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A productive and welcoming environment for the Strepavara Group in Italy


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  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    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 schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    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.

The challenge

Streparava Group is an internationally renowned Italian business that makes systems and components for large vehicles and machinery.

The company was looking for a solution that could help it improve energy efficiency, pursue its sustainability goals, and provide better light for staff in its offices, production areas and R&D facilities in Lombardy, northern Italy.

Streparava worked with Thorn to refurbish the lighting. The project began with energy management specialist Eos analysing all areas of the company’s operations to devise the most energy-efficient solution.

In its production areas, Streparava chose to install more than 300 units of Thorn’s FlexPak high bay, in three different lumen output versions, positioned around the edges and in the centre of each space to create diffuse, even light, resulting in almost complete elimination of shadows.

To illuminate the management centre and offices, 172 of Thorn’s Beta ceiling panels have been used. The improved quality of light supports employees’ wellbeing from when they arrive in the morning to when they leave in the evening.

In R&D areas and Streparava’s state-of-the-art testing centre, where employees need to study objects closely and adapt to differences in contrast, the lighting design creates optimal visual conditions, minimising shadows and preventing eye strain.

Outdoor areas required careful attention because of the size and layout of the spaces to be lit. The project also took into account the road system, in order to guarantee high visibility of moving vehicles. Thorn’s Areaflood Pro  area luminaire uses precision optics to combine optimal visibility with respect for the surroundings. A total of 69 Areaflood Pro units were installed, in three different sizes.

The result

Streparava has benefited from Thorn’s years of research on workplace lighting and how light can put employees at ease, help them concentrate on their work, and boost motivation. The new lighting creates a productive and welcoming environment for both staff and visitors, as well as supporting the company’s sustainability aims.

Key facts

Client: Streparava Group, Adro, Italy

Products installed: 305 x FlexPak, 172 x Beta, 69 x Areaflood Pro, 68 x Chalice 150

Energy savings: 65% in external areas, 55% in warehouses