The Brief

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) needed a lighting controls fit-out that could meet the demands of its year-round research station, Halley VI, in the Antarctic setting. Working in consultation with AECOM, Luxonic was asked to provide a low cost system that facilitated ease of wiring and programming of each of the eight interlinked pods that make up the body of the station.

The Innovation

Luxonic recommended the use of its Lon2dali system using the LonWorks™ to DALI Gateway, enabling all Halley VI pods to be connected together to provide site-wide control of each unit. To allow the BAS engineering team to be self-sufficient, Luxonic also created a site-specific training course at their Basingstoke HQ for DALI and LonWorks™ programming using LonMaker™.

The Result

Thanks to Luxonic’s solution, the BAS engineers have been able to successfully commission the system direct from the station in Antarctica, ensuring ease of operation for the state-of-the-art global research platform.