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Apr 23, 2013

Thorn Sweden slashes energy costs for housing association with 80% saving

AB Landskronahem, which owns and manages about 4,000 apartments in the Swedish city of Landskrona, has strict environmental standards. To help keep them up, Thorn 40W exterior LED lanterns have been installed throughout the residential district of Västra Fäladen, from pedestrian routes and cycle paths to playgrounds and parking spaces.

A 3.36kW LED system of 80 Plurio and Avenue Funits has superseded, on a point for point basis, an 11.2kW mercury vapour installation while still increasing illumination levels. As the lanterns employ power reduction control gear total operating load is just 2.16kW – an overall saving in running costs of 80%.

Another achievement was the reduction of glare. This was obtained by using two optical techniques – reflectors (Plurio LED) and prisms (Avenue F LED) – to deliver a mixture of asymmetric and symmetric light distributions.

The new lighting has improved living conditions with residents reporting positive experiences and feelings of greater security and safety.

The fittings were supplied pre-wired with 4m of cable to speed up installation.

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