The construction of the Karjaa serviced apartments began in February 2016. Airam was heavily involved in the design stage right from the start. In the design, it was vitally important to find a suitable solution for the building in which the lighting was energy-efficient and lasted a long time. The solution also had to provide strong lighting and be easy to use. A solution was found combining LED technology and DALI controls.
The lighting design was done in cooperation with Sähkö Pietikäinen Oy, which operated as the electrical contractor. Jarmo and Markku Pietikäinen from Sähkö Pietikäinen and Jani Nikali from Airam participated in the design process.
The Airam Profi INL, was selected for the corridors. It is a luminaire producing indirect light and equipped with a perforated glare shield. It provides glare-free but sufficiently powerful lighting for the corridors.
The same luminaire was also chosen for the assembly hall/sitting room. In the assembly hall, the lighting uses DALI control, so they are never on when not needed. The lights go out when movement stops. Owing to the multipurpose nature of the facilities, there was a need for different kinds of lighting situations so DALI technology is a suitable solution for such facilities.
Airam Lumi universal luminaires equipped with motion sensors were selected for the stairwells. The sensors provide energy efficiency, since the lights are only on when someone is moving in the stairwells.
In the residents’ rooms, it was important to create good and even lighting, which was at the same time easy to operate. The Airam Slim downlight and Airam Ronda residential luminaire were selected for the general lighting. The Airam Sono Radar luminaire was chosen for the toilets. The light comes on as soon as someone enters the toilet, and goes out three minutes after they have left. This choice of luminaire met the residents’ need for ease of use: the rooms have no light switch as the light is controlled by radar.
Powerful and moisture resistant Airam Futura luminaires were installed in the staff dressing rooms and washing facilities, controlled by motion sensors. The timeless basic luminaire, the Airam Keto was chosen to illuminate the staff offices. IP 44 luminaires offer a diverse range of solutions for offices, storerooms, corridors and wet facilities.
The timeless and modern Airam Zero A wall luminaire was selected for the outdoor walls. The Airam Greta Big garden bollard luminaire was chosen to illuminate the gardens.