Wiley Upgrades UK Office Lighting
American multinational publishing company Wiley has selected systems manufactured by Powerlite Fizgerald for an upgrade to the lighting at its UK site.
Based in Oxford, the developer of digital education, learning, assessment and certification solutions, was looking to overhaul its lighting fixtures in line with the latest CIBSE guidelines, and to refresh fittings that were reaching the end of their lifespan. Taking into consideration the size of the site, which houses more than 350 members of staff working around the clock, Wiley had previously faced the challenge of ensuring emergency light testing was compliant and found it difficult to set aside time for the FM team to change the constantly failing lamps and components.
The office space also utilises a 500x500mm concealed grid that required a replacement product capable of fitting around its location.
Ben Arscott, Powerlite Fitzgerald sales director, comments: “Scott Owen of Baqus was appointed to manage the lighting upgrade at Wiley. Out of the three manufacturers competing for the project, Powerlite Fitzgerald was chosen due to the competitive package offered which included our wireless system, price, lead time and the fact our products are UK manufactured.
“Our Fitz-i wireless lighting system offered huge flexibility over a traditional hard wired DALI system. The Facility Management team now has access to a secure web portal where all of the reporting is captured. This allows the storage of energy and occupancy reports – heat maps as well as figures, and remote emergency testing results that are kept secure and can be viewed from anywhere in the world. The facility management team can then use this information to optimise the building and ensure compliance is maintained with minimal involvement.”
James Plummer, facilities manager at Wiley, adds: “The system really helps with the day to day running of the site. Firstly the LED lights are great, and it’s great as a Facilities Manager to not have to be running around constantly monitoring which lights are working.
“The automated emergency lighting testing report also saves time for me and my engineers and the Fitz-i web app is a great resource and simple to use. If I ever want to see the energy usage of the lighting in the building it’s easy to produce this report, and if needed I can really get down into the details to look at movement patterns and occupancy around the building using the heatmaps report. All in all it’s a great system.”
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