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Bethoncourt, France


  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • 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

    Precision optics focus light onto the road surface with minimum waste and reduced glare.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Modular LED construction in high quality, sealed luminaires maximise performance.

  • 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

    Luminaire and optic are selected specifically for the application.

  • 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.

Bethoncourt, a small town in eastern France near the Swiss-German border, has just switched on a street lighting scheme in support of an extensive programme of urban renewal.The new lighting forms part of the modernisation programme to improve travel conditions, mainly for pedestrians and cyclists, and upgrade the main axis of the neighbourhood, making it a more attractive place in which to live, work or visit.

The scheme involves the supply of 30 stylish Thorn Dyana LED* street lanterns – in wattage ratings of 75W and 45W – and 26 Plurio LED 45W decorative lanterns for pedestrian and cycle path lighting. The improved colour appearance (4200K) and colour rendering is a boon to specifiers who have to take account of the amenity value of street lighting in town centres. The town also wanted energy-efficient lanterns, with high reliability and limited maintenance.

Besides employing a patented high performance optic to reduce glare, the scheme eliminates light above the horizontal. Overall it demonstrates how the latest lighting equipment uses less energy to enhance task performance and improve both the night-time atmosphere and day-time appearance, thus helping to sustain the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community.

Key facts

  • Improved colour appearance and rendering suited to public spaces.
  • Energy-efficient lanterns, with high reliability and limited maintenance.
  • Patented high performance optic to reduce glare.