Helvar office lighting

Helvar in the office

Lights to energise and inspire. Lights to boost health, mood and happiness. Cool blues for laser-sharp concentration. Warm tones to help you wind down. Our scalable, DALI-led open systems are future-proof and easy to use.

Simply press ‘Presentation’ and the screen lights dim down. First to arrive? Bathe in beautiful 4000K.

Background
  • "Smart buildings are here today, but we believe they need to be better than smart. When a building can learn from its senses, think about how it can improve itself over its lifetime, then it will be truly intelligent."
    THET OO – HELVAR
  • "Harmony of the Seas is like a floating city, so we needed a lighting control solution that is simple to install and gives us all the capabilities we need on a project of this size and complexity. "
    ANDREAS KÖHLER – Wärtsilä FUNA
  • "The lighting project at the Paderborn head office is a complete success. Energy savings of up to 75% and optimum illumination is a result that has exceeded our expectations."
    ANDREAS HARTMANN – Hartmann International
  • "Thanks to dynamic lighting, the colour and brightness can be adjusted to suit the time of day. The night and day variations support the care work carried out by the staff and the recovery of the patients."
    TEEMU PIRTTINEN – Seinäjoki Central Hospital
  • « Lorsque nous avons modifié la configuration de nos bureaux pour passer d'un agencement en petits bureaux à un concept d'open space basé sur l'activité, nous avons voulu que le niveau d'éclairage soit le même dans tous les espaces occupés par nos employés. Nous voulions également que le système d'éclairage puisse être commandé en fonction des besoins personnels. »
    PIRJO PERNU – RESPONSABLE INSTALLATIONS ET SERVICES, YIT
  • « Notre personnel était vraiment très satisfait du niveau d'éclairage, toujours constant, et lorsque nous lui avons expliqué que le système d'éclairage s'ajustait automatiquement en fonction de la lumière du jour, cela lui a plu encore plus. »
    PIRJO PERNU – RESPONSABLE INSTALLATIONS ET SERVICES, YIT
  • « Nous avons choisi la solution de contrôle d'éclairage sans fil, à auto-apprentissage et parée pour l'avenir ActiveAhead d'Helvar car nous voulions que l'ensemble de nos systèmes du bâtiment utilisent une technologie de pointe. »
    THOMAS HOLLFAST – DIRECTEUR IMMOBILIER, WÄRTSILÄ
  • « L'une des fonctionnalités de gestion du bâtiment intelligentes du système Helvar est qu'il nous permet de collecter les données d'occupation de tous les espaces. Cela nous aide à comprendre comment notre bâtiment est utilisé et répond à notre volonté de créer un bâtiment intelligent. »
    KARI MELANDER – DIRECTEUR DU DÉVELOPPEMENT, RAMBOLL
  • The ability to control the lighting from our centralised BMS Centre is an additional benefit, and we intend to continue using the system in our future developments in the region.
    KEVIN DUFFY
    Chief Construction Officer, Kings College Hospital
  • Benefits to our patients include the ability to create an optimum lighting ambience depending on the time of day and their personal preference. Lighting is an essential part of the patient recovery experience and we are pleased with the Helvar system.
    KEVIN DUFFY
    Chief Construction Officer, Kings College Hospital
  • Helvar is the first company who have come out with an all-inclusive attitude, with an all-inclusive business proposal, saying let’s all be successful together, let’s all grow together, let’s all benefit together.
    DHARMENDRA PATEL
    Managing Director, Creation Gulf Trading LLC
  • Growth with Helvar is, especially now, being able to adapt to the market, have new solutions, and be a part of the top level within lighting controls, so working with Helvar means a lot to us.
    KEN ROGEN
    Sales Manager, Vanpee A/S
  • For me, growing with Helvar is a universal growth.
    DHARMENDRA PATEL
    Managing Director, Creation Gulf Trading LLC
  • "As we wanted all building systems to have state-of-the-art technology available, we selected Helvar’s wireless, self-learning and future-proof lighting control solution ActiveAhead."
    THOMAS HOLLFAST REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR, WÄRTSILÄ
  • "One of the smart building features of the Helvar system is that it enables us to collect occupancy data for all spaces. This helps us understand how our building is used and it’s in line with our smart building ambition."
    KARI MELANDER – Development Director, Ramboll
  • "Our staff have been really happy with this steady level of lighting and when they’ve been told that the lighting system is actual adjusting itself based on daylight, it has pleased them further."
    PIRJO PERNU – DIRECTOR, FACILITIES SERVICES, YIT
  • "As we changed the layout of our office from a small-room office layout into an activity based open plan office, we wanted the lighting level to be the same in all areas when people move from one place to another. At the same time, we also wanted to be able to control the lighting system based on personal needs."
    PIRJO PERNU – DIRECTOR, FACILITIES SERVICES, YIT
  • We were impressed right from concept to completion.
    DOUG KENNETH
    Project Engineer
  • Sushi B wanted a DALI lighting control system, so Helvar were a natural choice.
    SERGIO RIGATO
    Lighting designer
  • The energy savings will help us achieve our efficiency targets as well as saving tens of thousands of pounds over the life of the installation.
    RICHARD HUGHES
    Bath University
  • Helvar’s DIGIDIM system was the best possible choice for lighting control.
    MATTI SINISALA
    Electrical designer for the European Chemicals Agency, Helsinki
  • It’s a flexible and open system. You can easily extend it later.
    CHRISTOPHER STIMPEL
    EGGER Group
  • Using Helvar lighting control was a simple decision for us.
    ANDREAS KÖHLER
    Wärtsilä FUNA
  • The customer support is second to none.
    ANDREAS KÖHLER
    Wärtsilä FUNA
  • By using Helvar, we estimate that the library has saved 70-80% of its energy used in lighting.
    JUKKA RIIKKULA
    Helvar, Finland
  • Helvar’s lighting control system is perfectly suited for schools. The teacher can adjust the lighting at the press of a button.
    ERKKI ANTTILA
    Electrical manager for the Tervaväylä School project
  • The Helvar system copes easily with the vast number of different light loads and partition walls.
    CHAMPALIMAUD
    Centre, Lisbon
  • Helvar lighting controls added the finishing touches to help create character and atmosphere.
    NADINE RAVARINI
    Generator Hostels’ lighting consultant
  • The Helvar router opens up endless possibilities that are only limited by our imagination.
    TUOMAS KAITA
    Manager for the Tipotie Health Centre installation, Tampere, Finland
  • Both the installation and programming stages ran incredibly smoothly.
    STUART GAUNT
    Reggiani Lighting
  • Optimum illumination and energy savings of up to 75% have exceeded our expectations.
    ANDREAS HARTMANN
    Hartmann International GmbH
  • There are competitors, of course. But Helvar offers the best service, the most efficient support, and the best equipment.
    JARMO RANTALA
    Sähköpeko Oy Engineer for Vuores School
  • Why choose Helvar
    • Fully scalable, from a single office to the whole building • Daylight harvesting and presence detection for energy saving • Corridor hold function for safety and comfort • Cooperative presence/absence detection • Integration with building management and audio-visual systems • Control of multiple load types • Energy monitoring and maintenance • Blind control
  • Key Helvar solutions

Office applications

Open Plan Office
Open Plan Office
A busy interior design office with an open plan environment that requires an easy to use flexible lighting solution that will encourage staff interaction in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

A manual control is required at each entrance point for overall control of the main work areas, which are subsequently zoned and controlled via absence detection and daylight harvesting to achieve the maximum energy savings.

Ancillary areas such as storage rooms, print & copy areas and communal breakout zones are also controlled via sensors to provide occupancy detection. Notional corridors and access routes are controlled via sensors and time schedules that make use of the "hold on” feature to ensure the areas remain lit if a office space is occupied.

Luminaires used consist of recessed 600x600 modular for direct lighting of the working surface and wall mounted fluorescent luminaires with indirect lighting for effect and some general illuminance.
Single Office
Single Office
A business environment with executive cellular offices. An easy to use flexible lighting solution is required to encourage business development in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

A control point is required at each office entrance. Maximum energy savings are to be made via absence detection and daylight harvesting without compromising the user’s control. Desk task lighting is locally controlled and provides appropriate levels of comfort as determined by the user.

Corridor is controlled automatically by presence detection only. Luminaires used consist of directional spotlights for accent lighting and comfort, suspended fluorescent luminaires with indirect lighting for general illuminance and direct lighting for task specific use. The corridor is lit by indirect lighting only.
Stairs
Stairs
Reception
Reception
Lift Lobby
Lift Lobby
Corridor
Corridor
A business environment with executive cellular offices. An easy to use flexible lighting solution is required to encourage business development in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

A control point is required at each office entrance. Maximum energy savings are to be made via absence detection and daylight harvesting without compromising the user’s control. Desk task lighting is locally controlled and provides appropriate levels of comfort as determined by the user.

Corridor is controlled automatically by presence detection only. Luminaires used consist of directional spotlights for accent lighting and comfort, suspended fluorescent luminaires with indirect lighting for general illuminance and direct lighting for task specific use. The corridor is lit by indirect lighting only.
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Rooms
A boardroom requires an easy to use flexible lighting solution to allow the room to be used for different purposes from meetings to presentations and video conferencing.

A control point is required by each entrance to provide scene setting control. Remote control of scene setting and current level adjustment is needed from any location in the room for user convenience. Interfacing from the Audio Visual equipment is to provide integrated control.

Energy saving benefits and low cost of ownership is to be provided by absence detection and daylight harvesting, but without compromising user comfort.

The main room lighting is provided by suspended fluorescent fittings using controllable electronic ballast’s. Low voltage halogen with electronic dimming transformers is used for accent and decorative effect.
Canteen or Restaurant
Canteen or Restaurant
An open plan kitchen and dining area requiring an easy to use flexible lighting solution that enables entertaining and interaction with guests in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

A combined control point is required in the kitchen to provide appropriate task lighting for the food preparation and at the same time giving control to the dining area to create the right ambience. A secondary control is required within the dining area.

Sunblinds within the kitchen and dining areas are also to be controlled form the same switch locations.

Luminaires used consist of decorative chandelier, low voltage ceiling recessed halogen downlights for general lighting, directional spotlights for accent, and the concealed non-dimmable cabinet lighting to provide the task lighting.

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Our office case studies

See the what we have done in the office, and get inspired by what is possible.

YIT Finland

Wärtsilä Headquarters

Ramboll HQ

Boss Design

Salo City hall

UPM Headquarters

Tapiola Headquarters

SafeExIT