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 lighting control scheme plays in both producing both color-changing effects and ongoing energy cost savings at the eBay Customer Service Center. Lighting control design by Mark Greenawalt, lighting designer for SmithGroupJJR. Photography by Scot Zimmerman Photography and Mark Greenawalt, PE, LC, LEED BD+C, SmithGroupJJR.
This 240,000-sq.ft. facility achieved LEED-Gold with points for Light Pollution Reduction and Controllability of Systems Lighting. Facade lighting during pre-curfew hours is additionally controlled by a DMX storage/playback device that orchestrates four programmed shows. Dynamic color changing LED fixtures at the parapet illuminate the tree canopies from above while landscape fixtures uplight from below, both located for ease of maintenance.
Open offices designed with fully-dimmed daylight harvesting. Controls included photosensors, vacancy sensors, and wireless overrides mounted on steel beams. Visual comfort is maximized with pendant indirect lights and automated shades for glare control.
Energy efficient LED parking lot fixtures installed with peer-to-peer wireless system with individual and group control, continuous dimming, automated scheduling, and remote monitoring and measurement.
Pendant and accent fixtures addressed the complexity of the open structure ceiling.
Color changing lights for the auditorium stage are controlled by 48-Channel theatrical dimming console that features 24-step sequences, 199-step cues, moving light controls, and MIDI/DMX communication.
Primary colors of the corporate logo helped achieve the performance criteria to be playful and colorful.
Common areas utilize centralized lighting control relay system with area overrides and emergency night lights on generator. Private offices equipped with vacancy controls with full dimming for occupant comfort.
The connector tunnel between buildings features 5′-square gloss black star field panels. Controls make Fiber Optic stars twinkle. Blue fluorescent lamps uplight the space above while MR-16 spots accent the path of egress.
Cafeteria includes energy saving daylight harvesting for perimeter zones.
Exterior lighting is controlled by automated relay panels with astronomic time clock programming.
Energy Efficiency: High performance classroom lighting includes integrated mode controls and vacancy sensors tied to HVAC controls. Pendants provide uniform lighting with 2-lamps in general mode OR 1-lamp in audio-visual mode.
Budget: Lighting package was value engineered in half while maintaining a robust lighting control system.