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Lightnews

Volume Lightnews

Lights on track

at the Museum

of Islamic Art

page 14

Cornwall

eco-hotel

page 4

World’s tallest

building

page 10

LED insights

page 20

10


message from the Gm

Twelve months on,

innovation at the heart

A year on from the acquisition of Dynalite

by Philips, I wanted to reflect on the significant

achievements of the last year. However, before

I do that it is perhaps worth remembering why

the decision was made to acquire Dynalite in the

first place.

Expertise and world-leading technology in lighting

control is a key enabler and central to Philips

Lighting’s future direction and ambitions. We know

that the critical link between products like lamps,

luminaires and LEDs, and a fully integrated solutions

environment is the control capability. Lighting

control infrastructure underpins the fully integrated

environment that is the future of building and energy

management systems worldwide.

The coming together of Dynalite with Philips yields

a powerful combination that will deliver the energy

efficiency and architectural lighting solutions of

the future.

However, in any commercial integration the

implementation and bedding down is as important as

the original decision to come together. In this case it

was the challenge associated with integrating a large

global corporation with a successful and dynamic

smaller business.

Happily this has worked well and we continue to

realise the synergies between the two organisations.

The Philips team has had to come to grips with the

particular challenge of the sales and marketing of

lighting control solutions, including the complexity

of project design and documentation, and the

interaction between multiple stakeholders. However,

this skill-set and experience is especially strong in

Dynalite, and combined with Philips’ global reach we

have seen new markets and opportunities open up.

These can only grow as we fully engage the whole of

the new combined organisation.

I want to also take this opportunity to dispel a

number of misconceptions associated with the

acquisition. The nay sayers who predicted that we

would reduce staff, shift manufacturing offshore and

relocate our Sydney office could not have been more

wrong. In fact, we have doubled our R&D budget,

increased staff, and refurbished the Sydney office to

make it the Philips global centre of competence for

indoor networked controls. Our Sydney premises

are now fully equipped with a reference lighting

control and energy management system that

utilises daylight harvesting and presence sensing

techniques to minimise unnecessary lighting energy

consumption in an office environment.


Our continued manufacturing investment in Australia

will focus on the low-volume high-diversity lines that

are fundamentally important to fulfil our customers’

needs, while at the same time supporting R&D

and innovation. This, and our role as the Philips

global centre of competence for indoor networked

controls, will ensure our Australian entity remains

of strategic importance in the years ahead. I am

delighted that Dynalite’s founder, John Gunton, will

continue to play a vital role and apply his innovation

to the ongoing development of our lighting controls

offering. He is a pioneer of the industry and his

involvement in the business is a great benefit.

The goal of the next 12 months is to continue to

capitalise on the strength of the new business. The

decision to make Philips Dynalite the global centre

of competence for indoor networked controls is

recognition of the importance of the entity to Philips

Lighting globally. It is also recognition of the people

involved and the success of the Dynalite and Philips

integration now happening on a global basis.

The integration is proceeding extremely well. In

Europe, our UK business is now fully integrated with

the Philips UK commercial organisation, and we have

recently appointed several new value-added resellers

(VARs) in the EMEA region. We have also established

a new presence in the US by leveraging the Philips

wider subsidiary and channel network.

I am proud of our team’s achievements and excited

about the opportunities that lie ahead. The Philips

Dynalite business has achieved much in a short

period of time. We look forward to working in

partnership with our existing and new customers

to deliver excellence in lighting control.

Bert Verschuren,

Philips Dynalite General Manager

Contents

02

In touch

Dynalite unveiled in North America

Four new EMEA distributors appointed

Hands-on LED experience at Light+Building 2010

CEDIA showcase

04

Light in action

Green Lights for Scarlet Hotel

06

Product Spotlight

Ecolinx: Pioneering ‘green office’

lighting control

08

Light in action

PetroChina HQ sets the standard

10

Light in action

Burj Khalifa: Living the high life

12

Light in action

Lighting up a London Mansion

14

Light in action

On track at the

Museum of Islamic Art

16

Light in action

Philips brings light to the law

18

Industry Insight

An essential rethink on

presence sensing

Philips and Somfy collaborate

20

Applied Technology

Controlling the future of

LED lighting

Lightnews Vol 10 | 1


In Touch

Launch in

North America

The Philips Dynalite range of

lighting and energy management solutions

has been launched in North America by

Philips Lighting.

During a nine-city tour of the USA in the

first half of 2010, the Dynalite system was

met with great enthusiasm by specifiers,

lighting designers and electrical contractors.

“All the feedback indicates that this is the

solution the market has been looking for,”

said Michael Soganich, Manager Business

Development – Controls, Philips Lighting

Electronics. “We have been able to fast

track our launch through the Philips

Lighting organisation, with all UL/FCC

approvals achieved on the first pass, with

the support of the Global Competence

Centre in Sydney.”

According to Soganich, companies are

increasing their focus on lighting energy

management, owing to new standards by the

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During a nine-city tour

of the USA, the Dynalite

range was met with

great enthusiasm.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating

and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

and California Title 24 regulations that

mandate the maximum energy consumption

per square foot and specify minimum levels

of control. “This is particularly impacting

the commercial, educational, healthcare

and government sectors,” he said. “We’re

receiving a lot of interest in the Dynalite

system, which is scalable from a single room

to an installation involving several thousand

fixtures, allowing individual addressability

to each light point for granular control

and measurement using our intuitive

software application.”

The introduction of the Dynalite range

to North America represents a significant

step for both the US lighting industry and

Philips, which is the only company that can

offer a fully integrated end-to-end solution

that spans lamps, fixtures, ballasts and

control systems.

Four new EMEA

distributors appointed

Paul Wilmshurst, Business

Development Director for

Philips Dynalite’s European

Central Application Group,

welcomes AWE (top) and

TopAudio (bottom) to

the fold.

Philips Dynalite has appointed four new

value-added resellers (VARs) in the Europe,

Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Each a leading AV and integrated systems

distributor in their region, Israel’s Top

Audio, Germany’s audionetwork, and

Malta’s Doublesin & Zammit will now be

the primary source in their respective

countries of Philips Dynalite systems for

the custom installation, residential and

commercial sectors.

In addition, the UK’s AWE Europe will now

be the exclusive source of Philips Dynalite

systems for the UK custom installation

and residential sectors. The AWE team will

complement Philips Lighting’s UK Country

Sales Unit, which will focus on integrated

lighting and energy management solutions

for the commercial and hospitality sectors,

as well as large-scale projects.

“We very much look forward to growing

our business relationships with these four

companies,” said Paul Wilmshurst, Business

Development Director for Philips Dynalite’s

European Central Application Group. “They

each have a tremendous reputation in the

local AV and custom installation sector,

and with sub-dealer networks already

established are in the ideal position to

bring our solutions to the widest possible

audience. We welcome them to the fold

as VARs.”

The Philips Dynalite range is an addition to

the Philips Pronto portfolio handled by most

of these distributors.


Light+Building: Philips

displayed the latest LED

technologies.

The Philips Dynalite display.

Hands-on LED experience

at Light+Building 2010

At the recent Light+Building exhibition

in Frankfurt, Philips Dynalite showcased its

lighting control expertise, playing a key role

in the demonstration of some of the latest

Philips LED lighting technologies.

Philips Dynalite operator interfaces, touch

screens and keypads were used to configure

and operate Philips Lighting’s ‘Technology

Cube’ interactive exhibition-floor displays,

providing attendees with technical insight

and valuable hands-on experience.

Commercial and office lighting applications,

as well as the quest for sustainability, were

a major focus at this years’ exhibition.

Here, Philips Dynalite provided insight into

the role of fully integrated lighting control

systems in delivering advanced levels of

controllability and energy efficiency.

On the other side of the world, Philips

Dynalite was represented by the company’s

value-added reseller, Bridges Electronics,

at the Light+Building exhibition in

Guangzhou, China.

Philips Dynalite took

part in the CEDIA Home

Technology Event in

London.

CEDIA

showcase

Philips Dynalite recently exhibited

at two Custom Electronic Design and

Installation Association (CEDIA) exhibitions

on opposite sides of the globe, taking part

in the CEDIA Home Technology Event in

London (15-17 June) and CEDIA Expo in

Melbourne (23-25 June). At both events, the

main focus was demonstrating the company’s

integration expertise and leading portfolio of

lighting control and automation solutions.

Philips Dynalite showcased a wide range of

control system elements and software that

enable advanced levels of lighting control

and seamless integration with third-party

control systems. These included the new

EnvisionProject programming platform, the

new DTP170 touch screen and the popular

Revolution Series 2 user panel/keypad with

OLED display (DR2P).

Lightnews Vol 10 | 3


Light in action

Perched on a cliff in beautiful Cornwall, the Scarlet Hotel has set a new benchmark

in sustainable hotel design. Its impressive energy performance is underpinned by a

lighting control system from Philips Dynalite.

Green lights for Scarlet Hotel

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Philips Dynalite has supplied an energysaving

lighting control system for the

luxury Scarlet eco-hotel in Cornwall, UK.

The design by Philips Dynalite Dimension

dealer, Lightmaster-Direct, embraces best

environmental practices to yield a lighting

scheme that uses just 3.36 watts per square

metre, while providing guests with an

unparalleled ambience and sense of opulence.

According to the Development Director

for the Scarlet Hotel, Simon Baldwin, the

lighting system reflects the hotel’s pioneering

approach to environmental sustainability.

Lighting is very important within a hotel,

and the energy used to maintain lighting is

something that has been overlooked for a

long time,” he said. “The Scarlet has been

designed to maximise the use of natural light,

and this has driven the development of the

lighting system itself.”

Energy-saving fluorescent and LED luminaires,

along with multipurpose sensors, are integral

elements of the lighting design. “All the

lighting is either fluorescent or LED, and the

Scarlet is probably unique in this respect,”

said Baldwin. “The design is also challenging

the expectation that hotel lights need to

be on all the time, making extensive use of

multipurpose sensors to ensure lights are

turned off when not required. The lighting

Guests can match their

mood from a choice of seven

lighting scenes, carefully

created by the design team to

enhance the ambience of the

guest rooms.

design delivers both the environmental and

architectural outcome we were seeking.”

Lightmaster-Direct designed, engineered and

commissioned the innovative lighting system

to meet stringent environmental, functional

and architectural criteria. Many of the hotel’s

light fittings were custom-designed and

built by Lightmaster-Direct to meet these

exacting standards.



The design is challenging

the expectation that hotel

lights need to be on all the

time. . . [It] delivers both

the environmental and

architectural outcome we

were seeking.


Stunning architectural

and mood lighting belie

the considerable energy

savings realised—with an

internal lighting efficacy of

just 3.36 watts per square

metre being achieved.

Obvious choice

“The design brief called for an integrated

lighting control system to provide pre-set

lighting scenes in all public areas and mood

lighting to bedrooms—all controlled by

a combination of wall-controls, remote

controls and motion sensors,” said

Lightmaster Design Director, Richard Nock.

“A Philips Dynalite solution was the obvious

choice. Its controllers are without question

the best on the market for fluorescent

and LED lighting, and the Philips Dynalite

solution-set remains our preferred lighting

control system to work with, due to its

performance, reliability and versatility.”

The Scarlet’s fluorescent and LED circuits

are controlled by a combination of Philips

Dynalite relay and ballast controllers. Philips

Dynalite universal sensors help ensure

that lighting only activates when areas are

occupied and when ambient light levels fall

below a threshold level. The backbone to

the lighting control system is provided by

Philips Dynalite’s sophisticated peer-to-peer

communications serial bus network, DyNet.

Two Philips Dynalite touch-screen control

panels allow the lighting moods of the public

areas to be set by the hotel staff. Revolution

2 user-interface wall panels permit local

user control for some public areas and

all the guest rooms. Each guest room has

two engraved and backlit Revolution 2

wall panels that allow guests to match

their mood from a choice of seven lighting

scenes—‘ambient’, ‘bright’, ‘relax’, ‘bath’,

‘night’, ‘balcony’, and ‘all off’.

Staggering savings

In spite of the architectural and mood

lighting results achieved, considerable

energy savings have been realised. “Where

a conventional hotel typically achieves

lighting efficacy of 10 watts per square

metre, the design brief for the Scarlet called

for 8 watts per square metre,” said Nock.

“However, the finished system achieved a

staggering internal lighting efficacy of just

3.36 watts per square metre—representing

just 34 per cent of the energy use of a

conventional design.

“We have also achieved significant energy

savings with the garden lighting. Using

discreet 1 watt LED fittings, a subtle and

beautiful garden lighting design has been

achieved using less than 100 watts in total!”

In order to measure actual power

consumption—and to facilitate real-time

monitoring for maintenance—of the lighting

system, the Scarlet is considering the

addition of a DLight III server and MapView

software from Philips Dynalite to the lighting

infrastructure. This will enable fine tuning

of the system over time to achieve further

energy savings in the future.

“The goal of this project was to build a

unique and opulent hotel in a beautiful

location, and to achieve performance at the

cutting edge of environmental sustainability,”

said Baldwin. “The Scarlet proves that you

don’t have to sacrifice luxury to achieve high

levels of energy efficiency. Scarlet really is

the new green!”

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Product Spotlight

Ecolinx: Pioneering

‘green office’

lighting control

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A sophisticated ‘green office’ building technology, the Ecolinx

controller streamlines lighting control system design and

installation, and facilitates the implementation of energy

management strategies—delivering ongoing operational flexibility

and energy savings.

Today, office buildings are one of the

largest contributors to greenhouse gas

emissions, with lighting systems representing

up to 30 per cent of the energy consumed.

So, it stands to reason that by optimising

the environmental performance of office

building lighting systems, significant energy

and cost savings can be realised. Here, ‘green

office’ building technologies, such as the

latest evolution of Philips Dynalite’s Ecolinx

controller, are playing a vital role.

Leveraging the labour-saving flexibility of

structured wiring connectivity, Ecolinx

Ecolinx facilitates the

implementation of energy

management strategies,

with zoning, daylight

harvesting and presence

sensing functionality easily

incorporated.

empowers commercial building owners

and occupiers to realise truly effective

automated lighting control architectures.

In addition to streamlining system design,

installation and expansion, Ecolinx facilitates

the implementation of energy management

strategies, with zoning, daylight harvesting

and presence sensing functionality

easily incorporated.

Founded on Philips Dynalite’s DBC905

high-frequency ballast controller technology,

the versatile Ecolinx controller boasts nine

separate structured wiring lighting circuit

output channels, and provides luminaireby-luminaire

dimming and on/off lighting

control for commercial environments,

big or small. Importantly, all nine Ecolinx

output channels can be individually and

independently software-configured to

one of four popular ballast control and

monitoring protocols—1 to 10V analogue

control, ‘digital serial interface’ (DSI), ‘digital

addressable lighting interface’ (DALI)

broadcast, or full DALI universe.

“Energy efficiency and sustainable design

are no longer options in the commercial

building domain; they are absolute

essentials,” said Laurence Coote, Philips

Dynalite Sales Director. “Ecolinx—with

its highly granular luminaire control and

monitoring functionality, plus powerful

installation flexibility and scalability—is an

important tool in this quest.”

Protocol preference

Ecolinx-based lighting control systems

employ a distributed control philosophy,

where control intelligence is distributed

about the network in a modular fashion and

linked via Philips Dynalite’s sophisticated

peer-to-peer communications serial bus

network, DyNet. Further integration with

the office building management system

(BMS) provides added controllability.

Additionally, the Ecolinx controller’s

multi-protocol capability provides

enormous advantages over competing

HF ballast controllers. “In most cases, a

change in protocol demands a completely

different piece of control hardware,”

said Coote. “This is not the case with

the latest evolution of the Ecolinx

controller. Designers and developers can

postpone deciding on the lighting system

control protocol to the very last minute.


Ecolinx-based lighting control

systems employ a distributed

control philosophy,

networked via DyNet.

Furthermore, it permits a building’s lighting

control system to evolve from protocolto-protocol—say

from analogue ‘1 to

10V’ to a DALI system—as and when the

need arises.”

Ecolinx controls the lighting system’s

dimming and on/off status on either a

luminaire-by-luminaire basis, or in unison

across control groups, allowing offices

to modulate lighting output in line with

application requirements. “By simply

ensuring lighting is only activated when

and where it is required within the office,

energy can be saved,” said Coote. “Ecolinx

does just that, and is essential for meeting

requirements specified in green building

rating tools, such as Green Star, NABERS

Energy, LEED and BREEAM.”

Structured and scalable

Measuring just 35mm thick, the compact

Ecolinx controller has been designed for

direct installation within office ceiling

cavities. All wiring connections to the

Ecolinx—whether mains input, lighting

circuit outputs, or the unit’s total of ten

control and network inputs—are facilitated


All nine Ecolinx output channels can

be individually and independently

software-configured to one of

four popular ballast control and

monitoring protocols—1 to

10V, DSI, DALI broadcast, or full

DALI universe.


by tool-free structured wiring ports.

Output channels are provided in either the

popular Wieland or modular wiring/CMS

Electracom connector formats.

“The Ecolinx aligns with structured wiring

culture, which is popular in the UK and

Europe, and steadily growing in other

regions, such as Australasia and the Middle

East. In fact, this ‘plug-and-play’ approach

permits installation and post-commissioning

adaptation of any Ecolinx lighting system to

be carried out quickly and easily by semiskilled

or unskilled crews,” said Coote. “This

results in fast-tracked project installation

timelines, ensuring significant installation

and maintenance labour savings over the life

of the building, particularly in high labourcost

markets.”

The Ecolinx controller has a main RS485

DyNet network port and boasts four

isolated RJ12 DyNet input ports that can

support up to 20 multi-function sensor

inputs, such as motion, photoelectronic

illuminance, and infrared detectors, plus

operator panels/keypads and other interface

devices. A further bank of Wieland-

Featuring labour-saving

structured wiring

connectivity, Ecolinx is the

new ‘must have’ tool for the

green office.

compatible plug connectors provide

interface for up to four 3-pole connectors,

for local switching and dimming via two-way

and off retractive switches.

Modular by design and inherently scalable,

the Ecolinx controller supports highly

granular lighting control.

As a result, the Ecolinx system can easily

adapt to meet the needs of the building

occupants and their ever-changing interior

space requirements, as well as tenancy

changes. “Future-proofed, flexible and highly

functional, the Ecolinx controller directly

addresses industry’s requirement for

‘green’ functionality in commercial office

buildings—from the design phase through

to construction, installation and operation,”

said Coote. “The Ecolinx controller is

an essential element of energy-efficient

office building management strategies of

the future.”

Lightnews Vol 10 | 7


Light in action

The new PetroChina HQ

in Beijing incorporates

energy-saving systems

and advanced building

management technologies,

founded on a lighting

control system from

Philips Dynalite.

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PetroChina HQ

sets the standard

Incorporating China’s largest DALI lighting installation, PetroChina

HQ’s lighting control system is setting the standard for flexible

controllability and ‘green’ building performance, further enabled

through Philips luminaire technologies.

Equipped with a range of energy-saving

systems and advanced green building

management technologies, the new

headquarters of China’s largest oil and

gas producer/distributor, PetroChina, has

redefined office building performance—

operationally and environmentally. In fact,

PetroChina HQ has set a new benchmark

for efficiency, and has emerged as a potential

reference case for the development of a

China-specific ‘environmental performance’

building standard.

One of the key sustainability initiatives

used in PetroChina’s new state-of-the-art

headquarters is a sophisticated, intelligent

lighting control system from Philips Dynalite.

This, along with the latest energy-efficient

luminaire technology from Philips, provides

PetroChina with a powerful combination of

lighting control flexibility and functionality.

PetroChina HQ’s lighting control system

permits lighting levels to be tailored to the

use of space, allowing total flexibility for

zone switching and dimming. This, coupled

with presence sensing functionality, ensures

no areas are overlit or illuminated when not

in use, resulting in energy savings.

Importantly, the lighting control system

supports China’s largest DALI lighting

application—it incorporates over 8000

individually addressable fluorescent HF

DALI ballasts, in addition to the system’s

2500 switched circuits. This facilitates

a high degree of ‘granular’ control,

allowing operators to easily customise

lighting schemes to specific areas, office

configurations and events. Control

groups/zones can be configured without

reconfiguring the fittings themselves.


Lights off after hours

The lighting control system is programmed

to operate in three distinct automated

modes—‘working’, ‘lunch’ and ‘after

hours’ (security and cleaning)—which

are timer-based. Although the precise

timing and functionality is individually

configurable for each floor and/or zone, it

essentially corresponds to ‘lights on’ at the

commencement of working mode, followed

by a timed sequence of dimming to lunch

mode, ending in ‘lights off’ when the system

goes into after hours mode. At this time,

motion sensors are activated in amenities

areas and lift lobbies to initiate lighting if

motion is detected. Intermittent-use areas,

such as meeting rooms and function areas,

utilise motion detection at all times.

“This level of operational flexibility

simplifies the management of lighting energy

consumption for the entire building. By

simply ensuring that lighting is only activated

when and where it is required, energy

savings can be realised and money saved.”

says Jimmy Du, Managing Director of Bridges

Electronics, the Philips Dynalite distributor

for China.

From a luminaire perspective, a distributed

solution was selected for PetroChina

HQ’s office areas. Highly energy-efficient

Philips luminaires were utilised to achieve

the required lux levels. When paired

with the lighting control system, the

luminaires provide enormous potential for

energy savings.


Operational flexibility

simplifies the

management of lighting

energy consumption for

the entire building.


Automated mirror blinds

PetroChina HQ is equipped with a

number of additional innovative design

features aimed at optimising environmental

performance. Automated mirror-coated

blinds mounted on the exterior of the

building windows track the sun during

the day and reflect light into the building’s

interior. Here, natural light levels are

enhanced with the required amount of

artificial light, allowing PetroChina to save

energy while keeping lux levels within a

predetermined range—no matter what time

of day or year.

This optimisation of natural light levels

is achieved by the daylight harvesting

functionality of PetroChina HQ’s lighting

control system. With the aid of sensors,

light levels can be modulated automatically

according to the level of natural

light available.

Comprising four adjoining

multi-storey buildings,

PetroChina HQ has set

a new benchmark for

building performance and

efficiency in China.

With the automated lighting control

system online building-wide, PetroChina

HQ is reaping the energy saving rewards.

Thanks to the building’s scalable control

architecture, future expansion promises to

be straightforward with additional thirdparty

controllers for other applications

easily integrated.

This scalability is also reflected by the

lighting control system. Here, all of the

DALI universes are below capacity and the

existing lighting control system network is

as scalable as it is robust—additional lighting

applications are easily incorporated into the

existing architecture. With the support of

innovative solution providers, PetroChina

will continue to set the benchmark for

‘green’ building performance in China.

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Light in action

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Burj Khalifa: Living the high life

The world’s tallest building and man-made structure promises

the ultimate in intelligent living. With over 160 floors containing

integrated lighting control solutions from Philips Dynalite, residents,

guests and visitors alike will indeed be living on top of the world.

For residents and guests of the Burj

Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, ‘living

the high life’ will take on both figurative

and literal meaning. The mixed-use tower—

featuring bespoke residences, corporate

suites, and the world’s first Armani Hotel

and Residences—is not only the world’s

tallest building and man-made structure, it

sets new world standards for luxury living.

The restrained elegance and sophistication

of the architecture and interior design is

enhanced by a lighting scheme by New Yorkbased

Fisher Marantz Stone. Underpinning

this lighting design, and providing the

ultimate in sophisticated automation for

160 floors of hotel guestrooms, residences

and reception areas, along with serviced and

private condominium apartments, is a stateof-the-art

system from Philips Dynalite.

According to Paul Marantz, co-founder

and design principal at Fisher Marantz

Stone, the key required attributes of the

lighting control system were: distributed

and modular, intelligent enough to support

sophisticated programming requirements,

and easy to use.

Local system integrator and engineering

firm, Tectronics, provided system engineering

and design, supply, testing, programming

and commissioning of the Philips Dynalite

system. “There were some highly specific

system design criteria that needed to be

met, both from a space and installation

perspective,” says Sleiman Bakouny, manager

of the audio visual division of Tectronics.

Philips Dynalite was one of the few who

could meet these requirements practically

and economically.”

Control in a cupboard

The hundreds of guestrooms, residences

and offices housed within Burj Khalifa each

contain a lighting control and automation

system founded on the same basic

architecture. Up to seven Philips Dynalite

modular multipurpose controllers are fitted

within a utilities cupboard in each suite, and

over 7000 have been installed within the

building. Each one has been configured to a

specific load schedule, facilitating the mixed

use of leading- and trailing-edge dimming,

ballast control, and relay control loads.

Each suite also contains up to ten Philips

Dynalite slim-line fascia-matched Revolution

Series 2 operator interface panels, with

more than 14,000 installed throughout

the tower. In-built intelligence ensures the

panels retain their programming when

disconnected from the communications

network, founded on Philips Dynalite’s

sophisticated peer-to-peer communications

serial bus network, DyNet. This links each

panel with the multipurpose controllers

for that suite, and integrates an AMX audio

visual solution into the system.


Every suite is linked to a central control

room via 13 separate DyNet riser trunks.

Philips Dynalite DLight III Server running

MapView software acts as the system headend

in the control room, providing control,

status and scheduling information. As part

of the distributed architecture, the local

room networks have been designed with

appropriate levels of isolation to ensure

that if the head-end goes down, operation

at a room level remains unaffected.

This complements the lighting designer’s

other ‘smart’ criteria, and results in a

system that presents a lighting scheme

appropriate to the time of day and the

user’s location within the apartment—at

the simple press of a button. “The aim

was to provide an intelligent system

that wouldn’t be confusing to use,”

Marantz says.

The emphasis on restrained

elegance and sophistication

for Burj Khalifa is

uncompromising, with a

state-of-the-art lighting

design and home automation

system provided by

Philips Dynalite.

Installation innovations

The challenge of programming the system

to achieve this advanced functionality

fell to Tectronics. “The installation

methodology was rather revolutionary,”

says Bakouny. “There were two main

issues: to ensure that all the main

wiring could be completed without the

electronic circuitry in place; and the use of

unskilled labour on the project.”

A two-stage installation scheme was

envisaged, whereby the control rack

assemblies were installed while the

environment was still dusty, and the circuit

loads checked using a dummy bypass unit.

Once the room was clean, the electronics

were installed into the racks with minimal

risk of dust contamination and damage to

the circuitry.

The hundreds of guestrooms, residences

and offices housed within Burj Khalifa

each contain a lighting control and

automation system founded on the

same basic architecture.



The second Philips Dynalite innovation

was to introduce structured wiring for

the Cat5 data cables connecting the

14,000-plus Revolution Series 2 panels

into the control system. “The aim here

was to avoid stripping wires on site,”

says Bakouny. “The customary screw

terminals were replaced with preterminated

RJ12 connectors which simply

click into place—significantly speeding

up installation.”

Philips Dynalite also supplied more

than 800 relay controllers for switching

of the external and common access

lighting in the building, plus all the lighting

control systems for the hotel public

areas—including ballrooms, function

rooms, meeting rooms, lobbies and

Each suite contains up to ten

Philips Dynalite Revolution

Series 2 operator interface

panels, with more than

14,000 installed throughout

the tower.

restaurant areas. Upon the completion

of installation, Philips Dynalite supervised

final commissioning of the entire

control system.

Marantz emphasises that the key

contribution of Philips Dynalite to this

project was the intrinsic distributed

intelligence of the system, which allowed

it to be programmed to achieve the

advanced functionality his company

envisaged. “We’re really happy with

what happened on site. Thanks and

congratulations to Philips Dynalite,”

he says.

Lightnews Vol 10 | 11


Light in action

A sophisticated home automation control system founded on

Philips Dynalite technology provides Orchard House with

unrivalled performance, controllability and energy efficiency.

Lighting up a London mansion

12 | Lightnews Vol 10

Orchard House—a spectacular eightbedroom

detached residence adjoining

Wimbledon Common in South London—

has been designed to offer unparalleled

luxury. The three-storey house features

four separate living areas, its own cinema,

an adjoining indoor swimming pool and spa

complex, separate staff accommodation and

a security lodge.

Home automation and electrical specialists,

Complete Entertainment Installations (CEI),

Users can control and

adjust the lighting in

each area to create their

preferred mood-lighting

combination, and recall

them at the press of a

single button.


have created a fully automated home that

includes multi-room audiovisual systems, a

fully equipped modern home cinema, and

bathroom-tile televisions. A state-of-the-art

Philips Dynalite home automation control

system controls the lighting circuits, air

conditioning, under-floor heating and gas

fires in the main living rooms.

The main colour touch-screen control panel

for the system is located at the entrance

and displays a schematic layout of the

A state-of-the-art

Philips Dynalite home

automation system

controls the lighting

circuits, air conditioning,

under-floor heating and

gas fires in the main

living rooms.


building. This enables users to remotely

control the lighting in each area, to create

their preferred mood-lighting, and recall

them at the press of a single button. ‘Hello’

and ‘goodbye’ modes have also been

programmed into the controller, to allow

simple light-setting activation on leaving or

arrival. Controllers in each area allow room

occupants to directly tailor the lighting to

their own requirements.


Philips Dynalite’s intelligent

mood lighting and climate

control system is featured

throughout the property,

including the kitchen.

Ever-changing light

A major design feature of Orchard House is

the centrally positioned glass atrium, which

necessitates sophisticated lighting controls

to respond to the ever-changing natural light

conditions. Passive infrared (PIRs) daylight

sensors automatically dim the appropriate

lighting circuits when the natural light

reaches a pre-designated lux level. Equally,

when the lux level drops to a preset

level, the ceiling lighting is automatically

reactivated. The Philips Dynalite system

incorporates ballast controllers to enable

dimming of the lighting circuits, and these

have been programmed to operate at 95 per

cent, in order to reduce energy wastage and

to save lamp life.

Cold-cathode bulkhead lighting is provided

within the indoor swimming pool area. This

lighting is concealed in troughs with downlights

incorporated to create an attractive

‘V’-shaped lighting ‘wall wash’ effect on the

polished-plaster walls. Ceiling-mounted

fibre-optics—replicating the sparkle of

stars in the night sky—further enhance the

lighting ambience.

The climate-control systems are fully

integrated into the Philips Dynalite network,

(left) The living room can be

transformed into a home

cinema with a single press

of a button on the Philips

Dynalite user panel.

enabling the heating and air-conditioning

systems to be linked to the organic lightemitting

diode (OLED) displays built into

the control panels. These displays have been

installed within the main rooms to provide

the occupant with localised climate control.

Automatic cinema

Similarly, operation of the audiovisual

systems has been dramatically simplified by

integration into the Philips Dynalite control

system. The living room can be transformed

into a home cinema with a single press of a

button. As the black-out blinds are lowered,

LED perimeter lighting is activated and

other lighting circuits within the room are

faded down. As this happens, the projector,

screen and speakers are automatically

lowered from concealed locations to

complete the transformation from living

area into home cinema.

As integrated home automation becomes

increasingly important in the residential

sector, Orchard House showcases what

this technology makes possible. The

Philips Dynalite control system sets a new

benchmark for future home automation

and lighting management projects.

Lightnews Vol 10 | 13


Light in action

An innovative track-lighting solution with plug-and-play functionality

provides the ultimate in gallery lighting configuration flexibility.

Lights on track at the

Museum of Islamic Art

14 | Lightnews Vol 10

Architecturally spectacular, the

Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, is one

of the most distinguished modern buildings

in the Middle East. Designed by worldrenowned

architect, I.M. Pei, the museum

features sleek minimalistic lines, accentuated

with the geometric patterns and aesthetic

details found in the art and architecture of

the Muslim world.

Underpinning the gallery lighting scheme for

this stunning building is an innovative stateof-the-art

track-lighting control solution

from Philips Dynalite, teamed up with the


Once online, these

fixtures can be

configured, controlled and

manoeuvred remotely, to

suit the artwork on show

without any prior set-up.

The system is extremely

simple to use.


luminaire supplier – Zumtobel. Designed

to optimise track-lighting installation, setup,

and operation, the innovative system

comprises a Philips Dynalite control card

with in-built logic capabilities embedded

into 1200 track-lighting fixtures. Once

networked, the control card/fixture

combination has the ability to automatically

identify track location and position to

the supervisory control system the

moment the fixture is positioned on the

track, thereby providing installation and

operational flexibility.

Each of the 1200 track-lighting fixtures

incorporate six stepper motors and three

dimmable incandescent luminaires, which

are controlled via the customised Philips

Dynalite control cards in conjunction

with leading- and trailing-edge dimming

controllers. In addition, Philips Dynalite

DMX512 transmitter interfaces and

1-10V ballast controllers integrate control

of decorative fibre-optic and coldcathode

lighting.

All components are linked via Philips

Dynalite’s sophisticated peer-to-peer

communications serial bus network, DyNet.

The lighting control system is configured

and managed using Philips Dynalite’s DLight

III MapView site management software,

via a control room PC, or remotely via a

handheld tablet PC.

Clickable lighting

“The lighting fixtures can simply be

‘clicked’ into any of the museum’s lighting

tracks and be online within seconds,”

said Terry Bonham, Global Application

Manager – Indoor Networked Controls,

Philips Dynalite. “Operators are alerted

to the installation or repositioning of

lighting fixtures via a small icon on their

desktop PC or on the portable tablet PC

on the museum floor. Once online, these

fixtures can be configured, controlled and

manoeuvred remotely, to suit the artwork

on show without any prior set-up. The

system is extremely simple to use.”

According to Bonham, lighting configuration

flexibility is paramount in museum/gallery

applications. “At the Museum of Islamic

Art it is possible to move lighting fixtures

without time-consuming re-wiring and

control system reconfiguring,” he said. “This

allows gallery staff to customise lighting

schemes to individual pieces of artwork

or zones, or reconfigure entire areas as

exhibitions change.”

Lighting control is further streamlined

by the system’s WiFi functionality. “Using

wireless connectivity and a handheld tablet

PC, museum staff can get up close to the art

work alongside viewers to experience and

configure the lighting scheme,” said Bonham.

“They can walk around the museum,

identify individual light fittings and make an

adjustment on the spot.”

The marriage of priceless Islamic artwork

with world-class architectural design and

lighting control technologies is proving a hit

with museum visitors, enhancing an already

memorable experience.

‘ On show’ at National

Portrait Gallery

Philips Dynalite has provided Australia’s National Portrait

Gallery in Canberra with a state-of-the-art integrated lighting

control solution. This provides world-class multi-zone lighting

functionality to illuminate the gallery’s 450 artworks with an

adjustable combination of natural and artificial light.

Light levels are critical in galleries to ensure the longevity of the

exhibits. They typically need to be maintained under 50 lux for

older artworks, and no more than 120 lux for newer creations.

The Philips Dynalite system’s built-in astronomical clock tracks

the movement of the sun, automatically adjusting blind positions

and artificial lighting levels. This optimises viewer perspective

and energy efficiency, while maintaining the required lux levels in

the galleries.

The National Portrait Gallery’s lighting control system comprises

nearly 200 Philips Dynalite multipurpose, dimming, curtain, and

blind controllers, as well as serial-port and touch-screen user

interfaces. These are linked via Philips Dynalite’s sophisticated

serial bus network, DyNet, and integrated with the building’s fire

and security systems.

The lighting control system is configured and managed using

Philips Dynalite’s DLight III MapView site management software,

which can be controlled from any touch-screen in the building.

The integrated lighting control system also features wireless

remote-control functionality, allowing staff to configure lighting

schemes via handheld devices while actually standing in front of

the artwork.

Lightnews Vol 10 | 15


Light in action

16 | Lightnews Vol 10

LMM can be easily extended

from basic to full lighting

functionality without costly

wiring changes.

Philips brings

light to the law

When premier law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus

Deringer, decided to install a lighting management

system in its prestigious Fleet Street office in

central London, it chose the Philips ECS LMM

management system for the functionality, flexibility

and energy-saving performance it would deliver.

Royal Philips Electronics—in

partnership with electrical contractors,

Cofely—has installed an integrated lighting

management system at the headquarters

of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in

central London.

One of the largest law firms in the

world, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

is considered to be right at the heart of

city law in London’s Fleet Street. By incorporating

the Philips ECS Light Master

Modular (LMM) management system within

its headquarters, not only have significant

energy savings been achieved, but it will also

give the client greater control and more

flexibility of its lighting needs throughout

its offices.

One of the key benefits of the LMM system

is that it offers a ‘ready-to-use’ solution right

through to a fully integrated system, and

can be aligned to how spaces are utilised

with no need for specialist knowledge and

programming skills. At Freshfields, this easeof-use

came into its own, as installation was

done on a floor-by-floor basis.


The rapid and straightforward

installation of the Philips ECS

LMM management system

helps reduce the total cost

of ownership by as much as

50 per cent.

According to Cofely Project Manager, Alfie

Meeks: “Installation of the LMM system was

really simple and easy to do, which was ideal

since we had a further challenge of having to

do this in a fully occupied building. This made

it imperative that any works undertaken had

to be well co-coordinated, and incur as little

disruption as possible during programming

and configuration of the system.”

Green light ahead

While Freshfields has an outstanding

reputation on the global stage providing

corporate law advice, it also has a strong

commitment to environ mental responsibility.

“Over the last four years we have reduced

our greenhouse gas emissions by 4.6 per

cent per person,” says Jamie Ayers, energy

manager at Freshfields. “We believe that

the LMM system can help us to continue

these efforts, and are looking forward to

maximising what LMM can offer.”

Indeed, LMM makes major savings possible.

Its rapid and straightforward installation,

ability to save electricity, and automated

monitoring can all reduce the total cost

of ownership by as much as 50 per cent.

“By applying functionalities such as energy

monitoring, we hope to be able to build

on our current achievements,” Ayers says.

“Over the last year we have reduced our

electricity consumption by two million

kilowatt hours across the firm. Adopting

LMM in our London offices will allow us to

contribute to this even further.”

In addition, building occupiers are continually

faced with regular and rapid changes in the

use of space, as well as accommodating the

increasing expectations of users regarding

comfort and performance.

Balancing these considerations against a

backdrop of changing regulations is no easy

task. LMM has taken this all in account since

it can be easily extended from basic to full

Philips ECS LMM

management system makes

major savings possible.


[LMM] offers a ‘ready-to-use’ solution

right through to a fully integrated

system, and can be aligned to

how spaces are utilised with no

need for specialist knowledge and

programming skills.


lighting functionality without costly wiring

changes. Thus, it provides an easy way to

keep pace with changes in building layout

and usage to any zone or area at any time.

Freshfields can now rest assured that the

firm’s London office has a lighting system

that is fully equipped to maximise energy

efficiency and easily keep up to date with

changing regulations.

Lightnews Vol 10 | 17


Industry Insight

18 | Lightnews Vol 10

Presence sensing empowers

tenants to control their

lighting environment.

An essential rethink

on presence sensing

As the world seeks practical, market-based solutions

to turn the tide against environmental degradation,

illumination management comes under scrutiny.

As the quest for sustainability has the

global lighting industry searching for ‘green

building’ lighting solutions, three elements of

illumination management deserve rethinking:

the nature of presence sensing; the granularity

and physical location of presence and lux-level

sensors; and tenant empowerment to control

the lighting environment at an individual workarea

level.

Aside from the obvious environmental

implications, lighting energy efficiency has

very real rent-return and tenant qualification

implications for building developers. Two

lighting design strategies that can limit the

effectiveness of illumination management are

the use of ceiling-mounted sensors, and the

focus on achieving pre fit-out compliance with

illumination standards.


Workstation mounting—rather

than ceiling-mounting—of advanced

sensors is arguably the way of the

future . . . individual workers are

detected at individual workstations,

providing the ultimate in granular

lighting control.


Basic ceiling-mounted sensors are typically

calibrated to pre-tenancy open-plan conditions,

meaning that subsequent fit-out can significantly

impact their calibration and performance.

Moreover, modification of ceiling-based sensors

tends to be both costly and disruptive. A possible

solution would be to integrate presence and

light-level sensors into the furnishings and

infrastructure within the individual work spaces.

Workstation mounting—rather than ceilingmounting—of

advanced sensors is arguably the

way of the future. These could easily be linked

back to the lighting control system via the existing

IT infrastructure, to relay workstation specific

illumination information back to the lighting

control system. In this way, individual workers

are detected at individual workstations, providing

the ultimate in granular lighting control and

accommodation of churn.

Factoring in the tenant’s current and future needs

is an important issue. Developers and lighting

designers should not be afraid to think outside

the square; to design lighting systems that enable

individual tenants to take control of their lighting

environment and reduce their energy burn.

The lighting design challenge today is to embrace

such tenant empowerment—to ultimately designin

a legacy that will permit future generations of

tenants to take true control of the lighting and do

the real work in saving energy.


Philips and Somfy collaborate

for controllability and efficiency

Collaboration between Philips and Somfy is facilitating seamless

integration to Somfy solutions with the Philips Dynalite lightingcontrol

system. This will deliver unprecedented levels of

controllability, comfort, and energy efficiency to the end user.

Leading specialist in automated sun

protection systems for buildings, Somfy,

and Philips are working together to

develop intelligent solutions for creating

more comfortable and energy-efficient

working and residential environments. This

collaboration will maximise the respective

strengths of the two companies, drawing

on Philips’ global leadership in lighting

and lighting control solutions, along with

Somfy’s proven expertise in dynamically

controlled building façade applications, such

as sun blinds.

Through this partnership, Somfy system

functionality will be leveraged via the Philips

Dynalite lighting control solution-set. In this

way, blind positions and lighting levels can be

optimised for maximum energy efficiency

and comfort, based on the sun position,

area occupancy and activity, and heating or

cooling requirements.

Through the Somfy/Philips

partnership, blind positions

and lighting levels can be

optimised for maximum

energy efficiency and

comfort, based on the sun

position, area occupancy

and activity, and heating or

cooling requirements.

Smart lighting controls alone are capable

of reducing energy usage in an office

environment by up to 50 per cent. By

co-developing intelligent and integrated

solutions for controlling artificial lighting in

balance with incoming sunlight levels, Philips

Dynalite and Somfy expect to improve

energy efficiency by a further 20 per cent.

Among the first fruits of the collaboration

is the development of a firmware upgrade

for the Philips Dynalite DNG485 and

DDNG485 multipurpose gateways. This

will enable multiple sets of Somfy motors

to be controlled through each gateway,

and will deliver seamless integration of the

complete range of Somfy solutions with the

Philips Dynalite lighting control system. This

By co-developing intelligent

and integrated solutions for

controlling artificial lighting

in balance with incoming

sunlight levels, Philips

Dynalite and Somfy expect

to improve energy efficiency

by a further 20 per cent.



new firmware will be standard on all new

485 gateways, and retrospective firmware

upgrades will be available for existing

485-series gateways.

Where comfort and efficiency have often

historically been regarded as incompatible

goals, improvements in integration and

automation—exemplified by these

initiatives undertaken by Somfy and

Philips—will enable buildings to work with

their occupants more dynamically than

previously possible. This will convey hitherto

unprecedented levels of controllability and

comfort for the end user, while delivering

significant energy savings.

Lightnews Vol 10 | 19


Applied Technology

20 | Lightnews Vol 10

Controlling the

future of LED lighting

Lighting control systems are a fundamental element of modern LED light

systems, allowing users to leverage the latest LED technologies to create

visually stunning results for functional and decorative lighting applications.

There is a misconception that LED

lighting installations require complex—and

therefore expensive—control system

elements and LED fixtures. However,

sophisticated fully controlled LED lighting

solutions are within reach of all users.

By pairing the latest LED technologies

with relatively standard control system

elements, users can achieve advanced lighting

control functionality and create visually

stunning results.

To get the most out of LED lighting

applications—big or small—the ideal

control architecture is one that permits

straightforward setup and operation. The

simplest installations are centred around

a dedicated controller interfaced with a

user-control panel/keypad, and linked via

a communications bus to one or more

individual LED fixtures. Together, these

networked elements permit precise,

straightforward control over the LED

lighting fixtures.

For most LED lighting applications, DMX or

DALI communication protocol is preferred,

delivering fast individually addressable

lighting control and dimming functionality.

DMX protocol however, provides the faster

communications option and is more suited

for large installations, as it boasts greater

capacity when compared with DALIbased

systems.

Industry’s growing demand for simple

operation has underlined the importance

of uncomplicated control topologies. By

streamlining the link between the user

interface and LED fixtures, the need for

competency in high-level programming or

control techniques is eliminated. This allows

users to control complex lighting scenes, and

execute on-the-spot changes with the press

of a button.



On its own, the Lexel represents the latest

in LED technology; when integrated into a

lighting control system it provides a creative

boon to lighting designers and architects.


Control panel/keypad

As LED fixtures such as

the Philips Lexel LED

DLm become more

sophisticated, they can

support an impressive

range of applications with

a relatively uncomplicated

control system.

Dynet RS485

DmX,DALI protocol

Philips Dynalite

Control panel/keypad

Philips Dynalite

controller

Philips Lexel

Endless variety

As LED fixtures become more sophisticated,

they can support an impressive range

of applications with the same, relatively

uncomplicated control system. Here, the

Philips Lexel LED DLm provides a real point

of difference. Comprising an RGB LED module

and LED driver, each in a compact housing, the

fully controllable and dimmable Lexel delivers

thousands of shades of white and coloured

light—all from a single light source.

Importantly, the Lexel is equipped with

an innovative intelligent feedback system,

which guarantees precise selection of white

correlated colour temperature (CCT) from

2700 to 6500K and colour rendering of

Ra > 80 over the entire range. When combined

with Philips Dynalite control elements, the

Lexel is capable of creating an endless variety of

lighting atmospheres, suitable for a broad range

of applications across multiple industry sectors.

On its own, the Lexel represents the latest in

LED technology; when integrated into a lighting

control system it provides a creative boon to

lighting designers and architects. With access

to high levels of lighting colour/temperature

selectivity and controllability, designers are

better able to accurately realise their design

visions and enhance living environments, inside

and out.

Enhancing environments

Through integration with a sophisticated

Philips Dynalite control system, over 1000

shades of white light, representative of a

specific CCT, can be produced by the Lexel on

demand. This permits the creation of lighting

atmospheres that enhance occupant wellbeing

and optimise productivity, making the Lexel

ideal for general lighting applications, such as

down-lighting in office environments and other

commercial buildings.

The lighting control system can be

programmed to alter white light CCT

throughout the day in tandem with changes

to the level and quality of natural light, as well

as occupancy levels. Here, hardwired multifunction

sensors are used to detect movement,

lux levels and light quality, and transmit them

to the controller. Light levels can then be

modulated automatically according to the level

of movement or natural light. Changes to the

lighting scheme can also be executed manually

via the control panel/keypad.

Alternatively, designers can combine the Lexel’s

white light functionality with its endless colour

palette to create dynamic and colourful lighting

environments that draw attention, or produce

a specific ambience. This mix of practical and

decorative lighting has wide application in retail

outlets, hotels, restaurants, museums, theatres

and galleries. Using the lighting control system,

light colour can be precisely matched to display

items and tailored to other points of interest,

while detailed signage can also be achieved

using multi-LED arrays.

Importantly, such modern lighting control

systems provide users with the highest level

of future-proofing. The control system’s

white/coloured light capability allows lighting

environments to be modified in response

to building layout and area function changes.

Furthermore, the control system allows these

modifications to be executed quickly and

simply, while at the same time permitting the

addition of extra lighting channels.

With LED lighting control systems and highly

functional LED technologies now accessible to

all users, the lighting installations of the future

will be limited only by imagination.


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