Lighting Control Systems


Man's connection to nature

Biophilic Design – What the heck is it?

“Biophilic Design” – Just another buzzword or phrase joining terms such as “circadian rhythm”, “holistic design”, “purified air”, “acoustical comfort”, and more? If you’d come across the word “biophilia” a few years ago, you may well have considered it dodgy!…

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Communicating with BACnet

“Lighting control system must be able to communicate with BMS” How many times do we see the above (or similar) in a specification? A one liner asking for one system to talk to another with no further detail on the…

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DALI lighting control NZ

DALI Lighting Control

What is DALI Lighting Control? As DALI lighting control is specified in more and more commercial projects in New Zealand, and as it becomes a lighting system of choice in numerous high end homes, we thought this topic may deserve…

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LED inrush current

Controlling LED Lights

There are a variety of ways of controlling LED lights: trailing edge or leading edge, DALI, 1-10V, etc. There are also a huge number of LED lights and LED drivers in our New Zealand marketplace. Our recommendation therefore is always…

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emergency lighting compliance testing

Emergency Lighting Testing

Testing emergency lighting can be a real pain! But why not let the system test itself? The Australian and NZ Standard AS2293.2 requires that emergency evacuation lighting  systems should be inspected and maintained in accordance with relevant procedures specified in…

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Emergency Lighting Testing New Zealand

DALI Emergency Lighting

In New Zealand it has been common for emergency lighting to be a stand alone system, running completely independently of lighting control, often with very basic mechanical timer testing and usually no automated reporting or alert system. Overseas, the preferred…

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commercial lighting control

Commercial Lighting Control

Commercial lighting control is a term used to describe the various ways of controlling lights in commercial buildings of all kinds: from warehouses, offices and retail stores to schools, hospitals, hotels and more. The best commercial light control system for…

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