The Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids, Mich. was designed by architects Tower/Pinkster and won a 2003 IIDA Lighting Award. It recently underwent an upgrade to its lighting control system to make it better suited to handling the compact and linear fluorescents currently in the building – and make it ready for the shift to LED fixtures. A six-person electrical contractor crew swapped out 20 electrical panels for ETC Unison DRd Dimmer enclosures– both 120V and 277V – using a combination of Echo and Paradigm Architectural Control Processors spread over 8 floors and 30 courtrooms. They added EBDKs (Emergency Bypass Detection Kits) in the event of power loss to each floor. The team was able to use existing power and control wiring and only added new conduit runs for the EBDK’s. Read the whole story here.


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