CP’s controls reduce running costs

Vitesse Plus and Vitesse Modular lighting control systems from CP Electronics have been installed to great effect in the impressive new offices of West Dorset District Council.

The council has moved from its previous location of Stratton House to smaller and more energy efficient offices called South Walks House in Dorchester, Dorset. The new building has helped the council reduce its running costs and its impact on the environment.

CP’s Vitesse Plus Lighting Distribution System offering presence detection daylight linking has been used on all four office floors, whilst Rapid LCM was chosen for use in the committee rooms. Vitesse is a marshalling box with simple, pluggable outputs that allow ease of installation and commissioning. It provides up to 10 outputs, enabling it to be used with a range of control options including photocell-controlled and manual dimming, presence or absence detection, corridor linking and manual switching, as well as testing of emergency lighting. It also offers a manual override for the presence detection. With three configurable channels and numerable functions, Vitesse Plus provides a high level of lighting control without the need for a control network.

Four of the committee rooms are divided by partitioning and have been provided with scene setting and micro switches to enable them to function as individual or larger rooms. Vitesse Plus PIR has also been installed to provide presence detection with daylight linking throughout, whilst offering flexibility for future changes as the system has been installed using plug and play technology. CP has also supplied microwave controls for the underground car park. The contractor on the project was familiar with Vitesse and, as the system has the flexibility to meet specification and functionality required, a speedy and efficient installation was guaranteed.

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