional Partner, Rayos Ltd were very hands-on throughout the project. Completing matching tests with LED light sources and equipment at the planning stage, providing control diagrams and explaining the Helvar system to the electrical consultant, creating a seamless link throughout each stage of the project.

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Industrial

TEXT Sigi Riedelbauch, Public Touch PICTURES Hartmann International

Optimum illumination with maximum energy efficiency Environmental impact is an important guiding principle for logistics company Hartmann International.

The logistics company Hartmann International, based in the East Westphalia and still run by the Hartmann family, is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2016. In addition to logistics and freight forwarding services, they also offer haulage, as well as Air & Sea services. The certifications they have gained for quality and environmental management are evidence of the global company’s six generations of continuous dynamic and innovative developments. Environmental impact is an important guiding principle for Hartmann International. 10,000 m2 of photovoltaic systems and special driver training to encourage lower fuel consumption speak for themselves. Another example is the way in which the logistics hall is equipped at Hartmann International Head Office in Paderborn. It has been fitted out with state of the art lighting and control technology from Berling and Helvar.

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It all began with the Hartmann International subsidiary branch in Ibbenbüren. Through its physical proximity to Berling Living Lights, a company that specialises in the planning, design and manufacture of lights, contact was made and an idea was formed to plan and implement lighting control for the Ibbenbürener subsidiary branch. Andreas Hartmann, managing partner of Hartmann International, liked the energy-efficient solution in Ibbenbüren so much that he also wanted to implement it at their head office in Paderborn.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE The project for the Paderborn-based forwarding and logistics company involved the logistics hall, with its cargo handling area and high shelf storage areas, covering a total of 40,000 m². The aim was to segment the areas so that lighting could be separately and individually regulated.

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In order to achieve this, a total of nine Helvar DIGIDIM routers were used for flexible lighting control.

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8 x 910 Routers 1 x 905 Router 63 x 452 Universal Dimmer 165 x 317 High-Bay PIR Detector 298 x RANA single row 38 x RANA double row

There are also zones in the hall, which sees activity in different patterns. The rack storage aisles, which sometimes reach 60 metres in length, should only be illuminated when persons or vehicles are present. A Helvar High-Bay PIR motion sensor was installed for this purpose. They are designed specifically for motion detection at high mounting locations. The highly sensitive sensor technology is integrated with precision optics, allowing installation at a height of up to 15 metres. In the words of Andre Berling, a lighting designer for Berling Living Lights GmbH: “We have already completed several projects with Helvar in the past one-and-a-half years, and we value the planning and technical execution service they provide."

PRECISE AND COMFORTABLE ILLUMINATION Another requirement was that the lighting was uniform: it was expected that as little shadow as possible would fall on the ground or on the packages. The camera technology that was installed is able to accurately detect movements, to enable better tracking of consignments for example. Another advantage of uniform illumination is an increase in the comfort of the working conditions. The design and execution company Berling Living Lights understands very well the demands and requirements of production and logistics facilities. To provide a solution for this project, they opted for the self-developed Rana modular LED lighting system. The dimmable Rana LED system can be provided as individual lights or as a 1-row or 2-row module. It’s unique feature is not only that each light can be individually adjusted, but also that different lenses with a beam angle of 20 to 75 degrees are available. Together with a large number of light installation points, this means that the formation of shadows can be avoided. The use of LED technology, controlled over DALI and in combination with the Helvar lighting control and sensors, provides maximum energy efficiency and reliability. The LED lights are also lowmaintenance and can be replaced on an individual basis. "The lighting project at the Paderborn head office is a complete success", says Andreas Hartmann, managing partner of Hartmann International GmbH & Co. KG. "Energy savings of up to 75% and optimum illumination is a result that has exceeded our expectations."

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"The lighting project at the Paderborn head office is a complete success. Energy savings of up to 75% and optimum illumination is a result that has exceeded our expectations."

Hartmann International GmbH & Co. KG The company was founded in 1856 by Anton Hartmann and is still run today by family members. Based at two locations in Paderborn and Ibbenbüren, the logistics and freight forwarding company employs around 400 people. At their headquarters in Paderborn, the company operates 24,000 m2 of warehouse space and a cargo handling area of 7,000 m2. In Ibbenbüren, there are a further 18,000 m2 of operating space. Hartmann is committed to social issues and is strongly oriented towards its staff and the environment. In 2013, the logistics company generated a turnover of EUR 104 million.

Berling Living Lights Berling Living Lights offers excellent products, is experienced in the market, identifies important trends, creates attractive value added chains and offers a service that is characterised by a proximity to customers. It’s strengths lie in the development of customer-specific LED lighting systems. Many years of experience in the selection and management of suppliers and manufacturers ensures high quality, flexibility and adherence to delivery dates. Whether for storage and logistics halls, offices and commercial buildings, outdoor areas or sports facilities, a detailed lighting design is created for each project, taking into account all pertinent regulations and special requirements. This ensures that the desired requirements are optimally met in an energy-efficient and cost-efficient way.

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Gallery

TEXT Oliver Burrow, Wildwood PICTURES National Portrait Gallery, London

Historic portraits seen in a new light with Helvar Home to the world’s largest collection of portraits from the middle ages to the present day, the National Portrait Gallery is one of London’s most popular visitor attractions.

With two million visitors every year, its packed schedule can make any refurbishment work a major challenge. Over the past six years the Gallery has been making the transition from tungsten halogen lamps to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting. The installation has also included an upgrade of its exiting Helvar lighting control system with a new, more modern, solution.

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The National Portrait Gallery had a lighting control system in need of some updating. Work first began in Room 13, which currently exhibits portraits focussing on some of the key figures in scientific and industrial developments in the 18th Century. Helvar’s lighting control solutions were specified alongside ERCO’s 14W Optec LED spotlights

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"One of the benefits of dimming LED luminaires vs halogen luminaires is a constant colour temperature, the colour seen in the paintings stays exactly as the portrait was intended by the artist."

For the top lit gallery areas, the custom BMS is able to carefully monitor the brightness of natural light coming through the windows whilst tracking the sun’s position adjusting to the amount of natural daylight filling the areas.

which also required a lighting track change from 4 circuit to the modern standard of 3 circuit setup. The refurbishment will see Helvar’s 920 router’s installed with over 200 dimmer units. HES 98020 Ballast Controller modules are all fully integrated into a bespoke building management system (BMS). For the top lit gallery areas, the custom BMS is able to carefully monitor the brightness of natural light coming through the windows whilst tracking the sun’s position and measuring the sky’s brilliance, enabling the blinds to open and close whilst also dimming the lights up and down, adjusting to the amount of natural daylight filling the areas. Automatic time schedules are programmed into the BMS system to enable the smooth transition of lighting control throughout the day and night.

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National Portrait Gallery Chief Engineer, Allan Tyrrell, who oversaw the project says “In Room 13, we wanted to have a like-for-like replacement of the lighting, the original 100w tungsten halogen lamps were exchanged for 14 watt LED’s. Room 14 was used to trial Helvar’s lighting control solution which worked alongside ERCO’s luminaires enhancing the light’s ability to accurately reveal reds in paintings such as the portrait of the Duke of Marlborough”. “The new lighting shows off much more detail in the paintings than had been visible previously” says Allan. “With

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The new lighting shows off much more detail in the paintings than had been visible previously.


the installation of the LED’s, we have had no complaints regarding the lighting from the public. One of the benefits of dimming LED luminaires vs halogen luminaires is a constant colour temperature, the colour seen in the paintings stays exactly as the portrait was intended by the artist�.

PAR lamps with new LED lighting technology on the first floor, a project that is now nearing completion. With careful planning and design the work carried out has taken considerable effort and investment, enabling the new system to be a huge success. Many galleries around the world have now chosen to utilise similar systems.

With approximately 60% of energy savings, work will continue throughout the Gallery and into the offices to create a modern and comfortable place to work and visit. The next phase of installation is to replace the existing

With approximately 60% of energy savings, work will continue throughout the Gallery and into the offices to create a modern and comfortable place to work and visit.

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Product News

Hybrid dimming technology from Helvar

Helvar is delighted to be launching its new hybrid dimming range at Light & Building 2016. This patent pending lighting technology offers excellent LED dimming performance and is ideal for example classrooms or auditoriums where good quality dimming is required from 0–100 %. Hybrid dimming capable products are dimmed in two different ways. For higher dimming ranges of 20–100 %, Constant Current Reduction (CCR) dimming is be used, and for lower dimming ranges below 20%, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is used. CCR is an efficient technique for products dimmed above 20 % but on lower ranges, this type of dimming can have a negative impact on the light quality by causing uneven light output or colour temperature variation. To complement this, high frequency PWM provides the best light quality between 1 % and 20 % and prevents change of light colour.

All new Helvar DALI drivers include these hybrid dimming capabilities. The new LED driver LL1x110-E-DA has enhanced dimming performance with a promised lifetime of 55,000 hours. On 20 % – 100 % range, CCR dimming is used and the PWM dimming on the 1 % – 20 % range has been improved. Now on the 10 % – 20 % range, the PWM frequency is 8 kHz, and on the 1% – 10% range, the frequency grows gradually from 1 kHz to 8 kHz. This technology ensures high quality of light in full dimming range of 1 % – 100 %. For more information on the hybrid dimming range, please visit helvar.com/products/hybriddimming.

HOW DOES HYBRID DIMMING WORK?

“Our new hybrid range looks set to revolutionise dimming capabilities across all of our drivers,” says Teijo Kuosmanen, Strategic Product Manager at Helvar. “We work hard in researching and developing products that will improve the quality to our end users as much as possible. We hope that by using the two forms of dimming, CCR and PWM, we can create products that offer the best possible solution, whatever the application.“

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Lighting World TEXT Max BjÜrkgren PICTURES Heljä Korkala; Shutterstock; Johan Stenberg

The rapid market adoption of smartphones and tablets has brought about a significant change in the way people control various devices.

The future is wireless Wireless technology is a big part of our daily lives. Over the past decade, the use of wireless connected devices has become more and more widespread to the point where many of us would wonder how we ever lived without them. Communication technologies, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, are common in many devices, improving their ease-of-use, performance and capabilities. Meantime, the rapid market adoption of smartphones and tablets has brought about a significant change in the way people control various devices.

This change is now also entering the lighting business. The big opportunity for wireless technology is in the retrofit sector. Over 80 % of the commercial and public buildings that will exist in 2030 are already built. Many of these buildings, the majority of them for public use, feature no lighting control at all. In existing structures, the installation of the wiring typically needed for a control system is either too disruptive or expensive to achieve, or actually impossible due to cabling restrictions within the building.

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“ SO, WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS THAT WILL DRIVE THE ADOPTION OF WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SOLUTIONS? The most important factor remains the drive towards reducing energy consumption and cost. For example, in Finland, the running cost for public buildings is huge (around 15B€ annually) and a significant portion (40 %) of that is energy cost. We know that energy usage associated with lighting can be reduced by 70-80 % with LED lighting combined with effective control. Simply lowering the total consumption by a few percent can offer significant savings to the property owners. In addition the new the European energy efficiency directive (2010/31/EU) will lead real estate sector to reduce energy consumption significantly . Another important business driver is the flexibility and lower installation cost associated with wireless. Wireless control panels are often battery driven or operate through energy harvesting, which means that they can be easily moved or reconfigured. This is especially useful when the layout of a building changes, or when the purpose of a room is altered as frequently happens in commercial and public building spaces. We operate in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world where we use smartphones and tablets at home and at work HELVAR NEWS | ISSUE 21

Max Björkgren, Reseach & Technology Director at Helvar looks at the evolving opportunity for wireless lighting control.

for the convenience and personalized control that brings. We are familiar with using smart phones to control remote devices at home and this makes the transition to controlling lighting from a phone very natural. This trend will become more and more common also in commercial buildings.

WHAT STANDARDS ARE THERE TO WORK FROM? Lighting control standards are evolving to meet the transition to wireless. We are seeing not just new wireless products entering the market, but also new companies introducing exclusively wireless lighting control solutions. Today, there are several standards for wireless lighting control, but no single, dominant choice as yet. The differences between the current standards are the communication protocols, power consumptions, supported network topology, transmission range and data rate. Most of the various solutions use some of the non-licensed frequency bands (~2,4 GHz, 868 MHz.) for communication. These communication standards are by no means compatible with each other. In additions there are new / upcoming standards like Thread, which uses 802.15.4 as the physical layer. Most of the above standards will come with enhancements and major improvements during 2016. One

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There are several standards for wireless lighting control, but no single, dominant choice as yet.

of the most interesting new standard is the mesh version of Bluetooth, which will bring Bluetooth from being a point to point solutions now becoming a space solution. All of the standards mentioned above need an application layer to deal with lighting control. Therefor it will be important for the whole industry to standardize that part as well. This work has started in forums like The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA).

installation and also help us meet end user expectations for greater and easier system control. In the future will the usage of IoT technology grow significantly. Wireless solutions are important enablers to form IoT eco-systems. The wireless communication standards will enter to its decisive phase soon as the market is evolving towards only a few standards with a better chance for increased interoperability.

The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA) is an industry consortium where the lighting industry is working together to select a wireless standard for lighting. Whilst this is happening, many companies are using available technologies to feed the market needs. Wireless lighting control offers significant benefits when it comes to energy savings and the ability to bring controls to buildings where wired control is simply not an option, for example, heritage buildings or rented spaces. It is important that we make use of the capabilities for wireless control especially as we move closer to the Internet of Things world. From a manufacturer’s perspective, developing a communication standard for such products will help clarify the right wireless solution for a particular project, ensure that benefits are delivered at an affordable price point for

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Product News

Several new LED Drivers To make the LED driver selection easier, we have enhanced our range with several new products. All new dimmable drivers are utilising Helvar's hybrid dimming technology.

IN COMPACT SIZE New compact size SELV < 60 V classified drivers (25 W, 35 W and 50 W) have been added to the range. The 50 W drivers have CC and DALI versions, and they are also available with coated circuit boards, improving the operation in challenging climate conditions. The 50 W driver is also available as an Active+ smart solution driver.

IN LINEAR SIZE Our efficient driver range has a 110 W DALI version in linear format. This 110 W driver will have an Active+ version, and also a 50 W linear Active+ driver will be introduced.

New latching Relay Controller Introducing the new 499 Relay Controller which uses 8 x 20 A latching relays to control high power, non-dimmable lighting loads in major retail, commercial, arena and industrial applications. Designed to meet international specifications where nondimmable, high bay luminaires and HID lamp sources require switched control, this new Helvar Relay Controller provides a significant step up in load per channel capacity over traditional 10A DIN rail controllers. The 499 Relay Controller can be networked through either DALI, SDIM, or DMX communication as part of a Helvar DIGIDIM or Imagine lighting control system. The unit incorporates an intuitive LED segment display and push buttons for monitoring, manual configuration and control purposes.

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Product News

More choices in Active+ solution Helvar introduces three new Active+ LED drivers. The Helvar LC1x50 Active+, LL1x50 Active+ and LL1x110 Active+ LED drivers are compatible with the original Active+ standalone solution including software and features.

Simple installation

Flexibility in design: With these three new products, Active+ is now available in compact and linear format, and with larger variety of output power (10-42 W, 50 W and 110 W). The LC1x50 Active+ can be used independently with optional strain relief.

Self-learning

Safer luminaires: The LC1x50 Active+ and LL1x50 Active+ are SELV < 60 V protected drivers, which makes them safe and easy to design them into luminaires.

Smart energy savings

The Active+ range will continue to grow this year with increased flexibility and exciting new features.

Luminaire fitted with Active+ is as easy to install as a simple switched luminaire. No control wiring, programming or configuration is needed.

Active+ uses 60-100 hours to learn about its environment - external daylight conditions, and other luminaires around it.

Compared to a simple switched luminaire, Active+ brings added features - presence detection, daylight harvesting and seamless and comfortable dimming.

Introducing new variants of stand alone sensors Helvar launches new variants of our 311 Ceiling PIR and 317 High Bay sensors and a new IP rated surface-mount back box for the 317. The 311P increases the IP rating of the standard product from IP40 to IP55, giving it greater protection against dust and water. When used with the SBB-P Surface-Mount Back Box, the IP rating of both the standard 317 and the 317M is increased from IP40 to IP65. The 311M and 317M can be used in environments as cold as -30째C.

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