News Archive from Schréder

A406 NORTH CIRCULAR - LONDON

Ampera will significantly reduce the power needed to light this busy road, significantly cutting energy costs and CO2 emissions.



The ‘dull North Circular roar’ of the A406, immortalised in Guyanese poet Grace Nichols’ poem ‘Island Man’, reverberates for more than 25 miles of road running from Chiswick in West London to Woolwich in the east. In conjunction with the South Circular Road, the A406 forms a ring road around Central London, connecting the Outer London Suburbs such as Wembley, Willesden, Ealing, Southgate, Tottenham, Woodford and Barking.

The A406 incorporates a variety of road types, from six-lane dual carriageway to urban streets with adjacent residential buildings. London is one of the busiest cities in the world and the popularity of the road, in conjunction with the diverse route layout, means that vehicular congestion is a regular issue. The section of the North Circular Road between the M11 and the A13 opened in 1987 to extend the route and ease congestion. It now passes the A12 on a flyover at the Redbridge Roundabout, moving south past Ilford and Barking to the A13.

Schréder worked with Ringway Jacobs to regenerate the road lighting on this section of the North Circular Road as part of the North East segment of Transport for London (TFL).

 
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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.

 

ALBERT 1ST UNDERPASS - LIEGE

The white light of the new LED lighting solution improves visibility and security for motorists with a 60% cut in energy costs



Within the framework of the regeneration plan for the streets running along the River Meuse in Liege, the Walloon Ministry decided to replace the lighting in the Albert 1st underpass.

The objective was to increase the safety at the entrance and exit of the underpass by increasing the lighting levels and optimising the uniformity. To achieve this goal, they decided to install the Percepto mounted on the surface of the tunnel walls.

This new lighting solution has improved safety and comfort for the motorists with a 60% reduction in energy consumption. The white light of the LEDs provides a much better colour contrast, ensuring perfect visibility and a better perception of any potential obstacles for motorists.

A total of 95 Percepto luminaires fitted with 22 LEDs are installed. The luminaires are dimmed in groups of 5, depending on the height of the wall, to guarantee optimum uniformity.

 
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AVENIDA DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS - LAGOS

Teceo provides energy savings of nearly 75% while providing a more welcoming and safer landscape



Lagos, on the Atlantic coast in the south of Portugal, is the historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. It is also one of the most visited cities in the Algarve region thanks to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, restaurants and hotels and is renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife.

In 2014, the city council decided to replace the lighting on Avenida Dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Avenue), the city’s busiest avenue which runs along the seafront to the marina.

The luminaires (fitted with 250/300W high-pressure sodium lamps) at that time were 30 years old and did not enrich the surroundings of this picturesque area.

The council wanted to create a more welcoming and safer ambiance to boost tourism and local business while reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint.

After receiving EU funding to implement an energy efficient solution, they opted for the Teceo luminaire. The sleek design of this modern luminaire harmoniously integrates the landscape and its' high performance ensures that the avenue is perfectly lit with a significant reduction in energy consumption.

In fact, the Teceo, fitted with 48 LEDs (78W) will enable the city to generate energy savings of nearly 75% while providing a comfortable and safe environment for tourists and residents to take full advantage of this dynamic area at night.

 
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BEVRIJDING TUNNEL - ANTWERP

A new LED lighting solution to reduce energy consumption and provide optimum comfort for all motorists



The Bevrijding Tunnel on the A12 motorway links Antwerp to Brussels. This 350m long tunnel which is composed of 2 tubes was built at the end of the 1970s. Approximately 40,000 cars pass through this tunnel every day.

The lighting system is almost 35 years old and needed to be replaced. The Flemish Ministry of Roads and Mobility (AWV) wanted a sustainable lighting solution that would reduce the energy consumption and guarantee safety and comfort for all motorists driving through the tunnel.

To achieve their objectives, they chose a lighting solution with the ContiLED. Installed in a continuous line, the ContiLED offers maximum visual comfort while providing the required lighting levels with significant energy savings. Indeed, thanks to this new lighting scheme, the Ministry will cut its energy consumption by 694,000kWh per year, which represents approximately €98,000. The long life of the LEDs will also lead to a reduction in maintenance costs.

TA bright white light has replaced the old yellow light, improving visual comfort to safely guide drivers through this tunnel. The white light also optimises the visual perception of the drivers, highlighting any potential obstacles, to increase security in the tunnel.

BalPlast marker lights were installed along the entire length of the tunnel. Permanently illuminated, they clearly indicate the road and guide drivers naturally through the tunnel under normal circumstances and in case of fire.

A total of 542 ContiLED luminaires were installed in this tunnel, making it the first road tunnel in Flanders to be completely lit by LED lighting.

 
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BUCARAMANGA LIGHTING RENOVATION PLAN

Complete lighting solution transforms the nocturnal landscape whilst cutting energy costs and CO2 emissions by 61%



Bucaramanga in Colombia has the country’s eighth largest population and is known as the City of Parks. The city launched a renovation plan in 2014 to enhance public spaces and provide safer environments for residents to take advantage of sports and cultural activities. The city has implemented several initiatives including a weekly night cycle ride to gather together the young and the old in a fun, recreational activity.

For this plan to succeed, the city needed to create brighter and safer environments by increasing the lighting levels and improving visual comfort. It was also important for the city to reduce its carbon footprint due to the high levels of pollution from the many vehicles on the roads. The city set the goal of converting at least 40% of the lighting for its roads and parks to an LED solution with a remote management system by the end of 2016.

Schréder was the ideal partner to help the city successfully convert their lighting scheme. More than 900 Teceo (on 10.5m high posts) fitted with the Owlet Nightshift system was installed on the most important avenues which link the north to the south of the city.

 
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The Teceo provides a bright white light that ensures safety for all the pedestrians and numerous cars, motorbikes, taxis and buses travelling down these axes. The luminaires are dimmed to 50% for 7 hours of an average 12 hour night, when less light is needed. The Akila installed on 21m high masts and the Nano LED were chosen to light the Villa Olimpica area which houses many sporting venues including the Alfonso Lopez football stadium, Bicentennial Coliseum and tennis courts. The new lighting dramatically improves a sense of security and well-being for people making their way to and from events as the roads are in need of maintenance.

The city is delighted with the new lighting which has cut energy costs and CO2 emissions by 61%! The Owlet Nightshift also enables them to better manage the lighting scheme and reduce their maintenance operations. Residents really appreciate the safer and more welcoming environments as they can fully indulge in their leisure activities at night.

 

EXPO CAR PARK - ARESE

Sustainable lighting solution provides safety and comfort with a minimum total cost of ownership



The grounds of the former Alfa Romeo factory in Arese is undergoing an urban redevelopment plan to improve facilities for the inhabitants in the area. The renovation plan led by the renowned Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi with Davide Padoa of Design International includes a car test track and Alfa Romeo museum, a state-of-the-art shopping centre and a 97,000m² car park for visitors to the EXPO which is located just 10km away.

The car park provides a much needed additional 12,500 spaces with a free shuttle service to the EXPO. The entire project is driven by sustainability (e.g. the shopping centre is certified LEED Gold) and the architects wanted an LED lighting solution for the car park to provide a safe and comfortable environment with low energy consumption.

They opted for the Ampera and Akila as they were impressed by the photometrical performance of these luminaires which provide a strong asymmetrical light distribution, ideal for the 25m high masts.

In total 318 Ampera Maxi (128 LEDs) and 78 Akila (240 LEDs) were installed on the high masts, diffusing a bright white light to safely guide people to their vehicles after a long day at the EXPO. Nearly 220 Ampera Midi and Mini luminaires were also installed to light the roads leading to the car park and the bike paths parallel to the car park.

The luminaires ensure a feeling of safety and well-being for all users and an aesthetic coherence for the entire complex with a minimum total cost of ownership.

 
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GUILLEMINS ESPLANADE - LIEGE

Energy efficient lighting solution breathes new life into this district in full transformation



Liege is a city in full transformation. To establish the city as an ‘Euroregional pole’ of economic activity, the local authorities launched a regeneration programme for the Guillemins district. The construction of the futuristic Guillemins Train Station in 2009 was only one element of this project. The city wanted to breathe new life into the area through 4 main axes:

  • improving access to public spaces
  • providing new housing
  • increasing mobility, comfort and road safety
  • developing new businesses.

To achieve this objective, the city has completely transformed the area around the new train station. Roads have been reorganised to create an esplanade that will enable people to go from the station to the far bank of the Meuse River, offering more space for pedestrians and cyclists as well as more green areas. Lighting was always going to be an important factor in transforming this area.

As a shared space, it was essential that the lighting ensure safety for all the different users; cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. The architectural office Dethier Architecture wanted an energy efficient solution that would also contribute to transforming the nocturnal landscape of this upcoming area. They opted for the Piano and Neos luminaires.

The Piano was chosen to light the roads and streets leading to the train station. Its pure design and high-quality finish perfectly complement the train station while providing a bright white light to safely guide all users. The Piano luminaires and poles are painted black to contrast with the white stone of the station, creating a visual contrast.

They are mounted quite low (4.5m) to ensure that the architectural beauty of the train station dominates the landscape. Two luminaires are installed on a column to simultaneously light the roads and the footpaths while Neos Zebra LED luminaires are also mounted at 6m on some of the same columns to light the pedestrian crossings. As Mr. Faes from Dethier Architecture explains “By installing several luminaires on the same column, the amount of furniture on the pavements has been significantly reduced to ensure easy access and mobility.” The luminaires are fitted with neutral white LEDs to avoid a big contrast with the lighting throughout the rest of the city.

In order to leave as much free space as possible on the esplanade, 5 Neos luminaires are installed per 10m high poles with the luminaires directed in different directions to create a welcoming and safe environment. By reducing the number of columns, the visual impact of the impressive train station is even more striking.

 
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The limited number of poles also provides more space to organise events and enable people to move freely. Noctis floodlights uplight the trees on the esplanade, enhancing the warm nocturnal atmosphere. They were carefully installed behind the tree trunks to highlight the foliage without creating any glare for people passing by.

The local authorities and residents are delighted with the new lighting scheme which has brought this district back to life by creating a safe and convivial nocturnal landscape where people want to spend time, boosting a sense of civic pride while attracting new businesses to the area.

 

Reading Bridge

Stunning architectural feature to enhance nocturnal landscape and attract visitors



Reading Borough Council built a new pedestrian/cycle bridge across the River Thames as part of its LSTF (Local Sustainable Transport Fund) project, linked to the reconfiguration of Reading Station and the town centre. The new bridge aims to provide better connectivity between Caversham to the North of the Thames and Reading to the South. It offers a new pedestrian and cycle route across the river, which will relieve congestion on the two existing vehicular routes and provide a direct pedestrian route between Caversham and the newly redeveloped Reading Station.

Schréder designed and installed a 400 metre bespoke LED Handrail and colour change feature lighting for this bridge. David Moore, Neighbourhood Service Manager, Reading Borough Council, commented, “While the new bridge looks fantastic during the day, at night it provides a carpet of light for the area, with an imaginative array of colours and movement, particularly at the top of the central mast.” Schréder was contracted by Balfour Beatty and worked closely with project engineer Peter Brett Associates to create the installation. Scott Witchalls, Partner, Peter Brett Associates, said, “Schréder’s lighting design for the bridge is really very striking, but also practical, and will help to encourage regular use of this iconic structure by pedestrians and cyclists; contributing to more sustainable travel in Reading.”

 
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A specialist installation team from Schréder fitted the LED handrail and colour change feature lighting onto the bridge, which was manufactured by Hollandia. Schréder worked in conjunction with Hollandia to ensure compatibility with the lighting equipment, as the installation involved complex design considerations, including creating a custom system to fit the LED handrail onto the curvature of the bridge, and enabling the handrail to flex with the movement of the suspension bridge.

In addition to the LED handrail, we installed a series of its SCULP floodlights to illuminate the bridge, including one placed in the middle of the ‘tuning fork’ at the top of the 40 metre high-mast. We also installed a colour changing lighting display around the rest of the bridge, which includes 28 Enyo LEDs, running up the suspension cables, two Noctis 225 LED floodlights recessed beneath the bridge to illuminate the underside, and flexible LED strips underneath two ‘floating’ benches located on the bridge.

The adaptability of the pre-programmed Digital Multiplex (DMX) controller we supplied with the LED lighting scheme allows Reading Council to run a new lighting display every day. The LED handrail is connected to Reading Borough Council’s Mayflower Central Management System (CMS), which it uses to control the majority of its public lighting.

 

Santo Tirso sports complex

Improved user experience and visual comfort with no initial investment



The Ginásio Clube in the northern Portuguese town of Santo Tirso has been providing sporting facilities for the local residents since 1961. The complex incorporates a swimming pool and a sports hall where different sports including football, handball and volleyball are played.

When the club decided to renovate the pool and hall, they wanted a lighting solution that would ensure the correct lighting levels while dramatically reducing the energy and maintenance costs.

With the OMNIstar solution from Schréder, the club was able to reduce the number of luminaires in the sports hall from 40 to 15. As the old luminaires were equipped with 400W high-pressure sodium lamps, the club will cut its energy costs by an impressive 75%.

Maintenance costs will also be significantly reduced as LEDs have a considerably longer life span, lasting 3 to 4 times longer than the previous lamps.

 
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The LEDs have a useful life 3 to 4 times higher than the previously used lamps, which means long periods without maintenance, meaning significant savings with the advantage of avoiding the need to stop the activities whenever it was necessary to change a lamp.

While this new lighting scheme has been funded by a leasing solution, the generated energy savings compensates the monthly payments, meaning that the club has managed to improve the visual comfort and user experience with no initial investment. A win-win solution for all.

 

Scailmont Centre - Manage

A flexible and energy efficient lighting solution to meet the needs of the different users of this multi-purpose hall



The Scailmont Centre in Manage is a venue for sports, hobbies and cultural activities. The lighting in multi-purpose hall was no longer working properly and could only be switched on and off. As this hall is used for various activities, including training sessions and competitions as well as children’s clubs during the school holidays, different lighting levels are needed. The managers of the hall decided to replace the lighting with an energy efficient solution that could be adapted to suit the various needs of the people using the hall.

 
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They opted for an LED lighting solution with the FV32 LED. Its low energy consumption and dimming options was ideal for achieving the goal of the new lighting scheme. A total of 24 FV32 LED luminaires were installed to achieve an average illumination of 600 lux. The luminaires can be dimmed by a simple control system with 4 buttons:

  • B1: OFF
  • B2: 50 lux - lighting is dimmed to 10%, generating 85% energy savings
  • B3: 300 lux - lighting is dimmed to 50% with 50% energy savings
  • B4: 600 lux - lighting is switched on at 100%.

 

THE PORTS OF ALGARVE

Intelligent lighting solution improves safety and comfort while generating energy savings of 60%



Docapesca manages all the fishing ports and some marinas in Portugal. As part of its initiatives to invest in social responsibility and provide innovative infrastructure, the organisation decided to replace the lighting schemes for the ports of Olhão, Sagres, Portimão, Lagos, Peniche, Póvoa de Varzim and Sines. The lighting solution had to guarantee a safe and comfortable environment while reducing energy and maintenance costs.

Schréder won the contract to provide the new lighting thanks to an intelligent solution integrating high-performing LED luminaires fitted with the Owlet remote manangement system. The OMNIstar (128 LEDs) installed on 12m high columns light the ports while the access roads are lit by the Nano 2 LED (24 LEDs).

The luminaires provide a bright white light for perfect visibility during the dark evenings and are dimmed during the night to reduce energy consumption to a minimum while ensuring a secure environment.

In total, 31 OMNIstar, 160 Nano 2 LED and 29 Neos LED luminaires were installed, generating energy savings of 60%. Docapesca is delighted with the new lighting which has also improved safety in these busy ports while reducing the environmental footprint.

 
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UMEIRAH CORNICHE - DUBAI

Sustainable lighting provides distinctive identity and vibrant ambiance for nocturnal city life



The Jumeirah Corniche project was launched to upgrade the social infrastructure in the city of Dubai by providing improved sporting facilities for residents to contribute to their well-being and health. The Corniche spans over 14km along the Corniche coastal road from the Dubal Marina Beach resort to the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel. Overlooking six residential communities, it consists of a 5m wide walkway, a 4m wide jogging track, relaxation areas such as retail kiosks and landscaped areas.

This is a key landmark project for the city as facilities like jogging, walking, swimming, rowing and cycling make it a major draw for families as well as outdoor enthusiasts. The local authorities wanted an energy efficient LED lighting solution to ensure a low power consumption and low maintenance requirements while providing the necessary lighting levels for safety.

The ModulLum fitted with LEDs was the ideal solution on many levels. Its aesthetic design perfectly complements the landscape, enhancing the distinctive identity of the city. It provides a bright white light for better colour rendering and a dynamic ambiance, perfectly suited to this vibrant city. Its state-of-the-art technology ensures the required lighting levels with low power consumption and reduced operational costs.

Its’ high performance enabled the local authorities to reduce the number of luminaires by 150 - an important element for preserving the open space - and cut energy costs by 1/3 compared to a traditional lighting fixture with a discharge lamp.

 
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Vale do Lobo - Portugal

Design and performance with dramatic energy savings



Vale do Lobo in the Algarve region of Portugal is a large luxury tourist resort, incorporating more than 500 villas and a first class hotel. The resort welcomes approximately 750,000 visitors every year. Lighting plays an important role in creating a safe and welcoming nocturnal landscape for the visitors so that they can take full advantage of the facilities in the evening.

 
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When relighting some of the roads in this campus, Infralobo, the company responsible for the infrastructure, wanted luminaires that would ensure safety and provide a warm ambiance whilst complimenting the landscape. They opted for the Piano and Stylage.

The Piano has a contemporary design which harmoniously integrates the environment and will reduce the annual energy consumption by 78%.

The modern design of the classic Stylage lantern perfectly enhances the modern architecture of this tourist resort, bringing a touch of charm during the day. It diffuses a soft yet bright white light at night, improving the lighting levels and creating a welcoming atmosphere with an impressive 90% cut in energy consumption per year compared to the previous luminaires.

 

Wenduine coastal renovation plan

Welcoming and safe environment with 30% energy savings



As part of the Masterplan for Flanders Coastal Safety, the local authorities of Wenduine completely renovated the town’s seafront in 2015. Two new sea walls were built to protect the town from floods. The sea front was enlarged to incorporate a road and more leisure facilities (promenade, sports field, skate park and petanque terrain) to enhance the quality of life for residents and boost tourism in this coastal town.

For lighting this modern landscape, the local authorities wanted a state-of-the-art lighting solution that would meet security, energy and sustainability requirements whilst creating a welcoming nocturnal ambiance to encourage residents and tourists to take full advantage of the new facilities. After launching a contest, the local authorities chose the Teceo and ModulLum luminaires as they were impressed by their aesthetic design and high performance which would enable them to cut their annual energy costs by 30%.

A total of 78 Teceo were installed along the seafront. They are mounted at different heights on the same poles along the road and the promenade. In the skate park, they provide a crisp white light with excellent colour rendering to help users distinguish between the differing slopes and obstacles.

 
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The Teceo also lights the sports field and petanque terrain, diffusing a bright white light for excellent visibility with high visual comfort.

The ModulLum was chosen to light the beach and a walkway along the front of the beach. They diffuse a soft white light for a warm ambiance at night.

The local authorities are delighted with the new lighting scheme which creates a dynamic and safe space after dusk.

 

Resounding success for the Shuffle at New Mobility World

Visitors to New Mobility World at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main from 17th to 27th September were treated to the first live demonstration of the shuffle - the ultimate solution that will play a pivotal role in supporting the managers of public and privately-managed spaces to engage people with their environments, creating social cohesion, boosting local trade and fostering civic pride.

With a total of 49 Shuffles on display throughout the hall, visitors had the opportunity to discover the different features that this unique concept offers and how it can be adapted to the needs and characteristics of each specific environment.

Much more than a lighting column, the shuffle connects people to their social environment. It can integrate control systems, loudspeakers, surveillance cameras, hotspots, electrical vehicle chargers, signage and a lot of other features to make people feel truly at home. Managers of cities and privately-managed sites can integrate up to 5 modules in each column to suit the specific needs of their environment, securing better services and infrastructure for themselves and their citizens.


LIGHT

State-of-the art LED technology and a wide range of photometries adapted to various applications such as roads, streets, squares, pedestrian crossings, footpaths and architectural illumination ensure all lighting requirements are met in one column.


CONTROL SYSTEMS

Achieve energy savings of up to 85% thanks to our lighting and control systems. For autonomous or interoperable networks (managing, monitoring, controlling and metering) with or without detection scenarios (PIR sensor). One controller can command all the lighting modules of a Shuffle and propose different scenarios per module.


LIGHT RING

A touch of colour creates identity and a vivid ambiance. It can also be a useful tool to manage living spaces. For example, in flashing mode, it can guide people in the right direction in an emergency situation. It could also indicate if the EV charger in being used.


WLAN

Two wireless internet versions are available: campus scale (for shopping centres or business complexes) as an extension of an existing network or urban scale (for city applications) so multiple users can connect at the same time. The bandwidth can be divided to assign a part to city operators with the remaining WiFi offered to the public so people can stay connected.


CCTV CAMERAS

A superior compact CCTV camera with perfect night vision efficiency, high brightness compensation and advanced event detections helps reduce crime and increase public safety.

 
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LOUDSPEAKERS

An integrated sound system can be used for advertisements, public service announcements or to broadcast music or a local radio for specific events or simply for convivial open spaces.


EV CHARGER

As electric vehicles become more affordable, this advanced AC charging station offers an integrated solution for E-Mobility. With more charging points available, mobility will become greener and the air in the city purer.

Information, identity, safety, communication, entertainment, health and mobility in one single column!

No need to multiply the devices each time a need is identified for an environment.

More than 500 visitors were enthralled by this new concept which can dramatically transform landscapes by freeing up space while providing valuable services for the users and operational benefits for the managers.

In addition to the various lighting options which were visible throughout the hall, they were able to experience the efficiency of motion detection sensors in the indoor bicycle path. As the cyclists arrived, the dimmed lighting levels increased to ensure safety and comfort and the light ring changed colour to indicate their presence.

EV chargers for electric cars were available everywhere so that cars could be recharged.

Cameras in the Shuffle columns at the entrances detected the arrival of visitors and broadcasted a welcome message.

Images from the different cameras located in the hall could be viewed in the Schréder control room in real time, highlighting how they can help reinforce security and manage emergency situations.

Visitors could also enjoy music being broadcast from the loudspeakers and had permanent access to the Internet thanks to WiFi from the Shufffle.

"Schréder is dedicated to creating innovative solutions that will help connect people to their social environments (public or private). They reflect our vision and our ambition to be the Partner Beyond Light of our customers. The Shuffle is the ultimate solution available on the market today for transforming public and private spaces into more sustainable, safer and convivial environments that will create engaging and intuitive experiences for citizens. Our participation at New Mobility World gave visitors the opportunity to see that for themselves." explains André Papoular, CEO of the Schréder Group.

Thanks to a smart design, the Shuffle is an affordable, completely energy efficient solution that requires very low maintenance. It takes advantage of a unique energy supply to effectively deploy the various services. By providing multiple requirements in a single column, it minimises the material needed in spaces and lowers the carbon footprint of an installation.

 

ANS SWIMMING POOL

After having initially considered renovating the former swimming pool which had been built 40 years ago, the town of Ans decided to build a completely new building located next to the E40 motorway, one of the most heavily used transport routes in Europe. The new swimming pool consists of an administrative building, a reception area, changing rooms, technical facilities and two pools of 25 x 15 metres and 15 x 15 metres respectively. Its primary purpose is educational, with school children making up most of the visitors during the day. Several aquatic sports clubs also use the facilities in the evening.

The building was designed by the French architect Jean-Michel Ruols in collaboration with Delphine Bodin, the architect for the town of Ans. Functionality, aesthetics and operational costs were the driving factors in the design. The well-being of users and the long life of the facilities were also critical factors in the technical choices, such as the stainless steel pool linings. The absence of joints is a major bonus for maintenance and water-tightness in the long term. Stainless steel also offers hygienic benefits as fewer chlorinated products are used to keep the water clean.

The building was designed to reduce costs in the long term with particular attention paid to energy consumption.

The choice of an LED lighting solution was logical for reducing operating costs and minimising the environmental footprint.

 
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The Schréder 'LED controlled by nature' solution

Benefiting from a large south facing bay window, the building is designed to be bathed in gentle natural light.

Nevertheless, the temperate climate in Belgium and the pool's long opening hours (from 9am to 7pm or 10pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays) means that a significant amount of artificial lighting is required to achieve the average lighting level of 600 lux throughout the 1200 square metres of floor space at all times.

Schréder offered an 'LED controlled by nature' solution consisting of 36 OMNIstar luminaires (144 LEDs), four luminosity sensors and a control system. The control system interprets the data received from the sensors and transforms it into DALI commands to adapt the intensity of the lighting automatically based on the natural ambient light.

Discreetly integrated into the architecture, the lighting solution proposed by Schréder cuts energy consumption by 67% compared with a conventional installation. Based on the energy consumption alone and not taking into account the maintenance gain, Schréder's solution offers an return on investment in less than four years.


Conclusion

After several months of activity, AnSports, the public corporation in charge of operating the swimming pool, is completely satisfied. Although equipped with a manual mode, the lighting system continually operates in automatic mode as it guarantees the required lighting levels and uniformity at all times.

Never overlit - but never underlit either - Ans swimming pool provides a comfortable environment for users while only consuming the energy that is absolutely necessary. As the variations in lighting intensity are subtle and progressive, they are imperceptible. They do not intrude in any way on the activity of the staff and swimmers - who can thus make the most of their leisure activities in a perfectly lit setting.

 

Bahnstadt - Heidelberg

Environmental lighting solution for sustainable urban development campus



When the city of Heidelberg regenerated an abandoned freight area into a high-tech campus called Bahnstadt, they created one of Europe’s largest urban development projects based entirely on sustainable passive housing standards.

Bahnstadt provides 166 hectares of land with optimal conditions for living spaces, science and business including a crèche, cultural facilities, offices, laboratories and commercial units as well as a pioneering mobility infrastructure with 3.5km of bike paths; all designed to meet stringent sustainability criteria.

The entire district is lit by nearly 1,000 Teceo LED luminaires to ensure safety, visibility and comfort. The light has been designed according to the different uses of the spaces, for example, warm white LEDs light the pedestrian areas while neutral white LEDs light the streets. The goal was to avoid shadows and guarantee a feeling of well-being for local residents and visitors to the area.

The luminaires are dimmed to different levels during the night to reduce energy consumption to a minimum while ensuring a secure environment.

The 3.5km long bike path is lit by the energy saving Piano LED luminaires whose efficiency is further improved by the Owlet remote management system. This system provides light only when it is needed. The light is dimmed when the bike path is not being used. As soon as a cyclist or pedestrian arrives, their presence is detected by infra-red sensors providing optimal, needs-based lighting. Once the person is gone, the light is dimmed again from 90% to 30%.

This innovative solution has generated energy and CO2 savings of 75%.

 
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City of Elvas - Portugal

Voltana dramatically reduces energy costs while improving the nocturnal landscape for this popular tourist destination



Elvas is a UNESCO world heritage site and like many cities today, is concerned with reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint while ensuring a safe and appealing nocturnal landscape for its inhabitants and the numerous tourists who visit each year. The local authorities recently renovated a section of Elvas Circular, one of the main entrance roads into the city and took advantage to replace the old fixtures equipped with high-pressure sodium lamps (250W) with Voltana LED luminaires (110W). The new Voltana luminaires are fitted with a dimming system to further reduce energy consumption to 78W during the night when they are few people using the road. Despite this significant reduction in power which has cut energy costs by 73% for the city, the luminaires dramatically improve the quality of the lighting (1.74cd/m² - Emed 23 lux) to increase safety and comfort.

As part of their energy efficiency initiatives, the local authorities also replaced old fixtures equipped with sodium lamps (120W) with the Voltana 2 in 2 primary schools (Boa Fé and Santa Lúzia). The Voltana has cut energy costs and CO2 emissions by 54%.

 
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Lamego light renovation plan

Warm nocturnal ambiance with 70% energy savings



This city in the Douro Valley is an important historic and cultural centre, boasting a very rich architecture with the ruins of a 12th century castle, Renaissance mansions and the monumental baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.

In 2013, the local authorities decided to renovate the lighting in the city centre to enhance the city’s heritage. The new lighting plan had the double objective of improving the quality of life for its residents by creating engaging public spaces where they would want to spend time thus boosting social interaction and local businesses and revitalising tourism.

Conscious of their environmental footprint, the local authorities also wanted energy efficient lighting. Schréder proposed the ideal solution; a lighting scheme with LED luminaires and a remote management system. The Douro LED fitted with the Owlet control system lights the streets and roads while the Ribeira LED was installed in the squares and parks. The Neos LED mounted on columns was chosen to light the 686 steps leading to the magnificent Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. The Douro LED luminaires are dimmed during the night, when there are few people in the centre.

The local authorities and residents are delighted with the results - the new lighting has created a warm and welcoming nocturnal ambiance with a significant 70% reduction in energy costs and CO2 emissions!

 
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Luisenpark Mannheim

Energy efficient solution for green oasis in the city



Luisenpark is a public park that has been enchanting the residents and visitors to the city of Mannheim for the past 40 years with its many attractions including a greenhouse, "gondoletta" boats, Chinese garden and a variety of facilities for children. The park is a popular recreational spot both by day and by night.

As the green oasis of the city, the lighting in the park was replaced in 2014 to adopt a more energy efficient solution that would reduce the ecological footprint - the luminaires in the park were over 40 years old and no longer providing the correct lighting levels.

The Calla LED was chosen to light the park thanks to its low energy consumption (which would enable the park to reduce its CO2 emissions by 95 tonnes per year) and organic design which perfectly blends into the environment.

A total of 228 luminaires equipped with a LuCo-AD controller to dim the lights at night and a motion detection sensor were installed.

From midnight, the light is dimmed to 25% to reduce the energy consumption but if a visitor arrives, the lighting levels immediately rise to 100% to ensure visibility and a sense of safety.

 
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British Sky Broadcasting - London

Wind turbine creates superb landmark while enhancing brand presence



British Sky Broadcasting (BSB) built a wind turbine at their West London office in 2012 which generates 133MGW per year to cover all of the office power needs. The turbine towers is over 50m high and its unique curved column really makes it stand out. It has become one of the key landmarks as you enter London along the M4 corridor. To make a feature of their wind turbine and ensure their brand presence was highlighted after dark, Sky decided to invest in lighting using LEDs to minimise energy consumption and fit with the low carbon energy produced by the wind turbine. “This was a challenging project from start to finish as we had to meet the Civil Aviation Authority’s requirements as it is so close to Heathrow’s airport flight path” explains Chris Allum, Managing Director of Electrical Management Service who worked with Schréder on this project.

“To resolve this we carefully positioned the Neos units close to the turbine’s base to create a uniformed wash of light over the entire structure. This et-up meant the units were hidden from view and would not produce any glare as aircrafts descend. By ensuring a uniform lighting distribution it also removed any potential ‘hot spots’ on the turbine, which could be confusing to an approaching aircraft.”

In total, 16 Neos LED floodlights are installed around the turbine with 3 units mounted internally.

When Steve Holford, Head of Engineering and Energy ay BSB commented that “Renewable power has never looked so sexy”, it was clear that the Neos LED floodlights had done a good job.

 
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Echallens' public lighting replacement scheme

Improved safety and visibility with 40% energy savings



The local authorities of Echallens, just outside Lausanne in Switzerland, launched a lighting replacement scheme after an audit in 2010 revealed that 75% of the luminaires (mostly fitted with mercury lamps) needed to be replaced in the near future. They decided to upgrade their entire lighting scheme to more energy efficient LED luminaires and replaced all of the luminaires in 2014.

The main roads are lit by the Ampera Midi (64 LEDs) installed at a height of 8m while residential streets are lit by the Ampera Midi (32 LEDs). These modern LED luminaires diffuse a brighter white light for improved visibility and safety.

The Calla LED was chosen to light one of the main squares featuring a child’s playground thanks to its high visual comfort and distinctive design which enhances the landscape. The Fito LED bollard was chosen to light one residential area. 

The local authorities are delighted with the results as they have dramatically improved the lighting levels while reducing the town’s carbon footprint and energy costs by 40%.
 
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Henkel plant - Krusevac, Serbia

Complete lighting solution to ensure optimal conditions for all employees and visitor



The international Henkel Group entrusted Schréder with providing a complete lighting solution for its new powder and liquid detergent plant in Krusevac, Serbia. The objective was to provide an optimal working environment with high-quality lighting for the employees with low energy costs and maintenance requirements.

The performing  FR LED was chosen to light the industrial hall thanks to its excellent light distribution, long life span and excellent cost-effectiveness. Its high-quality, uniform light creates a sense of well-being and contributes to high productivity. The Neos LED lights the entrance to the storage areas providing excellent visibility while the Citea LED lights the access roads and car parks.  Henkel is delighted with the lighting scheme which contributes to creating a good working environment for the staff with low energy and maintenance costs while reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

 
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Leica headquarters - Wetzlar

Design and performance to reinforce brand identity and create harmonious ambiance



In 2014, Leica Camera moved into their new headquarters in Wetzlar with a state-of-the-art manufacturing and administrative complex. A substantial section of the building is accessible to visitors and customers to discover the Leica products. The management wanted an outdoor lighting solution that would enhance the grounds and the modern architecture of the building while reflecting the high-performance and elegance of their brand.

The ModulLum with its pure aesthetic design, photometric flexibility and long life span was the ideal tool. In total 21 ModulLum Maxi were installed, blending in perfectly with the surrounding buildings and gardens. Their discreet integration successfully preserves a sense of space while guiding people in comfort and safety.
 
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Palacio de las Cortes - Madrid

Enhancing heritage and creating a strong identity with energy savings of over 75%!



As part of an initiative of the IBERDROLA foundation to support art and culture by preserving local heritage, the prestigious Palacio de las Cortes benefits from a new lighting scheme since December 2014. Built in 1843 as the seat of the Cortes, the Spanish parliament, this monumental building is considered to be one of the finest examples of late neoclassical architecture and is photographed by the many tourists that pass by each day.

Schréder, in collaboration with the architects, José Sánchez Álvarez and Carlos Salas Gutierrez delivered an illumination, exclusively with LEDs, that highlights the beauty of the magnificent architecture and creates a strong identity to convey its importance for the Spanish population.

Discreet and very compact, a total of 39 floodlights were installed. They harmoniously integrate the façade and provide a gentle and precise white light to accentuate the architectural details while creating a harmonious atmosphere with the surrounding buildings. They use a mixture of warm and cold white light to distinguish the individual features: the portico, the six Corinthian columns and the triangular pediment. A total of 18 SCULPline were installed at the base of the pediment bring to life at night the symbolic statues that represent justice, courage, fortitude, harmony, science, arts, rivers, trade, agriculture, abundance and peace.

The SCULPdot focuses light on the Corinthian columns and bronze lions to highlight the architectural splendor and reinforce the strong identity of this edifice.

The floodlights offer a very long life and consume very little energy, providing energy savings of over 75% for the city compared to traditional fixtures.

 
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BAHNSTADT - HEIDELBERG

Environmental lighting solution for sustainable urban development campus



When the city of Heidelberg regenerated an abandoned freight area into a high-tech campus called Bahnstadt, they created one of Europe’s largest urban development projects based entirely on sustainable passive housing standards.

Bahnstadt provides 166 hectares of land with optimal conditions for living spaces, science and business including a crèche, cultural facilities, offices, laboratories and commercial units as well as a pioneering mobility infrastructure with 3.5km of bike paths; all designed to meet stringent sustainability criteria.

The entire district is lit by nearly 1,000 Teceo LED luminaires to ensure safety, visibility and comfort. The light has been designed according to the different uses of the spaces, for example, warm white LEDs light the pedestrian areas while neutral white LEDs light the streets. The goal was to avoid shadows and guarantee a feeling of well-being for local residents and visitors to the area. The luminaires are dimmed to different levels during the night to reduce energy consumption to a minimum while ensuring a secure environment.

The 3.5km long bike path is lit by the energy saving Piano LED luminaires whose efficiency is further improved by the Owlet remote management system. This system provides light only when it is needed. The light is dimmed when the bike path is not being used. As soon as a cyclist or pedestrian arrives, their presence is detected by infra-red sensors providing optimal, needs-based lighting. Once the person is gone, the light is dimmed again from 90% to 30%. This innovative solution has generated energy and CO2 savings of 75%.

 
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CITY OF ELVAS - PORTUGAL

Voltana dramatically reduces energy costs while improving the nocturnal landscape for this popular tourist destination



Elvas is a UNESCO world heritage site and like many cities today, is concerned with reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint while ensuring a safe and appealing nocturnal landscape for its inhabitants and the numerous tourists who visit each year. The local authorities recently renovated a section of Elvas Circular, one of the main entrance roads into the city and took advantage to replace the old fixtures equipped with high-pressure sodium lamps (250W) with Voltana LED luminaires (110W). The new Voltana luminaires are fitted with a dimming system to further reduce energy consumption to 78W during the night when they are few people using the road. Despite this significant reduction in power which has cut energy costs by 73% for the city, the luminaires dramatically improve the quality of the lighting ( 1.74cd/m² - Emed 23 lux) to increase safety and comfort.

As part of their energy efficiency initiatives, the local authorities also replaced old fixtures equipped with sodium lamps (120W) with the Voltana 2 in 2 primary schools (Boa Fé and Santa Lúzia). The Voltana has cut energy costs and CO2 emissions by 54%.

 
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INTELLIGENT LIGHTING FOR PETROL STATION IN ORON-LA-VILLE

Percepto provides a comfortable and appealing environment with significant energy saving



During renovation works in 2014, the owner of this busy petrol station in the town of Oron-la-Ville decided to replace the luminaires to improve comfort for customers and staff as well as reduce energy costs.

The old fixtures fitted with metal halide lamps (250W) were replaced by Percepto LED luminaires (105W) equipped with a dimming system and motion detection sensor. By simply changing the luminaires, energy savings of nearly 60% would have been achieved. The owner decided however to dim the luminaires by 50% after midnight due to the low number of visitors. Eager to reassure customers during this period, a motion detection system ensures that the lighting levels go back up to 100% as soon a car arrives to guarantee perfect visibility and a feeling of safety.

The owner is delighted with this lighting solution which has significantly reduced energy and maintenance costs while creating an appealing and comfortable atmosphere for customers.

 
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL ARENA

Superior light performance and significant energy savings



Texas A&M University is the largest public university in Texas and one of the 5th largest in the United States. Basketball is one of the most popular sports amongst the students at this university and it boasts a 12,989-capacity arena where the Aggies (the university team) play their matches.

The arena was lit by metal halide lamps that needed to be replaced. Schréder presented the university with a technical study that illustrated the benefits of an Akila LED lighting solution compared with a typical HID luminaire to light this popular venue.

The Akila offers a much longer lifetime, provides instant switch on/off, a higher colour rendering index and dimming possibilities with a 56% reduction in energy consumption! An offer that the University found hard to refuse.

A total of 122 Akila luminaires now light the arena, enhancing the experience for both the players and the spectators.

 
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TZANEEN - SOUTH AFRICA

Performance and efficiency to perfectly meet the required lighting levels while reducing energy consumption



Tzaneen is a large 'tropical garden town', known for its fruit and vegetable farming in South Africa. Faced with rising energy costs, the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the Greater Tzaneen Municipality decided to replace the existing floodlights on their high masts with more energy efficient ones. Six luminaires, each fitted with 1kW high-pressure sodium lamps, were mounted per 40m mast. The challenge was to meet the current lighting levels with the existing mast spacing while reducing energy consumption.

Several manufacturers proposed and supplied sample luminaires so that the authorities could test the fittings as there are no existing standard or recommendation for high mast lighting in townships.

Schréder proposed 6 OMNIstar LED floodlights (470W) per mast, reducing the power consumption from 6.45kW to 2.82kW - an energy saving of 3.63kW per mast. Theses energy savings combined with the reduction in maintenance costs led the Greater Tzaneen Municipality to choice the OMNIstar.

The communities in the relevant areas were also involved in the decision making and found the OMNIstar to be the most efficient, and appreciated the white light of the LEDs. A total of 60 OMNIstar LED floodlights were supplied to complete the project.

 
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BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING - LONDON

Wind turbine creates superb landmark while enhancing brand presence



British Sky Broadcasting (BSB) built a wind turbine at their West London office in 2012 which generates 133MGW per year to cover all of the office power needs. The turbine towers is over 50m high and its unique curved column really makes it stand out. It has become one of the key landmarks as you enter London along the M4 corridor. To make a feature of their wind turbine and ensure their brand presence was highlighted after dark, Sky decided to invest in lighting using LEDs to minimise energy consumption and fit with the low carbon energy produced by the wind turbine. “This was a challenging project from start to finish as we had to meet the Civil Aviation Authority’s requirements as it is so close to Heathrow’s airport flight path” explains Chris Allum, Managing Director of Electrical Management Service who worked with Schréder on this project.

“To resolve this we carefully positioned the Neos units close to the turbine’s base to create a uniformed wash of light over the entire structure. This et-up meant the units were hidden from view and would not produce any glare as aircrafts descend. By ensuring a uniform lighting distribution it also removed any potential ‘hot spots’ on the turbine, which could be confusing to an approaching aircraft.”

In total, 16 Neos LED floodlights are installed around the turbine with 3 units mounted internally. When Steve Holford, Head of Engineering and Energy ay BSB commented that “Renewable power has never looked so sexy”, it was clear that the Neos LED floodlights had done a good job.

 
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CORVIN GATE - BUDAPEST

Futuristic lighting for the heart of Budapest!



Schréder developed the Corvin Gate Public Light, a futuristic “lamp” for public lighting in collaboration with two Hungarian designers, Barbara Szöllõssy and Zsolt Pyka of Urban Landscape Group. This lighting feature was designed as part of the “Cultural Crossroads in Public Places” programme to renovate a small street off one of the city’s main avenues (Ferenc Boulevard) that is home to a cinema and a shopping centre. The goal was to create an identity for this area and attract customers.

The ultra-modern luminaire consists of two asymmetric feet and a beam positioned 4.8 metres high, stretching out over 35 metres. This scale and structure makes the gate an architectural curiosity. The central piece consists of 35 Astral LED luminaires incorporating 2,380 LEDs that light the square, replacing the outdated conventional luminaires. LEDs were chosen for their low power consumption and long-life. A special filter in the luminaires, provides an extraordinary visual effect with the two vertical LED walls embedded in the supporting legs. An eye catching logo was cut into the steel to reinforce identity. The frame of the luminaire is made of Corten steel which was chosen for its warm rusty aspect which contrasts with the state-of-the-art technology to create an exceptional symbiosis for this original structure. Such a striking feature certainly set high standards for the “Cultural Crossroads in Public Places” renovation programme!

 
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HAREN PUBLIC TRANSPORT DEPOT - BRUSSELS

Low energy solution provides maximum safety for drivers in this tightly packed large area



The Brussels Municipal Transport Authority (STIB) transports over half a million people every day through its metro, bus and tram lines. A significant increase in passengers inrecent years and the growing challenges related to mobility led the STIB to invest in new means of transport offering more capacity. The STIB invested in new generation trams and built a new depot in Haren to house them.

Due to the little space between the parked trams, the objective was to create a perfectly lit depot to guarantee maximum safety for the drivers when boarding and leaving the trams.

A total of 184 Neos LED 2 LensoFlex®2 luminaires were installed underneath the gantries, providing excellent uniformity while 329 Neos 1 LED floodlights with a narrow distribution optimise the uniformity and enabled the spacing between the luminaires to be increased. This new lighting scheme offers perfect visibility for optimum safety for the staff. Furthermore, this low-energy, low-maintenance installation in this secure depot, which is lit day and night, has a payback time of less than five years.

 
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HENKEL PLANT - KRUSEVAC, SERBIA

Complete lighting solution to ensure optimal conditions for all employees and visitors



The international Henkel Group entrusted Schréder with providing a complete lighting solution for its new powder and liquid detergent plant in Krusevac, Serbia. The objective was to provide an optimal working environment with high-quality lighting for the employees with low energy costs and maintenance requirements.

The performing FR LED was chosen to light the industrial hall thanks to its excellent light distribution, long life span and excellent cost-effectiveness. Its high-quality, uniform light creates a sense of well-being and contributes to high productivity. The Neos LED lights the entrance to the storage areas providing excellent visibility while the Citea LED lights the access roads and carparks.

Henkel is delighted with the lighting scheme which contributes to creating a good working environment for the staff with low energy and maintenance costs while reducing the Company’s carbon footprint.

 
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WAVRE TOWN CENTRE

Energy efficient lighting solution brings a new lease of life



With energy savings a key priority, the local authorities of Wavre in Belgium chose the Valentino LED to breathe new life into the pedestrian area of the town centre. The lighting with low-pressure sodium lamps was no longer providing the necessary levels and the local authorities wanted to provide a safe and convivial environment to attract more people into the town and boost trade. Other improvements including new pavements were made in the area to give it an overall facelift.

With its elegant design, the Valentino LED perfectly integrates the environment, bringing a touch of charm to the daytime appearance and creating a welcoming atmosphere at night.

Equipped with latest in LED technology and a dimming system, the luminaires significantly minimise power consumption, generating substantial energy savings for the town. The luminaires are dimmed to 80% in the evening to save energy andalso contribute to the cosy ambiance that the restaurateurs wanted to create on their terraces. During the night, they are dimmed to 60%.

The local authorities are pleased with the new lighting which has enabled them to reduce energy costs while creating a new look and feel for the town centre. Local businesses and the inhabitants are also delighted to rediscover the charm of their home town.

MODULLUM LED CREATES WARM NOCTURNAL AMBIANCE FOR ALCÁCER DO SAL RIVERFRONT WITH SIGNIFICANT ENERGY SAVINGS OF 80%



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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SABADELL, SMART CITY REDUCES ITS ENERGY CONSUMPTION WITH INNOVATIVE LIGHTNING SOLUTION



“Despite unfavourable economic conditions, we can continue to take important actions that transform and modernise public spaces. You only need to find the appropriate technologies and procedures, relying on a combination of efficiency, improving the quality of public spaces and concern for the environment. Efficiency is an element that the crisis has forced us to incorporate, and the new lighting system perfectly satisfies this criteria”.
~ 'Joan Carles Sánchez - Mayor of Sabadell '

The city of Sabadell, outside Barcelona, has always pursued economic growth and social progress with innovation. With its “Sabadell, Smart City” strategy, the local authorities aim to transform urban management and be environmentally and economically exemplary by taking advantage of innovative technological developments. The city was a finalist in the 2013 Smart City Award with its forward thinking initiatives.

As part of this strategy, the city of Sabadell chose Schréder to replace more than 7,500 luminaires with LED fixtures, which currently represent 29% of the overall public lighting scheme. The LED luminaires are equipped with control systems to improve the quality of lighting in the public space while cutting energy and maintenance costs and reducing CO2 emissions.

“LED lighting represents very substantial savings and has enabled us to cut 30% on our overall bill for outdoor lighting. It provides the correct lighting levels with better visibility at night and optimal colour rendition to show the real colours of the city” explains Cristian Sánchez, Councillor for Public Spaces and Delegate of the "Sabadell, Smart City” programme. “It also has a strong environmental impact with more than 800 tonnes of reduced CO2 emissions, which is the equivalent to taking 545 cars or 108 trucks off the road per year."

The city broke new ground by using ESE - an ESCO (Energy Services Company) to finance the lighting. The technical team of the city council then tested a series of luminaires in an independent laboratory to ensure that the new lighting scheme would provide the right light levels with high performance in terms of energy savings, lifetime, reliability and photometrical performance. The council was particularly attentive to luminaires that would also eliminate uplight, so reducing the city’s light pollution. The Schréder LED luminaires amply met all the technical requirements, providing the best photometrical results with minimum power consumption.

The Teceo, with its superior performance, was chosen to light the main avenues and streets while the Kio LED lights the parks, squares and pedestrian areas, providing safe and welcoming environments with high visual comfort. The Neos LED provides a bright white LED to guide drivers safely through the city’s tunnels. All of the luminaires are equipped with a control system to optimise energy consumption throughout the night.

The council is delighted with the results of this new lighting scheme and is already looking to implement the second phase of this project. As Joan Carles Sánchez, Mayor of Sabadell explains “The new LED lighting is part of the municipal programme “Sabadell, Smart City”, which promotes innovation in the city. Innovation to build a more efficient, environmentally friendly city with a better quality of life for the citizens of Sabadell.”

 
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THE TECEO LIGHTS STRIJP-S, AN URBAN LABORATORY FOR PUBLIC LIGHTING OF THE FUTURE



Strijp-S is a former industrial site that has been converted into a modern day campus by the City of Eindhoven. This 66 acre complex combines residential, working, leisure and cultural facilities with the vocation of being a creative breeding ground for innovative people.

Through the Light-S programme, the city of Eindhoven is applying the latest innovations in lighting and communication to implement sustainable smart lighting systems that create optimal experiences for the general public. The street lighting in Strijp-S is not only functional - to improve safety and visibility - but also aesthetic and interactive to reflect the living nature of the public space.

With sustainability, colour and interactivity as essential criteria for Light-S, the managers of this programme opted for LED technology. LED luminaires can vary in intensity, colour and brightness, ideal for innovative and intelligent light solutions and particularly when a focus on sustainability demands a reduction in the use of energy and light pollution.

The Teceo by Schréder was the ideal tool for this project thanks to its high performance which provides maximised savings in energy and maintenance costs. Each Teceo luminaire can be controlled individually and is custom fitted with RGB, warm white and cool white LEDs. The colours are mixed to create different ambiances. For example, blue and green LEDs are blended in with the white to provide the residents with a bright light for an energetic vibe in the mornings while warmer colours are mixed with the white in the evening to enhance sunset. They can also be dynamically mixed for more festive occasions; when the Italian food van pays its weekly visit to the site, the Teceo luminaires can be lit in different colours to create a Mediterranean atmosphere.

They can even be adapted to the weather, for example, flashing red to warn residents of approaching storms. The system is connected to the fiber optic infrastructure and centrally controlled. It is connected to a local weather station to react on local conditions. They can also be remotely adjusted using wireless technology. By simply downloading an app on their smartphone, residents will be able to change the colours for a couple of hours each night. People sitting on restaurant terraces will be able to adjust the luminaires around the restaurants to provide a particular ambiance for that area.

 
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SULTAN ABDUL HALIM MUADZAM SHAH BRIDGE

(PENANG SECOND BRIDGE)



The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge is a High Impact Project (HIP) launched under the Ninth Malaysia Plan and it is seen as a key catalyst in the socio-economic development of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) of Malaysia. The project was delivered by a Concession Company formed by the Government of Malaysia, Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB).

The 24km long expressway comprises of 19km Marine Bridge inclusive of the 475m cable stayed bridge, 7km of land expressway, 3 interchanges and the Integrated Toll System. The Overall cost of the bridge is estimated at RM 4.5 billion.

The bridge is a dual carriageway toll bridge which connects Batu Kawan on the mainland and Batu Maung on Penang Island. This is the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after the first Penang Bridge (which incidently was also lit by Schreder using Onyx33 and RT4 fixtures). The total length of the bridge is 24km , making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Construction started in November, 2008 and officially opened to traffic on 1st March, 2014.

The types of fittings installed on the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge are :-

  • Road and Motorcycle Lane - 1719pcs Onyx33 street lantern on 12m poles
  • Toll Plaza and Interchange - 82pcs RT3 soffit fixtures and 1028pcs RT4 floodlights on 30m highmast
  • Motorcycle Lane - 58pcs Ambar 22 street lantern on 6m poles
  • Administration Building Compound - 103pcs Teceo LEDs on 8m poles

For more information, kindly contact Mr Bryan Lee .

 
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Schréder, partner for lighting the 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Brazil

Mineirão Stadium



An expert in lighting sporting venues, Schréder delivered full scope solutions for several stadia including Mineirão Stadium, Maracanã Arena, Estádio Nacional and Arena das Dunes.

The second largest football stadium in Brazil, Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte was renovated in 2013 to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. The architectural office BCMF Arquitetos re-designed the stadium to feature:
  • 64,000 seats and 2,100 VIP seats
  • 2,569 parking spaces
  • A tribune for 3,000 journalists and 390 commentators
  • Solar energy panels
 
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Schréder worked with the lighting design office Arquitetura e Luz to provide a complete and sustainable lighting solution for the entire stadium, from the football pitch to the esplanade, from the helipad to the car park.

The lighting meets the important needs of the players whilst minimising light pollution and glare for spectators. It also satisfies the strictest criteria defined for high definition television broadcasting to avoid flickering and capture sharp and vivid images for viewers at home.

Schréder also illuminated the façade with a dynamic RGB LED solution and all monuments on the grounds.

Schréder, partner for lighting the 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Brazil

Maracanã Arena



The façade of the restored host stadium Estádio Nacional in Brasilia has been illuminated by Schréder to emphasise the energetic mood and create a striking night-time feature. Several monuments in the stadium have also been illuminated to further enhance this nocturnal ambiance.

Arena das Dunes in Natal is a new stadium designed by leading sports architect, Christopher Lee of Populous. Schréder lit all the areas surrounding the stadium as well as the BR-101 motorway leading to it and the nearby Natal beach with LED luminaires to guarantee secure environments for the many visitors whilst reducing energy costs.

In addition, Schréder supplied LED luminaires to illuminate several bridges which have been built to ease journeys for both athletes and visitors travelling from the airports and sporting venues. It was important that these bridges create a visual impact with a low energy solution.

Schréder is delighted to have provided sustainable lighting solutions for this prestigious event and to play such a vital role in providing safe yet festive landscapes for a succesful competition.

 
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A54 BUS ROUTE

NIMES



As part of its Urban Transport Scheme, the city of Nîmes and the Nîmes Metropole are limiting traffic in the city centre by developing environmentally friendly and economical public transport services so that residents will change their travel routines. A key project of this strategy was a new bus service from the city centre to the A54 motorway. In collaboration with lighting designers from Côté Lumière, the different landscapes (new and existing) along this route were carefully analysed and a lighting plan was drawn up to provide a coherent and contrasting lighting solution with safety and comfort. Pedestrian areas are lit by a warm light for a welcoming ambiance while the roads are lit by a colder white light and luminaires at different heights.

More than 350 Inoa luminaires were installed to light pedestrian areas such as the bus stops while almost 200 Wave luminaires, specifically designed for this project, light the main roads. The new luminaires dramatically reduce the energy consumption compared to the old ones, from 150W to 64W and can be equipped with a remote management system in the future to reduce energy costs further.

With more than 7,000 passengers daily, the new bus service has well and truly changed the lives of the residents.
 
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Ans Transformation Plan

Sustainable solution provides safety and well-being for residential area



As part of a regeneration programme to improve the quality of life for residents, the town of Ans, near Liège in Belgium, converted some of its lighting installations to LED technology. The local authorities wanted luminaires with a modern design and the latest technology to reduce energy costs.

The Bora was chosen to light the paths leading to the Ravel network of riverside paths which are very popular with walkers and cyclists. 

Residents are delighted with these new improvements.

The Inoa LED was chosen to light the renovated roads as well as the new playground and car parks. The local authorities were impressed by the high performance of these LED luminaires which provide excellent uniformity levels, a bright white light for an improved sense of safety and well-being for all the pedestrians and motorists as well as dimming possibilities. Indeed, the luminaires are dimmed by 60% from midnight to 5am to reduce costs further. Moreover, the aesthetic design of the Inoa LED perfectly integrates this environment, adding a touch of elegance.
 
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Barrio Cívico

Santiago



Barrio Cívico is the heart of Santiago’s administrative centre. This historically charged area is home to La Moneda, Chile’s presidential office and is surrounded by all the other Ministries which were built with typical Chilean architecture. In 2013, the President Sebastian Piñera wanted to celebrate Chile’s 200 years of independence by renovating this emblematic area. Lighting was an essential element of this project to provide a sense of security and well-being for the many tourists, commuters and visitors who pass through every day.

The lighting designer, Maite Zubicoa, was appointed to create a lighting concept while Schreder was asked to provide its expertise and technical support. Together, we worked in close collaboration to achieve the desired ambiance which was approved by the Ministry of Public Works.

The ModulLum was installed on the esplanade to guide people in comfort and safety. Its discreet integration successfully preserves a sense of space without drawing attention from the attractions.

The Piano luminaire lights Alameda, Santiago’s main avenue as well as the other surrounding roads and pavements. They provide a bright white light for excellent visibility in this popular destination.

Schréder is proud to have contributed to transforming this prestigious area of the city’s capital.
 
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Herstal Renovation Plan Herstal Renovation



The town of Herstal, north of Liège, launched an important urban renovation plan to create more convivial and aesthetic public spaces, where people could walk, meet and talk by day as by night. The regeneration of the town’s main square with an efficient lighting solution was a key element in the success of this plan. The local authorities wanted a modern solution that would create a sense of safety and well-being with reduce energy and maintenance costs.

The Perla with its modern and elegant design was perfect for enhancing the landscape - it provides a bright white light for excellent colour rendering while a ring of blue ring of LEDs creates a distinct ambiance. Equipped with LEDs, the Perla will also help the town with its goal of saving energy and cutting maintenance costs.

To structure the space at night, cool white LEDs were installed in the Perla luminaires lighting the roads for excellent visual comfort while warm white LEDs were chosen for the luminaires that would light the pedestrian areas.
 
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Ilijaš Town Centre



As part of a regeneration plan to revive the town centre, the local authorities of Ilijaš have introduced a series of measures to reduce traffic and create pleasant areas for pedestrians. The street, Ilijaške Brigade, has been transformed into a pedestrian zone, with the goal of creating a dedicated public space for cultural and social activities in the town.

Lighting is, of course, a critical element for the success of such a project as people need to feel safe. From the project outset, it was established that the lighting for this zone needed to provide a welcoming ambiance with a sustainable solution that would require little maintenance.

In response, Schréder proposed an LED solution, the HapiLED. By day, this refined luminaire create a visual rhythm without overwhelming the landscape. By night, they provide a high quality white light to enhance the perceived sense of safety for users and make the urban space feel distinctly comfortable and inviting. In total, 35 HapiLEDs contribute to transforming this town centre. 
 
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Intercambiador de l'Avendia de las Américas

Cuenca



The Intercambiador de l'Avenida de las Américas underpass in Cuenca was built to ease traffic congestion in this busy city, the third largest in Ecuador. More than 90,000 vehicles pass through this tunnel every day so the local authorities wanted a long lasting solution that would guarantee safety and comfort for all users. They chose the GL2 Compact. This robust luminaire equipped with LEDs provides a superior photometric efficiency with a bright white light for excellent visibility with low energy consumption and a long life.

A total of 36 GL2 Compact luminaires light this 65m wide tunnel while 16 Teceo luminaires were installed to light the access roads leading to the tunnel. This is the first 100% LED lighting solution in the city and users are delighted with the excellent visibility.
 
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Mineirao Stadium

Belo Horizonte



The second largest football stadium in Brazil, Mineirão Stadium was recently renovated to host the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. The architectural office BCMF Arquitetos re-designed the stadium to feature:

- 64,000 seats
- 2,100 VIP seats spread over 80 areas of 10.765m²
- 2,569 parking spaces
- a tribune for 3,000 journalists and 390 commentators
- solar energy panels to generate electricity.

Schréder worked in collaboration with the lighting designer Sonia Mendes from Arquitetura e Luz to provide a complete lighting solution for the entire stadium, from the football pitch to the esplanade, from the helipad to the car park. Schréder also provided all the illumination solutions. The columns of the façade are lit by over 300 Focal and 400 BaroLED floodlights while the Terra lights the monuments. The stadium is now ready to safely welcome spectactors and players for successful competitions.
 
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Ostend Harbour

The ferry boat in Ostend is a popular public transport service, used on a daily basis by local school children, commuters and tourists. It can transport up to 50 people and 20 bikes. This boat service aims to be a sustainable mode of transport and uses low sulphur diesel while the boat is heated by recovered heat from the engines.

New pontoons were recently installed on each side of the harbour to facilitate access to the boats, especially for people in wheel chairs. The local authorities wanted to light these pontoons with a sustainable solution that would not hinder access.

The SIXTYline ideal as it perfectly integrates the safety barrier and provides a low energy solution with high photometric performance and a long life span. In addition, its high IP 67 tightness level offers great protection against the harsh coastal climate and offers a virtually maintenance free solution.

With a discreet integration and real visual comfort, the SIXTYline has contributed to creating a safe and pleasant environment at night while marking the way without obtrusive lighting.

 
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The Promenade

Mostar



As one of the energy efficiency projects implemented by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG-F) Programme for Environment and Climate Change, the Šetnica (Promenade) in Mostar has been transformed into a vibrant street and a meeting point for local residents.

  Thanks to this programme which aims to provide environmental services with significant energy savings, the luminaires with high-pressure sodium lamps (which were no longer providing the necessary lighting levels) have been replaced by the modern and energy efficient Calla LED.

A total of 30 Calla LED luminaires, fitted with 28 LEDs, have been installed at a height of 3.5m. The correct lighting levels, stylish design and white light provided by these luminaires have dramatically improved the feeling of safety, visual comfort and ambiance for this popular street.

In addition, they have cut energy costs and CO2 emissions by 41% per year.

Mostar now benefits from the most contemporary, sustainable and aesthetic LED lighting scheme in the country.
 
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Energy efficient LED lighting solution improves security and well-being for passengers in

Brussels Metro Station



As part of the city of Brussel’s mobility plan, Aumale metro station in Brussels and its surrounding areas have been renovated to improve the customer experience by increasing accessibility, improving safety and enhancing facilities for all passengers. 

Two new lifts providing access to the ground level for passengers with reduced mobility have been installed while a new 100% LED scheme lighting has transformed the entire metro station. 

The old lighting system, which had been installed in 1982, was no longer providing the required lighting levels (200 lux), resulting in areas of the station being badly lit with a high feeling of insecurity.

Schréder proposed a high efficiency lighting upgrade with the Astral LED which has increased the lighting levels from 150 to 300 lux while reducing the energy consumption by 50% (from 28kWh to 14kWh per luminaire) and CO2 emissions by nearly 20 tonnes per year.

The luminaires are fitted with a dimming system that reduces the lighting levels to 70 lux when the station is not being used, increasing the energy savings further. The LED lighting scheme has also dramatically cut maintenance costs as the lamps for the old luminaires had to be replaced every 2 years.

The Astral LED also integrates the station’s loudspeaker system and surveillance cameras, offering a more practical solution and aesthetically appealing environment. An added benefit of the improved light quality is that the security cameras are able to pick up better images, reinforcing the perception of safety.
 
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Passengers are delighted as they have a more welcoming and convivial space while waiting for the metro and can move around with great comfort.

As part of this initiative, the areas surrounding the metro station, Vander Bruggen Square and the esplanade of Avenue de l’Eternité, were also refurbished to improve accessibility and create more secure and engaging urban spaces.

The configuration of Vander Bruggen Square has been changed from a 5 point layout which created dangerous situations for both pedestrians and vehicles to provide a continuous pedestrian pathway to the metro entrance.

Trees have been planted and street furniture was installed. Schréder in collaboration with the designer Lucile Soufflet, provided the new chairs which not only provide functional seating but create a unique visual identity for the area with their quirky design.

With this original conception, Lucile Soufflet wanted to create a playful atmosphere which would also make people think about how we meet, how we share, how we are different and yet how we live together. Every seat is identical but distinct at the same time.

A total of 54 chairs with different sizes, some scattered randomly, others attached in a row, brighten up this landscape, offering relaxation for weary travellers and local residents.

At the inauguration on 11th February, the Minister for Mobility, Brigitte Grouwels explained “The objective of these works was to improve mobility for pedestrians and people with reduced mobility. Aumale Station is now accessible for all. The neighbouring square has also become a real urban area dedicated to the local residents."

Schréder is delighted to have contributed to the success of transforming this metro station, the first in Belgium to be lit completely by LEDs, into a transportation hub with a strong sense of safety and well-being within a very short and challenging time frame.

Grand Place

City of Brussels



The City of Brussels wished to promote its international role and its identity as the capital city by enhancing the magnificent architecture of the Grand Place which is an UNESCO world heritage site.

In 2007, they drew up a lighting plan in collaboration with Beliris to create a lively nocturnal ambiance by emphasising the façades on the square.

From the offset of the project, the city wanted a modern and flexible illumination system that would consume little energy and reduce maintenance operations.

This new lighting scheme, exclusively with LEDs, provides a gentle and precise white light to accentuate the architectural details of all the buildings and the intricate texture of the City Hall, while creating a homogenous light for the entire square.

During special events, a dynamic RGBW programme can create unlimited lighting effects. The technological solution provided by Schréder means that, without any additional equipment, the intensity and colour of each luminaire can be adapted independently thanks to a central control system (located in the City Hall).

In total, 1,650 individually managed Schréder LED floodlights have been installed on Grand Place.

This LED solution has also dramatically reduced energy savings by more than 80%! The energy used to illuminate the 27 buildings today is less than what was used to light 2 buildings previously with traditional light sources.

Freddy Thielemans, Mayor of the City of Brussels, explains “This new modern, efficient and economical lighting solution alllows us to enhance our UNESCO heritage at night, which is a real added-value for all of our visitors”.

In addition to the light, Beliris has also installed a new sound system for Grand Place. Thanks to an ingenious camouflage system, the loudspeakers installed on the roof are not visible from the square.

This meticulous and complex project which was inaugurated in November, was successfully conceived by the lighting design teams of Patrick Rimoux and Isabelle Corten and implemented by Fabricom for the light and Inytium for the sound.

The Schréder teams are very proud and happy to have contributed to this lighting scheme by proposing a global solution to the city.
 
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Schréder provides India’s first intelligent street lighting scheme for

Cyber Park in Kozhikode



The Cyberpark in Kozhikode is an Information Technology Business Park that aims to promote and develop upcoming IT businesses in the Kerala region of India. Eager to help businesses with cutting edge technology, the developers have implemented the latest technologies to build this green campus, including the lighting.

 
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The streets of the campus are lit by Schréder’s Teceo LED luminaires fitted with the Owlet remote management system which enables each luminaire to be monitored, controlled, metered and managed from anywhere in the world. A LuCo controller is installed in each luminaire while the SeCo segment controller manages all the LEDs in the luminaires via the ZigBee open communication protocol.

Any of the Teceo luminaires can be switched on or off or dimmed at any moment. They can send reports via e-mail or mobile telephones detailing their performance the previous night.

Apart from the monitoring and controlling aspects, Tom Mathew, the Electrical Project Engineer with Kozhikode Cyberpark, explained “The system enables you to save a large amount of energy through the effective utilisation of a dimming mechanism to reduce the consumption of power. At Cyberpark, we have set the output to 60 per cent on Sundays, while on working days, the pattern is 100 per cent output from 6.30 pm to 10 pm and 60 per cent from 10 pm to 6 am.”

This is the first intelligent lighting system in India and Schréder is delighted to have supplied it.

Lyon Light Festival



The Lyon Light Festival attracts thousands of visitors per year as lighting professionals and tourists from all over the world visit the city to discover an enchanting ambiance.

For 4 days, the city sparkles and shines under the lights of the artistic installations created for the occasion. The ideal opportunity for the city to inaugurate new installations, to test new technologies and to simply create lighting animations for the pleasure of its residents and visitors. 

Every year, Schréder encourages this discovery of light by supporting an artistic installation. This year, we sponsored Street Score, a playful sound and light installation by Sound and Light ACT. This young team composed of Sophie Valle (architect), Susheela Sankaram (lighting designer at Arup) and Léonard Roussel (sound designer), overlapped light, sound and materials to create an immersive and entertaining ambiance that transforms the public space.

Schréder supported this installation by lending help, expertise and time as well as providing the SCULPline, a compact linear LED floodlight that integrates DMX technology, instant switching and on-site photometric flexibility. Part of the new SCULPcollection family, this floodlight will be available early next year.
 
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SARAJEVO - ILIJAS



As part of a regeneration plan to revive the town centre, the local authorities of Ilijaš have introduced a series of measures to reduce traffic and create pleasant areas for pedestrians. The street, Ilijaške Brigade, has been transformed into a pedestrian zone, with the goal of creating a dedicated public space for cultural and social activities in the town.

Lighting is, of course, a critical element for the success of such a project as people need to feel safe.

From the project outset, it was established that the lighting for this zone needed to provide a welcoming ambiance with a sustainable solution that would require little maintenance.

In response, Schréder proposed an LED solution, the HapiLED. By day, this refined luminaire create a visual rhythm without overwhelming the landscape. By night, they provide a high quality white light to enhance the perceived sense of safety for users and make the urban space feel distinctly comfortable and inviting.

In total, 35 HapiLEDs contribute to transforming this town centre. 
 
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Schréder lights the Sochi Winter Olympic Games



Schréder delivered lighting solutions for roads, hotels and car parks in Sochi, the Russian city hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The entrance and the grounds of the prestigious hotel where the Olympic Committee will be staying are lit by Schréder’s Perla luminaire - an LED luminaire with a unique design, to emphasise the building’s sustainable character and to create an exclusive ambiance.

Schréder also provided the luminaires to light several motorways and roads, which were completely renovated to ensure safe and pleasant journeys for both athletes and visitors travelling from Moscow to Sochi and the different sporting venues around the city.

Energy savings were the key criterion for choosing Schréder’s Teceo LED luminaire to light the roads leading to Sochi; its high performance allowed the spacing between the poles to be increased to 55 metres, thus drastically reducing the number of lighting points.

Other projects include lighting the car park of the “Ice Cube” curling centre and enhancing the Games’ Media Centre’s façade with architectural lighting.

In collaboration with its local distributors, Schréder is proud to participate in this great event! 
 
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Dynamic illumination for emblematic project in the heart of Concepcion, Chile



The FIUC building of the University of Concepcion in Chile is one of the most important buildings of this prestigious University. During the devastating earthquake in 2010, the building suffered considerable damage. The University wanted to renovate the building to become an architectural icon in terms of design and energy efficiency.

Schreder worked in collaboration with the lighting designer Maria Soledad Neumann to create an illumination with maximum impact for this key edifice. The result is a dynamic, moving and colourful facade to reflect the energetic mood of this progressive university. This concept has been achieved by 60 BaroLED and 4 Neos LED floodlights fitted with a DMX control system which bath the building in a myriad of colours, rhythms and sequences. The lighting can be programmed to create different atmospheres for the various festivities taking place in the city throughout the year.

This bold lighting design, a first for the city of Concepcion, also had to be environmentally friendly. The lighting concept was dedicated to efficiency with very low power consumption.

This modern vision of lighting has certainly made its mark on the University and the city of Concepcion, receiving a positive response from students, staff and the local community.
 
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Schreder helps to transform the busy Brussels ring road with an LED lighting solution



The 6-lane Anderlecht section of the ring road around Brussels has the highest traffic density in Belgium as commuters travel in and out of the capital city and vehicles transit from the coast to mainland Europe. In 2012, the Brussels-Capital region decided to take advantage of new LED technology to replace the luminaires equipped with low-pressure sodium lamps lighting this 6km long section.

This relighting plan had several objectives:
  • To improve safety and comfort motorists
  • To reduce energy costs
  • To decrease maintenance costs
“Brussels Mobility Department decided to replace the luminaires which diffuse a weak yellow light by LED luminaires which provide a white light with optimal colour rendition. This white light provides excellent visibility to see obstacles on the road and avoid them“ explained Brigitte Grouwels, Minister for Public Works and Transport at the inauguation on 15th May.

The Teceo 2 (136 LEDs) equipped with the Owlet remote management system was the ideal luminaire for the task in hand. The remote management system will dim the luminaires to 3 different lighting levels during the night providing a 35% reduction in energy consumption.

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10pm - 12am : 70%
12am - 4am : 50%
4am - 6am : 70%
6am - dawn : 100%


The luminaires provide a bright white light which meet the lighting standards required (1.5cd/m2) and will maintain the initial performance over time.

This optimised lighting over a long life span will dramatically reduce maintenance operations and divide costs by 7, which is a major advantage given the busy traffic on this motorway.

Schreder was delighted to help the Brussels-Capital Region achieve their objectives by providing a sustainable lighting solution for a safe and comfortable environment.
 
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Schreder provides 100% LED solution for Rebaudengo Station in Turin



As part of an urban renovation programme in Turin, the Rebaudengo Station was built as a strategic metropolitan hub to connect the metro to local trains and the high speed train to Milan and the Torino Caselle Airport. This new station follows in the footsteps of Porta Susa and was constructed with the latest designs, technology and sustainability criteria for high-traffic, functional spaces.

Schreder provided an 100% LED lighting solution to ensure energy savings with the correct lighting levels while creating safe and comfortable environments for passengers.

The entrance areas and platforms are lit by the Astral LED (30 LEDs) which are recessed at a height of 2.5m in a stainless steel frame and fitted with frosted glass. They provide a bright white light which guides passengers safely through this underground space every day while enjoying the vivid colours and architectural design.

Recessed Zea/Zeo floodlights were also installed at the top and the bottom of the stairs to create a secure, colourful system that is easily navigable by the public.

This durable LED solution will also ensure that this busy environment maintains its distinctive aesthetics for the long term.

The Astral installation also offers the added bonus of incorporating the station's loudspeaker system and surveillance cameras for a more aesthetically appealing environment.

All in all, this complete solution enhances the passenger experience and ensures that the station lives up to its objective as a strategic transportation hub.
 
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Madureira Park sparkles at night thanks to Schreder's lighting solution



Madureira Park was developed in one of the most built-up areas of Rio Janeiro with the clear intention of transforming the landscape and quality of life for the residents. This 103,000m2 park is the third largest in the city and offers a multitude of activities including football pitches, ping-pong tables, skate park, amphitheatre, sensory garden for the blind and food kiosks.

Sustainability and well-being were at the heart of this project. The park has a computerized irrigation system, capturing rainwater. Solar panels were installed to supply electricity to the visitors centre. The fountains make a sound to drown out the noise pollution from the surrounding areas to create a real oasis of calm.

Schreder provided a complete lighting solution for all the different landscapes in this park with nearly 600 energy saving luminaires. More than 210 Claro LED luminaires light the main paths and central axes while over 170 Terra Maxi floodlights uplight the numerous trees throughout the park. The skate park, tennis courts and football pitches are lit the Neos range of floodlights. The Praca do Samba amphitheatre is illuminated by the BaroLED with a dynamic control system to create festive ambiances during the concerts and shows.

Open all day and night, this urban oasis has brought many benefits to the locals. Schreder is proud to have developed lighting solutions that enable the visitors to enjoy the variety of entertainment and services that are offered with comfort and safety.
 
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The city centre of Veendendaal has been transformed by a striking nocturnal feature, the Rijkoompje.



This architectural monument, a former family home had been neglected for many years before the local authorities spotted the opportunity to convert the building into a strategic gateway between the city centre and the recently developed Brouwerspoort, a residential and commercial complex by the city's port.

By illuminating this structure, they wanted to highlight the beauty of the architectural details to really bring the building to life at night and to create a strong identity for what has become the heart of this expanding city.

A total of 6 Rocca floodlights equipped with 30 LEDs and a dynamic RGB system bath the structure in a rotating sequence of attractive colours to create a distinctive and eye-catching landmark. It will be illuminated in different colours for various occasions throughout the year such as Christmas and New Year's Eve.

This remarkable attraction acts as a truly impressive gateway by enhancing the sense of well-being in this rapidly growing city.
 
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Energy savings and safety for urban development in Sao Domingos de Rana in Portugal



Like many towns and cities, Cascais is rising to the challenge of mobility plans by developing multi-purpose urban solutions. An important new road - Avenida Conde Riba D'Ave - was built to facilitate links between the towns of Carcavelos and Oeiras. This two-lane thoroughfare also incorporates a footpath and a bike path for different users' needs.

Lighting is of course critical for the success of such roads as users need to feel safe and have excellent visibility. The local authorities opted for the Teceo luminaire which provides optimal photometrical performances with a minimum total cost of ownership.

The main road is lit by the Teceo 2 equipped with 80 LEDs on 8m high columns with a bracket while the footpaths and bike paths are lit by the Teceo 1 fitted with 32 LEDs on a 4m high post.

This high-performing solution provides a clear sense of well-being and safety for users while generating energy savings of 54% compared to a luminaire equipped with traditional discharge lamps.

A win-win solution for all!
 
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14th Road Engineering Association Of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) Conference 2013





26th - 28th March 2013, Hall 5, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Straits Design Sdn Bhd participated in an exhibition in conjunction with the 14th REAAA Conference 2013 organised by the Ministry of Works, Public Works Department (JKR), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM), Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA) Intelligent Transport System Association of Malaysia (ITS) and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Malaysian Branch (IHT MB) at Booth 5030, Hall 5, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 10am to 6pm, 26th to 28th March, 2013.

The event was attended by Highway Concessionaires, Architects, Consultants and Engineers. There was a tremendous turnout and it was a successful event.
 
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BEKA's LED luminaires light the iconic bridge at the entrance to Pretoria



One of the most spectacular road bridges ever designed and built in Africa has been lit by BEKA's contemporary LED lighting products.

The Nelmapius bridge spans over Africa's busiest highway, the N1, which links the commercial centre, Johannesburg, with the capital of South Africa, Pretoria. It features striking architectural concepts: The railing of the bridge is realised with segments, which are arranged in appealing patterns, supported by masts, which are positioned in different angles.

The concept of the bridge design was to create a 3D effect, which was realized by the multi-faceted design of the bridge wall, and highlighted through LED lighting.

A total of 239 BEKA LEDbeam and 64 BEKA LEDrail luminaires in various lengths and configurations were installed to highlight the 3D structure of the bridge, and on top of the I-beams.

BEKA's products were chosen by the professional team for its quality and reliability.
 
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Diabolo Project for more mobility around Brussels airport



The Diabolo Project ensures the accessibility and road safety around the Belgian international airport. For this, new road infrastructures and a railway-connection between Brussels airport and the network of high-speed rails were established.

The new road infrastructure comprises a secure and fast road connection with a viaduct to the Brucargo-site. The roads are lightened with 218 functional Ipso luminaires. 48 Thylia luminaires are installed on top of the viaduct, whereas 69 Neos luminaires lighten the road under the viaduct.

The new railway-connection was realized by drilling a railway tunnel under the airport's runway. The MY2 luminaire fulfilled the strict safety criteria. 860 MY2 luminaires lighten the tunnel, which has a length of 1000 m.

The soft road users weren't forgotten in this project. A new bicycle tunnel, cycle paths and bridge were constructed. 62 Saphir 1 luminaires guide the cyclist through the dark.
 
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