XL Insurance

St Stephens Green, Dublin


XL’s modern headquarters which has an overall floor area of 2,322sq m (25,000 sq ft). The four-storey, redbrick building dates from 1795 and occupies a prominent position on the north side of St Stephen’s Green, close to the top of  Grafton Street. 

Legrand’s SCS bus system was installed to provide lighting controls throughout all floors of the building including the 25 person meeting room and members lounge where we integrate with Crestron AV controls to set lighting scenes, curtain and drape controls in conjunction with the video conferencing system.

The remit was to design a control system that would give the client full lighting control for security staff at night as the building was originally designed with a lot of separate rooms that would make walking through the building to turn everything off a time consuming task. A master building on/off switch was installed at the security desk. This switch could be used at the start and end of the day to control all lights in the building. The halls, stairwells and reception areas were excluded from this master control so a safe escape route was always luminated. This wall controller also provided the security personal the ability to turn on a selection of lights around the building to give a patrol path that could be activate before the guard did their rounds at night. 

Electrical Contractor:

J Vaughan Electrical

Electrical Engineer

Ethos Engineering


RKD Architects

What We Did:

Design and commission a networked lighting control system that manages non-dimmable loads, broadcast DALI and window treatments. 

Check out the project below…