CP makes light work of lighting control

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A combination of lighting controls from CP Electronics provides a simple and cost-effective solution for this refurbished building that now forms part of the University of Worcester.

CP Electronics has installed lighting controls in the refurbished Worcester Royal Infirmary building, which is now part of the University of Worcester. The brief was to provide easy and accurate adjustment of light levels, which is particularly important in places of learning which have to cater for traditional teaching and high-tech presentations.

This Grade 2 listed building, renamed the Charles Hastings building, and the adjacent Mulberry House, which used to house doctors working at the hospital, has undergone a £6 million refurbishment to create new facilities for students. It will house the Worcester Business School, a new wellbeing centre, teaching spaces and computer suites.

Specified and installed by MITIE Engineering Services (Midlands), various CP products control illumination levels in the corridors, lecture areas, corridors and WCs. They include passive infra-red detection that can be set for absence or presence detection to switch loads on or off according to occupancy after a present time from 10 s to 99 min. A built-in photocell in these devices will keep lights off if there is enough daylight. There is the option of manual over-ride.

CP Multi-Sense sensors in open-plan areas, corridors and aisles have an adjustable sensor head that enables different detection patterns to be provided in an area using fewer sensors.

Ceiling-mounted passive infra-red sensors with built-in dimming control have also been installed.

CP also supplied a remote-control programming handset for future programming changes.

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