Niort Music Hall and Sports Centre, France
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
Alumet Stage LEDs add drama and excitement to Niort's Music Hall and Sports Centre
Niort is a pretty historic town in western France and one of the country's main financial centres (ranked fourth after Paris, Lyon and Lille). In cooperation with Neo Light lighting designers, INEO electrical consultants and the town's officials, Thorn has given Niort's new Music Hall and Sports Centre a vibrant, exciting personality.
Impressive lighting effects
An impressive exterior wall washing and accent lighting scheme has been made possible using Thorn's unique Alumet Stage illuminated column. Alumet Stage is elegantly designed and houses four multi-directional spotlights offering flicker-free light with good colour rendition efficiency.
A total of 18 columns have been installed, using blue and warm white LEDs to inspire and create a sense of fun and enjoyment for the local community. The effects from the spotlights can be easily adjusted to create drama and impact during special events, without the need to change the position of the columns. The special effects are made possible by a choice of light distributions, colours and optical accessories, which are also ideal for accentuating architecture and natural features.Efficient and low maintenance
The IP65 sealed lighting scheme is an energy saver too. The LED modules are rated at only 17W to provide significant energy savings compared to conventional light sources.
Alumet Stage has additionally been designed to optimise LED heat management, providing a long 50,000-lifetime – the equivalent of 12 years at a 4000-hour yearly burning time.
Niort's Music Hall and Sports Centre demonstrates how floodlighting not only enhances urban buildings, but also adds personality and character by softening and enlivening plain facades.