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ModulLum LED creates warm nocturnal ambiance for Alcácer do Sal riverfront with significant energy savings of 80%!

ModulLum LED creates warm nocturnal ambiance for Alcácer do Sal riverfront with significant energy savings of 80%!

03/08/2014, LED | Project News

The historical town of Alcácer do Sal launched the “Alcácer deserves the best!” regeneration project to revitalise the Sado riverfront and improve the quality of life for its inhabitants and the many tourists who visit each year.
The area around the river was re-developed to create more footpaths and pedestrian zones while the roads were reorganised and car parks built to improve access to the numerous restaurants. A new lighting system was necessary to create a safe landscape with a warm nocturnal ambiance.

Initially, the local authorities wanted to install a globe type luminaire with a traditional discharge lamp. The impressive performance of the ModulLum LED however led them to change their minds.
They were convinced by 3 main factors.

Firstly, the sense of safety and comfort that the ModulLum LED provides thanks to its optimised photometrical performance and white light, while ensuring that the required lighting levels are met (Emed of 13.6 lux and uniformity of 59% for class P2 according to CIE 115:2010).

Secondly, the dramatic energy savings of 80% that this lighting solution generates compared to the initial solution. The long life span of the ModulLum LED will also reduce significantly maintenance costs.

The aesthetic design of the ModulLum LED which perfectly integrates the various surrounding landscapes sealed the choice of the local authorities. 

In total, 126 ModulLum LEDs equipped with a symmetric photometric engine with only 16 LEDs (consumption 40W) were installed. 87 models at a height of 4.2m light the footpaths and streets while 39 models at a height of 5.4m light the car parks and roundabout.

Schréder is delighted to have provided this lighting solution that has transformed the nocturnal ambiance of this popular destination with minimal energy consumption and a reduced environmental footprint.


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