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VIVARES ILLUMINATES LEDVANCE OFFICES

Niamh Marriott, Editor

14/07/2021

Tags: News, Lighting

Topics: Lighting

LEDVANCE VIVARES has recently been installed as part of a renovation at the LEDVANCEpremesis in Molsheim, France. The upgrade aimed to achieve energy savings and a high level of illumination, modernising with simplicity the existing traditional system with state-of-the-art technology.

Commenting on the installation, the Facility Manager of the building at Molsheim, said "We were very impressed by the speed of installation. All the lighting fixtures (offices, meeting rooms and corridors) were changed without dust or excessive noise, thus without disturbing employees at the office. We can monitor consumption levels in real time thanks to energy monitoring and staff appreciate the lighting comfort of this new installation."

All traditional luminaires were replaced with LED lighting in combination with the VIVARES Zigbee, the light management system from LEDVANCE. This system, coupled with presence and light sensors, ensures a significant reduction in energy consumption and offers the creation of maintenance and energy consumption reports via the VIVARES cloud. In one of the open-plan offices, 105 PANEL PERFORMANCE and 10 DOWNLIGHT PERFORMANCE luminaires were installed. The meeting room has been modernised with 11 DOWNLIGHT PERFORMANCE and 4 PANEL DIRECT/ INDIRECT luminaires. The corridors were refurbished with 30 DOWNLIGHT PERFORMANCE luminaires. To allow full automation of the lighting system, 38 VIVARES Zigbee L/O sensors were installed in the offices, corridors and stairs. The lighting automatically turns on when the first employee arrives and turns off when the premises are unoccupied. All luminaires installed are in UGR <19.

In addition to LEDVANCE’s own needs, the project also meets the requirements of 2019´s tertiary decree and the lighting pollution decree, introduced by the French government to reduce energy consumption and automatically turn off lights in unoccupied buildings. The LEDVANCE VIVARES Zigbee wireless light management system allowed direct and easy replacement of the luminaires at LEDVANCE without any structural modification of the building or complex rewiring throughout the installation. Coupled with a detection system, the energy savings for the company are high. The monitoring function of the VIVARES Cloud enables detailed reports on energy consumption and an overview of the status of all devices.

LEDVANCE Zigbee has provided benefits for all parties in the installation process. For the project installers, the simplicity of the system enabled swift installation. The luminaires were replaced 1:1 and the control was achieved through a wireless Zigbee connection between luminaires, sensors and VIVARES controller. Thanks to the online configuration tool of VIVARES, the configuration of the project could be done in advance of the installation. Commissioning was done intuitively via QR codes. LEDVANCE employees benefit from the system’s automatic adjustment of the light level, regardless of how much natural light is available, ensuring a constant brightness at all times. Each employee can select predefined scenes according to the current activity, for example a presentation scene during a meeting. The facility manager can view the status of each luminaire in real time via a dashboard, including lifetime, turn-on time, and level of consumption, making it easier to anticipate maintenance operations and obtain consumption information for government agencies.

LEDVANCE lighting solutions come in environmentally friendly cardboard packaging with all relevant product information immediately visible on the outside of the box.

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