Here we discover how a contractor was able to utilise the lighting control functionality of the Niko Home Control system to help a luxury car showroom to ‘see the light’.
In May last year Pure Class Motion commissioned Hall Electricians to carry out a Niko Home Control installation at its Nottingham-based showroom.
The car rental company, which specialises in wedding cars, business cars and sports and super cars, was keen to install a bespoke lighting solution to ensure that its luxury cars were lit to perfection using white LED lights as well as colour-changing LEDs.
The lighting solution needed to be customisable on location, with the ability to control all sets of lights (eight in total). The lights needed to be dimmable in order to create different scenes depending on the colour, client, size and type of vehicle on show.
As fully trained Niko Home Control installers and Niko UK Partners, Hall Electricians were confident that Niko’s automation and total control capabilities would provide the perfect solution to Pure Class Motion.
Quality lighting design
The project began in July last year and, with the support and help of a technical ceiling fitter, Hall Electricians came up with a high quality lighting design. This meticulous design stage ensured that all lights were concealed in order to hide the colour changing LED ribbon lights that were chosen to create the bespoke lighting scenes.
The colour of the lighting needed to be just right, as did the lumen outputs, in order to create the right Lux levels at full brightness, right down to car level. Hall Electricians used Aurora’s Enlite downlights as the main lighting products and Integral Lighting’s colour changing LED ribbons to create the specialist colours. Hundreds of metres of cable were used by the installers to ensure the colour changing LEDs performed evenly throughout the showroom.
Using Niko Home Control, Hall Electricians spent time determining how many Niko switches would be required to give maximum control and functionality to their client and through a period of testing, the solution was driven to provide an outstanding lighting installation that works consistently to produce beautiful lighting scenes.
The ease of use and control capabilities of Niko has exceeded both the installer and the client’s expectations.
The project took just one month to complete and, since the installation was finished, Hall Electricians have returned to reprogram Niko Home Control to ensure the lighting scenes work to the client’s exact specifications.
However, Pure Class Motion will continue to test out the system and try different light levels, colours and controls with the eventual aim of a single control button for each required scene. What’s more, the client can control all lighting from a phone or tablet ensuring that wherever staff are situated in the showroom they can show off the Ferrari F12 or the California, just as they require!
For more details about Niko Home Control products and training, available from Moss Technical, visit: www.homecontrol.uk.com