We recently completed a project in downtown Chicago, where a well-known media organization needed to solve several daylight control challenges for studio space within a larger office space. The people engineering the job and the lighting consultants working on the project knew they needed to control the light in the studio to prevent getting a blown-out picture rather than a beautiful view of the outdoor scene beyond the studio windows. At the same time, because the space serves dual roles — studio and work area — they faced the challenge of providing local control over the daylight control solution during the majority of the time spent off-air. The solution was simple! We designed a system that eliminates local control any time the lighting console is in use. Then, when broadcasts are off-air and everything goes back to normal, control over the shades reverts to local control. It’s a win-win!