News from Schréder

Bombardier runway - Mirabel Airport

When Bombardier, the Canadian aircraft constructor, recently completed its runway to test recently assembled airplanes in Mirabel airport, it wanted an energy-efficient lighting solution that would ensure safe landings and take-offs at night and in poor weather conditions. The solution would also have to be shockproof and withstand the vibrations that occur when the aircrafts take and land.

They opted for the OMNI star mounted on 3 high masts (120 feet high) to light the large apron area and the runway. Thanks to the wide range of photometries offered by the OMNI star, only 8 luminaires were needed per mast to provide the necessary lighting levels with excellent uniformity and zero glare.

The OMNI star luminaires are fitted with the Owlet Nightshift system to dim the light when the apron and runway are not in use, providing even more energy savings.

Ringway Jacobs was responsible for the design and installation from conception to completion and the project is part of TFLs wider aim to completely regenerate London’s street lighting.


An important aspect of this scheme is the connection of every TFL managed luminaire to its Harvard central management system (CMS). This will enable TFL to operate switching and dimming centrally and in real time, rather than having to rely on photocells attached to each individual luminaire. Previously, each luminaire would activate individually based on the reduction in the level of daylight, causing individual luminaires to come on and switch off at different times. With the new centrally managed LED scheme, TFL can operate dimming and switching depending on weather and traffic requirements.


Co Ma Tunnel

First 100% LED tunnel lighting solution in Vietnam guarantees safety and perfect visibility with energy savings.

The Co Ma Tunnel is a 2 tube tunnel that was built as part of the Ca pass tunnel and road project to reduce the travel distance for commuters by 8km between the Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces and to help them avoid landslides during the rainy season.

Opened in September 2015, vehicles can travel at a maximum speed of 80km per hour through this 500m long tunnel.


The tunnel operators wanted an energy-efficient lighting solution that would ensure safety and comfort for all users at all times.They opted for the GL2 Compact thanks to its low energy consumption and high luminance uniformity which offers a bright white light to guide users in complete security.

In addition, the GL2 Compact provides symmetrical and asymmetrical light distributions with a wide range of lumen packages to light all the different zones (access, threshold and interior) of a tunnel.

A total of 704 GL2 Compact luminaires were installed along throughout the tunnel, providing the different light levels that are required. This is the first 100% LED tunnel lighting solution in Vietnam and the users as well as tunnel operators are delighted with the result.


Lousada - Portugal

Improved security and comfort with a 70% reduction in energy costs.

As part of an Operational Programmer to improve territorial cohesion, the borough of Lousada in northern Portugal decided to renovate the lighting in several of its towns. They wanted to replace just over 3,000 fixtures with discharge lamps to improve safety and comfort on the roads.

They wanted an energy-efficient solution that would also reduce the borough’s carbon footprint.


After launching a public tender, the Voltana solution from Schréder ticked all the right boxes and was chosen to light these towns. The Voltana has significantly increased the lighting levels with a pleasant white light to create a safe and welcoming landscape while dramatically reducing the energy costs by over 70%.

The local authorities are delighted as the new lighting has helped the borough achieve its objectives and freed funds for other investments.


Ministry of Transport and Mobility (AWV) for East Limburg in Belgium

The Ampera provides an efficient and high-performing lighting solution to ensure optimal working conditions.

The building of the Ministry of Transport and Mobility for East Limburg in Belgium is used for various purposes. It is the supply site for salt gritters in the area during the winter. This site has a lot of traffic when driving conditions are particularly bad as fleets of gritters travel in and out of the site to stock up on salt during the night in a restricted space.

The quality of the lighting outside the building had deteriorated and the local authorities wanted to replace it to guarantee safety for its employees. Given the well-known advantages of LED technology for a bright light with efficiency and energy savings, they wanted an LED lighting solution.

They also wanted a luminaire that had been certified 005 by Synegrid, a Belgian lighting operator. This certification is given to luminaires that have undergone rigorous photometrical, electrical, thermal and mechanical tests to ensure high-quality and long-lasting lighting solutions.


The local authorities opted for the Ampera by Schréder. Certified 005, the white light diffused by the Ampera gives an undeniable advantage over the orange glow provided by the old fixtures. In total, 16 Ampera Midi and 3 Ampera Maxi have been installed on the site. They provide improved visibility for a safer working environment with uninterrupted operations in the winter. The drivers are delighted as they can efficiently restock and get back on the roads quickly to do their job.


Paris Climate and Energy Action Plan

10,000 energy efficient LED luminaires to help the city reduce its energy consumption by 30% by 2020.

As part of its Climate and Energy Action Plan launched in 2007, the City of Paris has committed to reducing the energy consumption for its public lighting by 30% by 2020. The City which boasts many cultural and historical sites that attract tourists from all over the world, wants a public lighting system that is as environmentally friendly as possible with losing any of the City of Light’s sparkle.

A switch to LED luminaires which consume a lot less energy was an obvious choice. Evesa, the company in charge of the public lighting for the city launched a tender as part of a first deployment phase to replace 10,000 luminaires over a 30 month period.

In addition to the energy efficiency requirements over time (maintaining the light levels at 95% for 50,000 hours), the luminaires had to meet other technical (such as the IP and IK levels) and aesthetic criteria imposed by the city. Indeed, the city of Paris is very attached to its line of lighting furniture, characterised by rounded forms.


Schréder rose to the challenge and won the tender with the Citea NG.“It was obvious to us that the only way to satisfy all the criteria, was to redesign the Citea luminaire. The aesthetic design of this classic Schréder luminaire had already been approved by the Commission of Street Furniture. We completely redeveloped the photometric engine of the luminaire to integrate 56 LEDs, 87W with a colour temperature of 3,000K that would meet the lumen output requirements in the long term.” explains Vincent Jacquet, regional manager Ile-de-France for Schréder.

The Citea NG was designed with various mounting options (post-top, side-entry, suspended, catenary) to take into account the different supports in the Parisian landscape.

The city is delighted with the new lighting which has contributed to helping them already reduce energy consumption for public lighting by 18%.


Porto Light+Efficiency programme

Voltana helps the city to reduce its energy costs by approximately €124,000 per year.

The city of Porto launched the Light+Efficiency programme in collaboration with AdePorto (Energy efficiency agency) to reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint.

The city opted for the Voltana luminaire to help it achieve its objectives. Available in 5 different sizes, the Voltana offers an aesthetic coherence while ensuring a quality lighting with high levels of uniformity for safe and comfortable landscapes.

Almost 2,500 Voltana 3 and 5 luminaires have been installed, enabling the city to reduce its energy costs by approximately €124,000 per year.

According to the council “this initiative promotes energy efficiency in public lighting, reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions".

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