The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective application of lighting controls in nonresidential spaces.
This month, we will explore the role that a sophisticated lighting control scheme plays in controlling lighting at a forensic center. Lighting control design by Michael Shiu, lighting designer for Stantec Consulting Ltd. Photography by Richard Johnson. Lighting controls by Fifth Light.
This 550,000 SF Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The lighting design meets the $497M project budget and creates a practical atmosphere for a modern, integrated, and energy efficient building. Fixtures are robust, secure, and easily maintained. All building fixtures are controlled by a DALI system, make use of daylight, occupancy and photosensors, and use T8 fluorescent, LED or compact fluorescent lamps to meet IES, LEED and ASHRAE requirements. In the coroner’s courts entrance canopy, an exterior lighting sensor and astronomical clock control the recessed compact fluorescent TTT lamp pot
Simple architecture and decorative lighting in public spaces create a welcoming yet authoritative atmosphere. Exterior lighting sensors and an astronomical clock control all exterior pole-mounted and wall-mounted light fixtures.
The five-story-high atrium’s bridges and stairs connect multiple spaces. Atrium circulation lighting is always on, except for statutory holidays. A DALI control adjusts light output.
In the atrium’s sitting areas, an astronomical clock and occupancy sensor control the lighting.
The daylighting design utilizes large glazing walls, windows and sunlight. In the public courts entrance, daylight sensors control and dim the lighting levels.
Daylight sensors and occupancy sensors control lighting in corridors with tall windows via a DALI lighting system.
Daylight sensors and occupancy sensors control office area lighting with a DALI ballast connected to a DALI lighting-control system.
Courtrooms utilize compact fluorescent down lights and cove lighting. Each fixture in the court rooms is fully dimmable with an addressable DALI ballast and controlled by a local digital control panel using the DALI interface.
Secure areas employ high-security fixtures. Labs and autopsy areas, for example, utilize recessed fluorescent clean-room fixtures, which are controlled by local switches and a centralized DALI lighting system.