Exeter, United Kingdom
The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office, is the United Kingdom's national weather service. In September 2003 the Met Office moved its headquarters from Bracknell in Berkshire to a purpose-built £80m structure in Exeter which accommodates 1,000 staff in a high-performance, environmentally sensitive building.
In the office areas the suspended, high efficiency Thorlux Cloud luminaires create an inspirational space whilst providing functional lighting. The Clouds at the Met Office use ColourActive technology for automatic colour temperature control. The daily ColourActive cycle is configured via the SmartScan website. Preset regimes follow the natural daylight rhythm, or specific settings can be set and tailored as required. These settings are transferred to the ColourActive Gateway which broadcasts colour temperature settings to all luminaires every few minutes, ensuring seamlessly smooth transitions throughout the day.