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Tailor-made lighting solution for Italian steel giant ABS

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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.

“More light points in the space provide improved brightness and better working conditions. Switching to LED has also reduced our energy consumption by 70 percent,” explained Luca Sassoli, Energy Manager at ABS. At the same time, the new installation has helped achieve a significant reduction in maintenance costs.

Quality and added safety

The headquarters of ABS (Acciaierie Bertoli Safau) are shining in a fresh light to mark the 100th anniversary of the Italian steel manufacturer. The new lighting solution had to satisfy a number of important criteria, optimising costs while simultaneously delivering increased lighting quality and added safety. The huge manufacturing site in the Italian province of Udine operates around the clock and includes storage areas, production halls and offices. Thanks to the close cooperation of all parties involved and the outstanding synergy of the strong Zumtobel Group brands Thorn, Zumtobel and Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS), the customised lighting solution impresses in all areas.

Making an entrance

An imposing water tower catches the eye even before entering the ABS site, with shrubs and plants positioned at different heights to give the structure a distinctive modern look. The prominent architectural features, greenery and crystal-star-like steel framework with the company logo are highlighted by SUPERSYSTEM outdoor LED luminaires from Zumtobel. Additional Thorn Contract LED RGB floodlights attached to the tower create interesting colour-changing effects, while a LITECOM lighting management system from ZGS enables the setting of dynamic or static lighting scenes via a regular tablet device.

Flexibility where it’s needed

The external areas of the plant are home to a series of storage, logistics and traffic zones. Thorn Altis Area floodlights with an asymmetric light distribution were installed here for the first time in Italy to specifically comply with the country’s stringent light-pollution laws. The floodlights have been mounted on 30-metre-high masts, enabling a limited number of light points to illuminate the vast area where the goods manufactured in the factory are stored before shipment. The flexible Altis Area floodlight consists of three separate lighting modules, all of which can be combined with different optics and independently swivelled or tilted. This allows the distribution to be adapted to suit any application, regardless of where the masts are located. Thorn Isaro road lanterns and the latest generation of the Thorn Civiteq range have been selected for the sizeable road network that spans the ABS premises, taking advantage of the highest levels of energy efficiency and a special gasket system to guarantee lasting performance in all weathers. Long-life converters help further extend the maintenance cycle of these robust luminaires. Thorn Areaflood and Areaflood Pro floodlights can be found in the secondary storage areas and peripheral zones. Optimum light control with minimal stray light ensures pleasant lighting comfort and maximum safety in the dark. Additional Thorn R2L2 lanterns mounted close to the pedestrian crossings enable drivers to easily spot those moving around the site on foot.