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 use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of lighting controls at Taylor University LaRita Boren Campus Center in Upland, IN. Design by Design Collaborative. Photography by Tim Brumbeloe, Brumbeloe Fine Arts. Lighting controls based on the Hubbell NX Series Addressable lighting control system with a combination of distributed relays and sensors.
The lighting control system for this college student center is synced with the building management system, and has the ability to be accessed remotely by facilities personnel through web-based monitoring. This allows lighting schedules and controls to be quickly adjusted by personnel to meet faculty requirements, making the system more tunable and responsive. Along with the centralized control system, each space has manual overrides so that faculty members can switch or dim lighting as necessary.
All fixtures in this campus center interior and exterior feature LED lighting. The cutting-edge lighting control system performs daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing, and scheduling in order to consume as little energy as possible.
LED fixtures are laid out to complement the daylighting provided by the large curtain wall and emphasize the volume of the space.
Fixtures work with architectural gestures to reinforce scale and highlight finishes and features.
Large and small fixtures are used to create different qualities of light depending on the space.
Fixtures are used to reinforce wayfinding and navigation through spaces, highlighting products and destinations.
Irregularly placed fixtures create a sense of energy and movement in what could have been a typical ceiling plane.
Architectural forms are highlighted with fixtures, following lines and accentuating a variety of spatial volumes.
Fixtures draw the eye to key design elements and connect spaces that might otherwise be divided.
A wide variety of fixtures were used to highlight key architectural forms and volumes. Integrated controls make operation simple.