KNX put through its paces to control lighting in Leeds

A KNX-based system is used in Bridgewater Place in Leeds to link over a thousand devices to control lighting.
To respond to the multi-tenanted patterns of occupancy of the 33-storey Bridgewater Place development in Leeds, Electrak has supplied a KNX intelligent lighting control system. Electrak provided Shepherd Engineering Services with an integrated package of KNX devices to create 30 separate lines across 10 floors of the building for the Cat A fit-out. Initially written into the output specifications was the requirement for the system to be flexible, so that equipment could be reprogrammed and monitored by a bus system. The speed with which the KNX system could be installed offered a significant labour saving, making it a very cost-effective solution. Over a thousand KNX devices were installed over the 10 floors, offering control over the lighting using movement sensors, automatic and manual switching, and scene-setting dimmer controls. The system also provides the building manager with an interface for floors one to four and floor nine, with the facilities manger for Eversheds, which occupies floors five to eight, has a separate interface.
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