The Mercure Hotel in Brisbane is part of the large portfolio of hotels owned by the Accor Group around Australia. WMK and iLab were responsible for the interiors and the lighting design. Opal Lighting and other lighting suppliers were involved in supplying all the light fittings and Lutron was chosen as the new lighting control system for the newly refurbished restaurant on Level 2. Archinterface was asked to design the Lutron system and to commission it, which we finalised last week.
One of the reason why Lutron was chosen was because of the simplicity of the technical solution to integrate standard LED light fittings, linear LED strips and Linear LED RGB luminaires and control the existing MR16 downlights.
Two Grafik-Eye QS manage two DALI loops and about 50 DALI drivers, and a slave ESN phase adaptative dimming module with 4 circuits to accommodate the existing MR16 downlight. The internal astronomical clock manages the entire system and rotate the settings into 4 different time events to accommodate the various moods over breakfast, lunch, dinner and late nights at the bar. Settings can be overridden by the staff at any time and the system will revert automatically to its presets at the next time event. The cost of the system was very competitive at less than 10K$.
A big thank you to all my supporters out there, architects, interior and lighting designers, and electrical engineers who have made this new venture a success.
I should also thank all my suppliers who trust me to promote their products towards the architectural and design community, get them specified and transform these specifications into orders. We have been careful in our selection of products and have tried to find synergies between them, so we could offer your clients innovative and eco-friendly solutions to enhance your designs. We intend to continue this way!
We are currently awaiting delivery of light fittings from other suppliers to be able to commission a brand new LUTRON Lighting Control System for the main restaurant at the Mercure Hotel in Brisbane. The talented iLAB Lighting Designers kindly specified a smart LUTRON system for controlling all the light fittings included in their specification. Most of the fixtures are DALI driven and some circuits use phase dimming. Using two 16-zone DALI GrafiK-Eye QS and a slave ESN Adaptative phase dimmer, we were able to control the whole space with quite a lot less than 10K$.
We also supplied (on time...) a few OPAL LIGHTING downlight. We will be commissioning this project in the next week or so, so stay tuned for more photos!
Jean-Marie LIERE has spent all his professional life in consultative selling,