“As a technology company, we appreciated the innovation, design and standalone functionality that allows for greater customization,” said Steve Hulet, chief technology officer at Fresh Consulting.
The standalone system eliminates IT hassles and specification roadblocks, while the code-compliant controls and SmartCast® automated set-up and commissioning make it easy to specify. Using an intuitive, wall-mounted SmartCast® touchscreen with a clean graphic interface, users have three options: they can choose to let the sun follow the natural east-to-west course of the day; or choose from standard presets — Dawn, Morning, Midday, Afternoon and Evening; or easily create and save their own presets with simple fingertip control over the light levels and colors profiles.
“We wanted a lighting solution that could overcome the lack of natural light in the space and also be a centerpiece of our kitchen, the key gathering pace for our team,” said Dance. “The Cadiant® Dynamic Lighting Experience is exactly what we were looking for. The lighting fixture itself is like an art piece and the team was wowed by the Follow the Sun feature and the ability to choose the light they wanted. You can really feel the difference when the color temperature of the lights changes.”
In line with Fresh’s commi®ent to taking care of its employees, evidence suggests mood, sense of well-being, productivity and cognition might all benefit from lighting that tracks the solar day. The Cadiant® Dynamic Lighting Experience provides a valuable sensory connection to the outdoors in spaces where access to natural lighting through windows is improbable, impractical or impossible. Whether people are in conference rooms, interior offices or open spaces in commercial offices, they can feel the effects of natural sunlight despite being indoors.
“One of our industrial designers told me they wanted to start their day in the kitchen area because of the lighting and I couldn’t agree more. The difference between the Cadiant® Dynamic Skylight and a standard LED lighting fixture is night and day. This high-end lighting is a perfect fit for our high-end experience,” concluded Dance.