Case Study

Chatham Maritime Trust is a unique organisation, set up to meet a special purpose. The Trust was formed in 1997 to take on the long-term management and maintenance responsibilities of the Chatham Maritime Estate, at the time one of the major urban regeneration sites in the country.

The trust has long been an Ansell Lighting user. The quality and reliability of our products has always provided massive value for money. When Chatham Maritime Trust was looking for a smart system for their offices, they looked no further than Ansell’s OCTO smart lighting solution.

OCTO is Ansell Lighting’s easy to use wirelessly controllable lighting solution that gives users complete control of their luminaires via an intuitive app or smart accessories. OCTO is perfect for retail or commercial environments and has a comprehensive range of features that interact flawlessly with smart devices.

Utilising Casambi technology, OCTO delivers the complete smart lighting package.

The Casambi solution is based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the state-of-the-art wireless technology and the only low power wireless technology in all modern smartphones, tablets and even smartwatches, making it the only mainstream and future proof low power radio technology in the world.

On top of Bluetooth Low Energy, the Casambi technology provides a mesh network where all the intelligence of the system is replicated in every node and, in such a way, creates a system with no single points of failure.

There are many benefits to utilising the OCTO smart connected system. It’s easy to install, easy to control, comes with a free app as well as friendly and professional support from Ansell’s Area Sales Manager.

The goal of this project was for their offices to have the ability to create lighting scenes and  control them for the different times of day whilst also having the ability for each team member to have control over the lights above their desks. OCTO allowed the trust to achieve this and more.

A variety of products was installed at the Estate office. These include Ansell’s Endurance LED Recessed Panel, which was installed with the OCTO integrated driver to allow full smart capability. The Endurance is high performance and maintenance free panel with TPa as standard and the optional UGR<19 rating, making it a great solution for a wide variety of commercial applications.

The Galaxy CCT LED Downlight is a compact IP65 LED Downlight which outperforms twin 18W and 26W PLC lamp variants. Faceted reflector and optical fresnel lens provide outstanding performance, uniformity and glare control. The Galaxy comes in a variety of options allowing customers to choose the perfect colour and wattage making it an all-round high-quality and reliable downlight that provides end users with incredible value for money.

Other products installed at the office include OCTO recessed PIR sensors, OCTO switches, the Eagle 3-in1-Emergency Exit Sign which accommodates for semi-recessed, suspended or side arm wall mounting options.

The Facet wall lights were also installed, which are beautifully designed surface bi-directional wall light providing vivid angled distribution. It has an aluminium construction with an option of matt white or polished satin chrome finishes and compliments any office setting.

The project was completed efficiently, and the trust was incredibly pleased with the results. OCTO continues to be a market leader by utilising sophisticated technology and offering an easy to use wireless controllable lighting system which is loved and used by many.

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