Energy saving solutions

In a general-purpose office, the main requirement on lighting is to provide illumination of sufficient strength and quality to facilitate the tasks being performed. For most offices, this means ceiling luminaires for overall lighting supplemented with localised task lighting where necessary.

From an energy standpoint the main issues with traditional lighting systems for offices are:

  •     lights being left on for longer than necessary
  •     lights being left on when enough sunlight is available
  •     lights being left on due to a lack of localised control.

All of these issues can be resolved with an intelligent lighting system from Baulogic; your office space is divided into small, individually controlled zones, with the system automatically detecting when each area is occupied. It then adjusts the dimming level according to ambient light conditions. Using a DALI network and wireless switches (or telephone-based control) it is entirely possible to individually control each luminaire.

Modern methods

Baulogic specialises in the use of modern cabling methods that can reduce installation times by up to 70% - allowing you to move into your new office weeks earlier.

Rather than terminating each cable in-situ, the installation consists of clipping together pre-wired and pre-tested connectors. When combined with bus-based power and control backbones, these systems provide enormous flexibility for the future, allowing changes to be made to the layout and use of offices without needing to rip out the ceiling across the entire level.

DALI lighting control panels

Baulogic manufactures standalone and KNX-integrated DALI lighting control panels for commercial projects. Our lighting control panels are fully configurable via an in-built web-based interface, and come with comprehensive instructions that allow you to install our panels and commission your DALI installation yourself. You are able to address your light fittings, emergency light fittings, DALI PIRs and DALI switch interfaces and then arrange them into flexible lighting control circuits.

Powerful features of our DALI lighting control panels include:

  • Digital dimming on all circuits
  • Presence detection
  • Absence detection
  • Multiple switches and PIRs per control circuit
  • Scene control
  • Daylight compensated light level control
  • Time-based schedules
  • Energy-saving auto-off functions with pre-warning
  • Fire alarm interface with configurable behaviour
  • Automated ballast power-down
  • Automated emergency light testing
  • Automated fault reports via email
  • Optional integration into a KNX control system

Our standard DALI lighting control panels support up to eight DALI lines. Each DALI line can handle up to 63 standard or emergency light fittings, 16 four-button switch interfaces, and 16 passive infrared sensors with brightness detection, arranged over 24 lighting circuits.

Multiple Baulogic DALI lighting control panels can be interlinked by ethernet and will then operate as a single system. Our panels support dual-circuit redundancy, for hospitals and similar critical buildings, ensuring that the lights stay on even when one power circuit or controller fails.

Our panels work with modular wiring solutions, including FLEX7, Apex and WINSTA,  or with fixed cabling. We can provide a design service for your DALI installation, and can build custom DALI lighting panels to suit your specific needs.

Contact us to see how DALI digital lighting control can simplify your installations, reduce energy costs and revolutionise the way you maintain your building's lighting.

Automated testing of emergency lighting

Baulogic's DALI lighting control panels automatically monitor and test emergency lighting.

Our DALI panels automatically initiate function and duration tests in accordance with EN50172 and email you a report detaing lamp, ballast and battery pass/fail status for every light fitting and emergency light fitting. These emails help you plan your maintenance schedules, and form your statutory logs of the testing of your emergency lighting. No longer do you need to walk around the building looking for failed lamps and initiating emergency lighting tests.

Our systems test Self-Contained Emergency Fittings as well as installations covered by Central Batteries or Static Inverters.

 

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