Flex Connectorsâ€™ flex7 lighting connection and control system has been installed at the prestigious new BBC drama village in Cardiff Bay.
The site is 170,000 sq ft (15,800 sq m), and will eventually be home to productions including Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, and Doctor Who.
Whitehead Building Services Ltd of Cardiff chose the flex7 System because of the simplicity & versatility of the product range. The â€˜plug and playâ€™ nature of the system, combined with products, packaged on a room-by-room basis ensured minimal installation time on site.
Lighting consultant Arup had not dealt with flex7 products in the past, but was happy with the use of the system. Earlier this year the BBC, in partnership with Arup, created a guide, co-funded by the Carbon Trust, on low energy lighting for television. It is part of the BBC campaign â€˜The Differenceâ€™ – the aim of which is to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2013. flex7 energy saving lighting controls were therefore an appropriate choice.
The range of differing requirements throughout the site called for the system to include occupancy & absence control, manual dimming & auto daylight dimming controls â€“ all standard products from the flex7 range.