Ridi keeps classrooms in school under control
A lighting control system developed by Ridi Lighting and Hampshire County Council has been installed in Burnham Copse primary school in Tadley.
Class Control is designed to deliver energy efficiency and the optimum learning environment, whatever the external conditions. Teachers can alter lighting conditions to match the task in hand — be it glare-free concentration on the interactive white board or for general teaching.
The system used a tailored control interface based on the DALI protocol to enable lighting levels to be changed using a handheld remote control or wall-mounted touch panel. Daylight sensors vary light output according to external daylight, with its scope for significant energy savings.
The lighting at this school uses luminaires from Ridi’s architectural range, including the new ultra-thin T5 F-Line, which delivers balanced direct and indirect lighting in classrooms and office areas.
Because each element of the Class Control system is designed to ensure maximum lighting efficiency, it can make a significant contribution to a school’s BREEAM rating — 2.66 points in the case of Burnham Copse.
The lighting system was installed by Reavey & Son Electrical of Southampton.