The BBC has installed Casambi wireless lighting controls across the UK. Nine major sites – including the broadcaster’s London HQ – will benefit from Casambi lighting’s slick, intuitive, app-based lighting control harnessing Bluetooth Low Energy mesh.

The BBC is on a mission to reduce energy use, improve comfort for staff, and introduce smarter, more flexible control. All upgrades must achieve energy reductions of at least 20% in order to go ahead, in line with the BBC’s sustainability strategy.

Choosing a Casambi lighting system gave the BBC team access to the entire Casambi ready ecosystem of thousands of interoperable sensors and control devices. Sensors from Danlers have been installed to enable presence detection and daylight dimming, ensuring lights are only on when they’re needed. Energy-harvesting wireless switches from EnOcean are also being used, which provide another easy way for staff to control the lights. EnOcean’s wireless switches are particularly well suited to Casambi, because it is the only lighting control system in which they can be paired with the whole network, rather than just the nearest individual node, ensuring reliable commissioning and operation.

As experts when it comes to smart lighting for business, Holders provided hardware and project commissioning services to the BBC, across their estate and received great feedback from Paul Jackson at ISG, the installer.

‘From the onset, the Holders team have been so supportive on a system that ISG were not familiar with. They took time out to ensure that both the install team and the ISG management team were very comfortable with the Casambi controls system. Nic and the team simply went out of their way to resolve any initial teething issues and they’ve been amazing! The client and end user are all delighted with the end result and the delivery of this.’

Lighting Design by: Wila Lighting

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