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Grand Place - Brussels

Stunning nocturnal ambiance with impressive energy savings - all 27 buildings are illuminated using the same energy consumption as what was once used to light two!

Grand Place, Brussels is renowned worldwide for its architectural wealth. This memorable landmark now benefits from a stunning nocturnal ambiance with substantial energy savings thanks to a Schréder LED lighting solution.

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This UNESCO world heritage site is renowned worldwide for its architecture and benefits from a stunning nocturnal ambiance thanks to a Schréder LED lighting solution. In 2007, the city of Brussels in collaboration with Beliris launched a lighting plan with multiple objectives to enhance the square:

  • to highlight the splendid architecture;
  • to create a convivial ambiance;
  • to reinforce the identity of this capital city and
  • to reduce the energy consumption.


The new LED lighting scheme provides a gentle white light to create a homogenous light to accentuate the remarkable architecture. A dynamic RGB lighting programme creates unlimited lighting effects for different events thanks to a central control system that adapts the intensity and colour of each floodlight independently. This solution means that no additional equipment or control units are required.

This LED scheme also generates 80% of energy savings while the new installation reduces maintenance costs by 4 which is a definite advantage for buildings with difficult access. 

Created by the lighting designers Isabelle Corten, Louis Dandrel and Patrick Rimoux and implemented by Fabricom, the lighting scheme is brought to life by 1,600 BaroLED and 50 Enyo floodlights managed by a central control system. 

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