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Phase3 Interior & Exterior Finishing 46 Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Ladies Lake: lightfantastic Lighting has a great effect on us humans. Not only does it allow us to see, but light stimulates us, influences our moods and activity levels. One homeowner, in St Andrews, Scotland, was fascinated by the benefits of human centric lighting, and brought in Devon-based company, The Pyramid Group, to implement this solution into their home. The project went on to be extremely successful and was recently awarded ‘Best Lighting, Control and Installation’, and shortlisted for ‘Best Integrated Home’ at the CEDIA EMEA Awards 2017. It also won ‘Best Whole Home Project’ in the EMEA region at this year’s Control 4 ISE Awards. St Andrews, in Scotland, is a place of history, learning and culture – a wonderful coastal resort – and the world's home of golf. For the last two and a half years, it has also been the base for The Pyramid Group as the company worked on one Phase3 Matt Nimmons, CEDIA MD, talks us through one of The Pyramid Group’s “most complex home technology projects to date” which included ‘human centric lighting’ to assist its transatlantic owners… of its most complex home technology projects to date. Ladies Lake is a new property that replaces an existing dwelling that dates back to 1968. Designed by Andrew Black Design, the stunning three-storey building features panoramic views of the bay, St Andrews Castle, and West Sands and Castle Sands beaches. Human centric lighting The client was looking to create a holiday home that allowed the family to have a base in their beloved St Andrews, where they enjoy playing golf and the fabulous location. Their wish was for the property to be energy efficient and unique. Due to the nature of travelling from the U.S. to enjoy their holiday home, the client was very interested in the idea of human centric lighting helping the family to quickly recover from jetlag associated with each trip. It is becoming widely recognised that human centric lighting can have a positive effect on the body’s ability to keep in rhythm. The lighting solution can also enhance concentration, prevent sleeping disorders, and improve overall wellbeing. The Pyramid Group provided a complex circadian lighting system that mimics natural sunlight throughout the day in order to ensure that human biological rhythms are in tune at all times. Using a custom set of Control4 drivers, the team integrated a hybrid set of DMX and DALI luminaires linked to an astronomical clock and The Pyramid Group’s own dynamic lighting curve in order to provide fully synched internal lighting. In addition, The Pyramid Group was responsible for the design, supply, and commissioning of the cutting edge architectural lighting systems for the entire property and grounds. Incorporating a host of modern lighting solutions, the energy efficient, LED The Winter 2017


Your Build - Winter 2017
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