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DALI Lighting Awards 2021

>> DALI Lighting Awards 2021 - Winners

Company: Lighting Design International
Project: Regent's Crescent
Location: London, UK
Category: Residential

Judges' comments

The WINNER of the DALI Lighting Award in the Residential category is Lighting Design International for Regent’s Crescent, a listed building in London, UK, that was redeveloped into 76 luxury contemporary residences with shared amenities.

DALI provides a modular, digital, lighting control system for precise low-end dimming performance on a range of light sources including constant-current LED downlights, constant-voltage linear LED strips and mains-voltage LED lamps in the decorative lighting.

The DALI lighting control system communicates to the building-wide KNX network via gateways in both the residences and all the front-of-house communal areas.

Pre-set lighting scenes are automatically triggered on an astrological time clock, and a manual override allows users to adjust scenes and dimming levels.

Judges commented on the very attractive lighting design, and noted the use of DALI for both illumination and emergency lighting, including energy-use monitoring.


Project overview

Regent's Crescent is a John Nash Regency building which has been redeveloped into 76 luxury residences, and includes a business suite, cinema, gym and spa facilities.

The building’s IT network is based on a KNX system. DALI was used as a modular lighting control system communicating to the KNX network via a KNX to DALI gateway in the residences and all the front of house communal areas.

The lighting in communal areas consists of pre-set lighting scenes which are automatically triggered on an astronomical time clock, with a manual override function of the scenes and the dimming levels provided by a key-operated KNX push button control plate, located in the reception.

DALI enables a modular digital lighting control system, which provides precise low end dimming performance on a range of light sources and dimming protocols, including constant current LED downlights, constant voltage linear LED strip and mains voltage LED lamps in the decorative lighting. It also provides monitoring of emergency lighting installation and energy use.

Individually addressable DALI luminaires provide flexible groupings of control groups/channels of luminaires. DALI supports integration with multiple sensor types including contact switches and IR presence detectors. It has enabled a future proof installation that will allow for later changes or additions without reinstalling cabling.

Regent's Crescent is a showcase project of successful design and installation of a DALI lighting control system and building management system on a KNX network, in a contemporary residential development.

Parties involved
Client PCW Planning and development Ltd
Architect PDP
Interior Architects Millier
IT Arup
M&E Hilson Moran engineering
Principal contractor JRL Midgard
Electrical contractor ARK mechanical & electrical
DALI Controls equipment supplier JUNG
DALI Controls engineer for communal areas Smartcomm Ltd
DALI Controls engineer for residences Ready Controls Ltd