Luminaires have been designed and manufactured by Riegens Lighting specifically for use at the new Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) based in Edinburgh.
Specified by Buro Happold, Riegens were the preferred choice of lighting supplier as they had knowledgeable local representation, offered excellent technical support and could supply a wide range of products. Riegens were also able to produce bespoke designs based on their standard product range to suit the building requirements.
The £54M state-of-the-art building is part of the Edinburgh Bio-Quarter development at Little France, with funders including Scottish Enterprise. Riegens fittings were used in various locations at the facility including laboratory space, offices, write up areas, circulation spaces, corridors and stair cores. These incorporated a range of linear T5 and PL lamp types in a variety of wattages to produce exactly the desired illumination levels. A DALI protocol lighting control system was also employed throughout the building to offer energy management through daylight linking and absence detection.
Luminaires utilised for the project included the Cirrus KC low profile system incorporated into chilled beams within laboratory areas along with Certus and Concido fittings, all of which provide standard lighting and emergency variants. Riegens design team also produced a modified version of the Mirac recessed fitting with an IP65 rating to be used in specific laboratory areas.