D70-R
Downlight with state of the art LED technology
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D70-RF155 SF/WH - D70 RF155 for ceilings with restricted space

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D70-R92 SF/CH - Small LED downlight

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D70-R195 SM/WH - Variant with the highest lumen out

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D70-R155 SI/CH - The standard sized variants

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D70-R195 XA

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Glamox D70 is a downlight family with state of the art LED technology. High power LED demands a precise, ingenious and perfected product design. Our designers have focused on functionality and efficient heat management that influence the lifetime of the product and provide you with a long lasting and high quality solution. 

Versatile downlight
The D70 family is applicable for several applications with its selection of different heights of the component housing, reflectors and décor options.

Freedom of planning
D70 is prepared for easy and safe connections with Linect® quick connection system. This universal system raises the level of freedom of planning and simplifies all phases in your project. To secure the downlight, D70 is being anchored firmly in the ceiling with allen key/ hexagonal bits that always accompany the product. The downlight is delivered with a dust cover for protection during the building period.

Symmetrical or asymmetrical light distribution
D70-R195 is available with symmetrical distribution as SI/SM/SF reflectors and  asymmetrical light distribution with R195 XA Wall Washer reflector.

3 sizes
D70 is available in 3 sizes, Ø92, Ø155 and Ø195. The Ø155 is available with component housing in two heights, well suited also for mounting in ceilings with little space.

Light source

R92: LED 700 - 900 Lumen out
RF155: LED 1100 - LED 1400 Lumen Out 
R155: LED 1100 - LED 2100 Lumne Out
R195: LED 1400 - LED 3000 Lumen Out

Light source information:
3000/4000 Kelvin, CRI 80, CRI 90 on request. R195 with CCT on request, MacAdams 3.

Lifetime LED: 
Up to 100.000h Ta25.

For precise technical information please see the data sheet on item level. (Use <Find your version> on right side)

Driver

Fixed output (HF), DALI dimmable (100-1%) D70-R92 have variants with DALI with Dim 2 Warm (D2W) light source have dimming from 2700 – 1800 Kelvin. Driver life time up to 100,000 h/10 % (max failure) at Ta 25°C

Body material & colour

Reflector housing in die-casted aluminium, metallised PC reflector and driver housing in polycarbonate. Trimming in white or chrome finish

Mounting

Simple mounting by integral adjustable brackets using the supplied 3mm Allen key/ hexagonal bit

Connection

R155 / RF155 / R195
Linect connection as standard.
3/5 pole 2,5 mm² push-in terminal block prepared for through wiring. Integrated chord anchorage in luminaire housing, suitable for a range of cable dimensions and plastic electric tubing. 

R195 XA Wall Washer:
3/5 1,5 mm² mains terminal. Chord anchorage on the external driver box.

R92
3/5 pole 2,5 mm² push-in terminal block prepared for through wiring. Integrated chord anchorage in luminaire housing, suitable for a range of cable dimensions.

Optics

R155 / RF155 / R195:
Reflector can be delivered in matt (SM) or high gloss (SI) finish. For deliveries on request white (WH) or black matt (BM).

R195 XA Wall Washer:
XA Wall Washer reflector can be delivered in high gloss (SI).

R92:
Reflector can be delivered in (MB) Medium beam or (NB) Narrow beam with faceted high gloss finish

Emergency system

R155 / RF155 / R195
Can be supplied with emergency lighting systems (Standard)

IP Class

IP20 from upper side.
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Large illuminated surface

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Dustcover

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White decorative distance ring
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The D70-R195 XA is a wallwasher, the perfect choice for illumination of walls

Product detail

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Product environment

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D70-R92 LED 700 830 MB SF

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Measurement drawings

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Light measurement drawings

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Energy label

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New BMW showroom concept

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Automobielbedrijf Jer. de Fonkert is a complete automotive service centre, located in Numansdorp near Rotterdam in South Holland. The family-owned company's decision to invest in a brand new showroom according to the newest BMW dealership guidelines has resulted in an architectonically stunning construction – and created a lot of positive energy for the company and the people who work there.

BMW Future Retail
BMW’s new retail concept is called “Future Retail”, and outlines the car manufacturer’s requirements for BMW dealers. At the core of the new concept is the revised BMW style manual – which includes guidelines for the interiors and exteriors of the dealerships, including a complete architect’s manual for the construction of new showrooms.

The importance of good lighting
A showroom for beautiful cars should be flooded with light. The cars on display should look the same from all angles. There should be no shadows. For this reason, the new Numansdorp showroom is equipped with powerful low-glare downlights of the Glamox D70 LED family, mounted at a height of 6,5 metres.

In the offices and reception area there are matching recessed luminaires of the Luxo Modul LED type, with glare-free microprismatic optics. All luminaires have a colour temperature of 4000K, which provides for a bright, daylight-related ambience that make people and cars look their best. The light levels are adjustable with the use of sensors.

Architects: Bogaerds Architecten
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Albert Schweitzer Hospital

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The Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht is leading the way in this process. For two consecutive years 2013 and 2014 the top place in the national Dutch hospital ranking was won by this hospital, which was established in 1999 as a merger between several local hospitals in the Dordrecht area.

New maternity ward
Recently the new obstetrics and maternity ward called “Birth Center Rhena” was opened. This department of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital is an excellent example of the philosophy of trying to create a user-friendly home-like ambience in the wards.

Neurology department
The Neurology Department at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital has also been totally renovated. A theme of the 17th Century Dordrecht school of painting was selected for this area, with replicas of the works of local master painters from the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Also, a pleasant lighting scheme was designed to impact on the look and feel of the reception area.

Each examination and consultancy room is well lit with modern LED luminaires that offer a glare-free environment and optimal working conditions for the staff.

Installers: Croon Elektrotechniek



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Helsinki City Theatre restored to former glory

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Surrounded by the beautiful park of Tokoinranta, the Helsinki City Theatre has been restored to its original glory in a two-year renovation project. The renovation of this building, designed by Timo Penttilä in 1967, was performed showing proper reverence for the original design, while fully updating its services engineering. 

Happy staff
The modernisation provided both the 274-seat and the 923-seat stages with top-quality stagecraft and sound and lighting systems. The doors to the remodelled facilities were opened to the public in August 2017 when the musical Myrskyluodon Maija – tickets to which have been sold out far into the autumn – was shown on the large stage.
The audience is sure to enjoy their time in the theatre’s beautifully restored entrance hall, foyer and auditoriums. Another world opens up backstage where the theatre’s skilled professionals create the sets for the performances. Behind the curtain, good working lights are needed in rehearsal spaces, the stage property room, makeup and dressing rooms and in many other facilities all the way to the theatre’s large store of hats. The staff is absolutely delighted with the modernised workspaces and their lighting. 

 “Before the renovation, all the facilities were quite gloomy. Now it feels like the sun is shining in even windowless spaces and it feels great to work here. We are very pleased with it; it’s now easy to see what you’re doing, and the lighting has also improved occupational safety,” says Antti Rehtijärvi, the Technical Director of the Helsinki City Theatre.

Clearly better working lights 
During the renovation, the entire electrical system of the building was remodelled.
 “As a project under design, the building proved an exceptionally multifaceted challenge with its numerous spaces for diverse purposes. Hiding the technology was a big job and required close cooperation with various design teams and contractors. The use of a data model simplified the electrical wiring and lighting designs considerably,” says Jorma Finnberg, Project Manager at Rejlers Finland Oy, the Electrical Consulting Company. 

Challenging stage lighting

The theatre stage is a swarm of activity between performances; alongside intensive rehearsals, the massive technology and staging need to be built. The black surfaces of the stage alone pose a challenge for the lighting. The measurements of the large stage are predictably sizeable: the rotating performance area facing the 923-seat auditorium is 24 metres high and, with its background space, covers an area of 600 square metres.

The old working lamps of the small and large stage were replaced with powerful LED luminaires from the Glamox i80 serie, which provide the high spaces with ample and even lighting. The luminaires’ 1–10V control units link them to the main stage-lighting control systems. Built in 1989, Studio Elsa, the extended portion of the City Theatre, also has Glamox i80 luminaires illuminating its rehearsal stage with LED lightsource of 3000 kelvin color temperature, in the future it can also be used in performances - if necessary.

 “The new LED working lights are a huge step forward compared to the old halogen lighting. The colour and amount of light is now clearly better,” Rehtijärvi says happily.

The lighting is a spot on from stage set to costumes 
A stage property room is a vital part of a theatre because this is where the stage set is created. Up to eight meters tall, the structures built for the large stage are true masterpieces. This precise craft requires plenty of light in the high spaces above the stage. Exceptionally good colour rendering is also needed for set painting and surface treatment. The theatre’s production areas are illuminated with the superbly efficient Glamox GIR lighting fixtures, equipped with T5 fluorescent lamps including colour rendering of Ra=90. 

Even the City Theatre’s magnificent collection of costumes and hats can now bask in a light worthy of its splendour. The  Glamox i20 luminaires installed in the ceiling of the theatre’s storage spaces bring out the colours and textures of the costumes in the high-quality LED light. 

 “We look for clothing for various plays every day in the costume and hat storerooms and have the actors try them on. It’s vital that the natural essence and colours of the textiles are easy to distinguish,” Rehtijärvi says.

  • The solution in a nutshell: 

    Helsinki City Theatre
    • Gross floor area: 27,260 m2   
    • Staff: about 250
    • Developer: City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division, Land Property Development and Plots
    • Building contractor: SRV Rakennus Oy 
    • Architectural design: LPR-Arkkitehdit Oy 
    • Electrical design: Rejlers Finland Oy

    Lighting: 
    Stages and the high rehearsal hall: i80 (144 pieces)
    Stage property room and other production facilities: GIR (225 pieces)
    Carpentry shop and paint shop: MAX 1200 LED (24 pieces) 
    Costume storerooms, service aisles and low workspaces: i20 (1025 pieces)
    Office spaces: C10 (61 pieces)
    Kitchens: C60-R 4x14W (22 pieces)
    Toilets and washrooms: D70 (410 pieces) and A40-W (165 pieces)







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A quite extraordinary garden

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Who said that convalescent and care buildings for the older generation must be grey, standardised and boring? Answer: Most likely no one. Nonetheless, there are many such constructions in Norway. Precisely why Luranetunet in Os Municipality has garnered so much attention. Broadly speaking, a supervised residential and convalescent centre that in many ways is how we usually think of them – but it offers something more: Situated at 60 degrees north, twenty or so kilometres south of Bergen, a tropical garden has been built as an integrated component of the centre. 1300 square metres of covered garden, filled with tropical plants, a fish pond and “Bamboo Bar”. 

“When we celebrated the opening in wintry November, we numbered 120 sat at the tables, but the lighting and garden surrounding us created such an atmosphere that we could be forgiven for thinking we were instead sitting in sunny Southern Europe.” Aud Winsents, Unit Manager at Luranetunet, speaks fondly of the unique garden in her charge. 

“The garden’s very popular. It’s become like an in-house venue for us, where we hold numerous leisure activities, such as singing, drawing courses, afternoon tea, movie evenings. We have taken these activities out of rooms into the open, tropical surroundings. We also have a koi fish pond. We built the “Bamboo Bar”, where we serve cordial/juice and water, and have evening functions where beer and wine are also an option,” says Winsents.

Luxuriant atmosphere
In total, Luranetunet has 155 residents living in nine different divisions, a tenth will be completed in 2019, which will increase the number of places to 175. The centre offers both nursing care places and residential apartments with 24-hour supervision, and the garden enables the elderly to venture “outside” all year round. A common room, so to speak, for both users and family members. A number of benches have been placed conveniently, and the garden can also be enjoyed from a gallery on the second floor. 

1400 plants, divided into 35-50 different species, are the source for creating the luxuriant atmosphere. A vital component that enables the plants to thrive and grow, is the lighting. Glamox has supplied luminaires for the entire centre, no less than 1500 in total; of which a wide assortment are installed in the garden. Here are bollard lights, park luminaires, and underwater lighting in the koi pond. Of particular interest are the floodlights with so-called RGB technology (Red-Green-Blue). Red LED light specifically ensures better plant growth. 
“The lighting is toned down in the evening and at night, and we are delighted with the solutions that were selected. There has been no negative feedback, in fact, quite the opposite,” says Unit Manager Aud Winsents.

More alert and energetic with Human Centric Lighting
All rooms at Luratunet, the construction of which was completed in the autumn of 2017, have been fitted with modern LED luminaires. One section has also been fitted with the so-called HCL solution (Human Centric Lighting). This is a lighting solution that imitates daylight in intensity and colour temperature, which can also affect us humans, biologically. HCL can provide positive effects to our mood, quality of sleep, wellbeing and job performance. 
“We haven’t undertaken any scientific research, but the reports so far from staff working there, are that they have noticed a significant difference. They feel they are more alert and have more energy, mentioning there is a better atmosphere. They often use the areas as a pleasure walk for the joy of the experience,” says Aud Winsents. 

Open to all
“This isn’t primarily an institution, it’s first and foremost a home”, Tor Inge Døsen told the local newspaper when the tropical garden was officially opened in November 2017. Døsen is a former project manager at Os Municipality, who took the initiative to build the distinctive garden. All who want to visit are welcome, as both the municipality and Luranetunet are eager for the garden to be a vibrant place where people can meet at their leisure. Luranetunet’s older residents are also able to have ‘get-togethers’ here, such as birthday celebrations and similar with family and friends in “Diamanten”, (“the Diamond”), a popular meeting place in our very own tropical garden. 

 
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Heathrow Airport LED upgrade

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Recently a major upgrade to LED lighting has been carried out, in cooperation with Glamox Luxo Lighting. The project includes a variety of key locations at the airport, such as terminals, control posts, car parks and more.

Important cost savings 
This investment in the latest energy-efficient technology will contribute to improved passenger ambience, and at the same time reduce the airport’s energy and CO2 consumption.

Heathrow has set a target to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions from fixed sources by 30% on 1990 levels by March 2020. Significant savings will also be made on maintenance costs:

Heathrow, a major hub airport, has particularly high costs of access for maintenance. In all areas maintenance can only be carried out during a few hours at night. The airport’s new LED lighting solutions are virtually maintenance free, so that 100% lighting levels can be upheld without cumbersome and time consuming light source changes.

Project descriptions

Project 1: Car parks at Terminals 2, 3 and 4
In the terminal car parks most of the lighting was provided by traditional 5ft 2x58 Watt corrosion proof luminaries, using approximately 122 Watt each. The airport was aiming to reduce energy costs and maintenance cycles, while improving the experience for the passengers/users.

Our solution
Looking at the client’s requirements and specifications for these area types, we looked at a one-for-one replacement using 4ft Glamox GPV2 LED running at 40 watt per fitting. This enabled us not only to meet the requirements, but also to use a third of the power consumption, showing massive energy savings.

In some circumstances 2ft GPV2 LED were used on the perimeters in place of single 5ft luminaries. Utilizing external light sensors and daylight switching, further reductions in the energy consumption were obtained. On the ground floor of the Terminal 3 car park we used the i80 at high level in place of discharge lights and incorporated occupancy sensors on alternate lights.
 
Product types: GPV2 LED & i80



Project 2: Terminal 4 entrance canopy (Arrivals)

The old terminal entrance lighting was on 24/7. Here the airport was using 250 Watt metal halide high bay luminaires recessed into the ceiling, which is 8 metres high. These luminaries had started to fail and fall into disrepair. The airport was looking at reducing the energy consumption and improving maintenance. Access was a major issue.

Our solution
By using Glamox i80 mounted within the recess and supplying an external bezel we actually improved the energy consumption by 69%, while contributing greatly to improved maintenance. With the aid of external daylight sensors some 70% of the luminaries are now switched off during daylight hours, thus providing further energy savings.

Product types: i80 LED 8000 DALI 840 MB HTG


 
Project 3: Passenger Subways linking Terminals 1, 2 and 3

The passenger subway linking the terminals at Heathrow were lit by a combination of linear fluorescent tubes and recessed and surface mounted CFL downlights. Subway transfers were not a particularly pleasant experience for passengers. It was important that we should be able to enhance the lighting in these areas.

Our solution
In cooperation with lighting designers Studio Fractal and installer Crown House Technologies, it was decided to redesign the entire system’s lighting scheme. We used Glamox C50-SR LED RGB for the wall wash. This makes it possible to change the colour of the walls in order to make the lighting more exciting. All recessed and surface mounted downlights were substituted with LED models. As a result, the passenger tunnels are now well lit and have a much more pleasant ambience.

Product types: C50-SR RGB, D70-R195 LED and i75 LED



Project 4: Security control posts

The vehicles security control posts are a particularly important part of an airport’s security system. All vehicles entering the airport area are thoroughly checked in full light, 24/7. The old 250 Watt metal halide floodlights at some of the control posts were failing, diffusers were discoloured and maintenance was becoming an issue.

Our solution
An upgrade was made at a total of four security control posts. Changing to Glamox GPV2 LED luminaires gave good energy savings and reduced maintenance costs. We also suggested the use of Glamox i80 mounted on the columns using our turnable bracket. This again gave good energy savings and reduced maintenance costs.  It also enhanced the lighting in these areas to a very high standard. Airport management is now looking to roll this out to other control posts across Heathrow. 

Product types: i80 and GPV2 LED
 
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De Velinx Cultural Centre: Old & new

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Tongeren is a city located in the Belgian province of Limburg in Flanders. Tongeren is the oldest town in Belgium, once a Roman administrative capital city. As a Roman city, it was inhabited by the Tungri, and known as Atuatuca Tungrorum. It was the administrative centre of the Civitas Tungrorum district. Today, the city is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Remains of the city’s Roman and medieval structures can be seen everywhere.

Modern cultural centre

De Velinx is the cultural centre of Tongeren. It contains the city library and a large-capacity modern theatre with all the latest sound and lighting equipment. The impressive lobby area doubles as a gallery for modern art. The centre is the venue for a wide range of cultural activities, including theatre performances, dance, and film screenings. It is also a popular venue for musical shows, concerts (both classical and popular music) and even local school shows. The premises are also used for exhibitions, workshops, meetings and recreational activities.

New LED lighting scheme
2015 saw a complete renovation of the lighting scheme at the de Velinx Cultural Centre. Modern Glamox D70 LED downlights were installed in the theatre as well as in the lobby areas. In the gallery, a long row of Glamox S60 LED spotlights illuminate the art on display. All the lights are controlled by a DMX system, and are dimmable to 1%. The lighting scheme was designed by WeThink lighting consultants. The investment in a new lighting scheme was made on the recommendations of Infrax, the cultural centre’s power supplier. As a result of these investments, the state-owned cultural centre will have a savings in electricity estimated to EUR 12.000 per year.

De Velinx Tower
The cultural centre is named after the de Velinx Tower, which was part of the city’s medieval town ramparts. The tower is in ruins, but the remains of the town wall are now part of the cultural centre’s gallery. A glass floor runs along the length of the ancient wall; a modern “river” juxtaposing the old and the new.

 
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A flourishing collaboration

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Entering the flower auction buildings in Naaldwijk, one of four locations for the Dutch company Royal FloraHolland, is a mind-blowing experience. First – it’s the proportions. The airy distribution halls with their fragrant smell of flowers are the size of 11 football fields. Then it’s the logistics. For the 4-5 hours in which the auctions take place, an average of 46.000 pots or buckets of plants and flowers change hands. All these flowers are stored in Naaldwijk from the night before. As the auctions start the flowers are transported to the distribution hall in automotive carts. When the content of the carts has been sold, it is redistributed and taken to the customer’s area on fast-going vehicles. Literally kilometers of flowers pass through the distribution center every day. To the uninitiated eye it appears chaotic, but in reality, it is an extremely efficient system perfectioned over many years.

The auctions themselves are also an intriguing experience. There’s no auctioneer at the site, instead, fourteen “auction clocks” are used. The auction clocks are represented by large screens in the different bidding halls. Some of the bidders are physically present in the halls but an increasing number participate online. Thus, a bundle of flowers can as easily be won by a buyer in Russia as by a local trader. Either way the bidding is done from computers in a system that grants the buyers full anonymity. The benefit of turning up in person is the opportunity to inspect the plants and flowers. The online bidders rely on pictures, quality assessments and judgment sampling.

Successful collaboration

But the distribution hall is only a part of the Royal Flora Holland complex in Naaldwijk. All in all, the company disposes more than 900 000 square metres here, almost half the size of Monaco. Glamox has supplied lighting for the distribution halls, cooling halls, flower inspection area, offices and more. In addition, we are supplying a lot of the lighting for the Aalsmeer site. Adding up it has probably been more than 80.000 luminaires over the years. The history of the collaborations with the project department in Naaldwijk goes back more than three decades, to a time when both companies were smaller and had different names.
“The history stretches back to 1981 when I had just started working here. Glamox supplied the lighting to the first cooling hall, Aircofleur 1,” says Project Manager and head of the Project department Marcel Toussaint. Toussaint is among other things in charge of the areas that are rented out to customers. The areas comprise halls and office space and are the subject to continuous change as customers grow out of one location and is relocated to another. “The service we get from Glamox is quick and good”, Toussaint says. 
Even though the flowers themselves are more sensitive to temperature and humidity changes than to different lighting, finding the right lighting products and solutions for a place like the Naaldwijk complex isn’t straight forward.
“In general, we want products that have a high quality and that require little maintenance. A lot of dust is created in the areas where the flowers and plants are stored. Hence, we need dustproof luminaires. We also need products with good colour rendering so that our customers can assess the quality of the flowers properly, project manager Dennis Harteveld explains.

New times, new lighting

Harteveld’s colleague Frans Tulling, has been with the company since 2002. He has a background in architectural design, but enjoys the opportunity Royal FloraHolland gives him to work with a wide variety of projects. When it comes to lighting, he has seen a gradual development towards more user oriented solutions. Among other things, this has resulted in the implementation of lighting that can be tuned up to 4000 Kelvin. 
“Recent research shows that a more complete spectrum is healthier for people. It took some persuasion, but now it seems like people are happy with the results”, Tulling explains.
Although very favorable electricity prices make the economic incentive for replacing conventional light sources small, the company is now opting for a greener alternative by gradually phasing in LED products.
“We work very closely with Glamox to get the right input. Our company is not like any other and it takes time to understand how we work and what we need. That’s why we choose to work very closely with our suppliers. I also appreciate to have someone with the professional authority on lighting behind me when we make decisions about lighting,” Tulling says.

In the Royal FloraHolland maintenance department teamleader Peter Voogt and technician Sedat Sari also have long experience with Glamox products. “We are very satisfied about the way Glamox handle things.
“To us, Glamox stand for quality”, Sari says.

 Royal FloraHolland at a glance
• Mission: Flowering the World Together: Planting Seeds of Opportunity for our Members.
• Business model: Cooperative of horticulturists
• Turnover: 4 575 million Euros (2016)
• Delivered in units by regular (clock) auction: 6,504 million units of cut flowers, 276 million units of house plants, 276 million units of garden plants
• Locations: Aalsmeer, Naaldwijk, Rijnsburg, Eelde
• Total number of suppliers: 5908
• Total number of customers: 2493
• Top 10 flowers sold: Rose, Chrysanthemum, Tulip, Lily, Lysianthus, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum (disbudded), Cymbidium, Lysianthus, Freesia, Hortensia
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A quite extraordinary garden

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Who said that convalescent and care buildings for the older generation must be grey, standardised and boring? Answer: Most likely no one. Nonetheless, there are many such constructions in Norway. Precisely why Luranetunet in Os Municipality has garnered so much attention. Broadly speaking, a supervised residential and convalescent centre that in many ways is how we usually think of them – but it offers something more: Situated at 60 degrees north, twenty or so kilometres south of Bergen, a tropical garden has been built as an integrated component of the centre. 1300 square metres of covered garden, filled with tropical plants, a fish pond and “Bamboo Bar”. 

“When we celebrated the opening in wintry November, we numbered 120 sat at the tables, but the lighting and garden surrounding us created such an atmosphere that we could be forgiven for thinking we were instead sitting in sunny Southern Europe.” Aud Winsents, Unit Manager at Luranetunet, speaks fondly of the unique garden in her charge. 

“The garden’s very popular. It’s become like an in-house venue for us, where we hold numerous leisure activities, such as singing, drawing courses, afternoon tea, movie evenings. We have taken these activities out of rooms into the open, tropical surroundings. We also have a koi fish pond. We built the “Bamboo Bar”, where we serve cordial/juice and water, and have evening functions where beer and wine are also an option,” says Winsents.

Luxuriant atmosphere
In total, Luranetunet has 155 residents living in nine different divisions, a tenth will be completed in 2019, which will increase the number of places to 175. The centre offers both nursing care places and residential apartments with 24-hour supervision, and the garden enables the elderly to venture “outside” all year round. A common room, so to speak, for both users and family members. A number of benches have been placed conveniently, and the garden can also be enjoyed from a gallery on the second floor. 

1400 plants, divided into 35-50 different species, are the source for creating the luxuriant atmosphere. A vital component that enables the plants to thrive and grow, is the lighting. Glamox has supplied luminaires for the entire centre, no less than 1500 in total; of which a wide assortment are installed in the garden. Here are bollard lights, park luminaires, and underwater lighting in the koi pond. Of particular interest are the floodlights with so-called RGB technology (Red-Green-Blue). Red LED light specifically ensures better plant growth. 
“The lighting is toned down in the evening and at night, and we are delighted with the solutions that were selected. There has been no negative feedback, in fact, quite the opposite,” says Unit Manager Aud Winsents.

More alert and energetic with Human Centric Lighting
All rooms at Luratunet, the construction of which was completed in the autumn of 2017, have been fitted with modern LED luminaires. One section has also been fitted with the so-called HCL solution (Human Centric Lighting). This is a lighting solution that imitates daylight in intensity and colour temperature, which can also affect us humans, biologically. HCL can provide positive effects to our mood, quality of sleep, wellbeing and job performance. 
“We haven’t undertaken any scientific research, but the reports so far from staff working there, are that they have noticed a significant difference. They feel they are more alert and have more energy, mentioning there is a better atmosphere. They often use the areas as a pleasure walk for the joy of the experience,” says Aud Winsents. 

Open to all
“This isn’t primarily an institution, it’s first and foremost a home”, Tor Inge Døsen told the local newspaper when the tropical garden was officially opened in November 2017. Døsen is a former project manager at Os Municipality, who took the initiative to build the distinctive garden. All who want to visit are welcome, as both the municipality and Luranetunet are eager for the garden to be a vibrant place where people can meet at their leisure. Luranetunet’s older residents are also able to have ‘get-togethers’ here, such as birthday celebrations and similar with family and friends in “Diamanten”, (“the Diamond”), a popular meeting place in our very own tropical garden. 

 
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Illuminating Finland's coolest tourist attraction

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Kemi SnowCastle has attracted winter tourists since 1996. Now it's possible to enjoy snow and ice round the year, as the new main building houses a “snow experience space” with -5°C temperature all year round. The building also provides numerous other services.
”The SnowCastle operates all year and offers versatile restaurant and meeting services. In between meetings, one can drop by the ice room to cool down, to play in the snow or to have a go at the ice slide" says Susanna Koutonen from Kemin Matkailu Ltd.
The main building was opened in March 2019, on the 150th anniversary of Kemi.

Clean white light
The lobby of the two-storey building has a blue reception desk which looks like it's made of ice cubes. The high glass windows in the lobby and the shop windows are decorated with snowflakes.
“The colour temperature of the light in the room next to the experience space is mainly 4,000 Kelvin, which coincides with the snow white of the wall and ceiling surfaces,” says Seppo Penttinen, electrical designer at UpNet Engineering Ltd.

The ice cream parlour serves delicious ice cream sundaes, and the café serves drinks with ice flakes, amongst other things. From the lobby, there are stairs to the viewpoint restaurant which seats 300 people. The ice cream parlour, the restaurant, the café and the spa section are illuminated with Glamox D70 downlights.
"We were already familiar with the Glamox products, and we knew they were first-rate and reliable. The purchasing and the installation of the light fixtures for space was very easy. Everything worked flawlessly", Penttinen says.
The SnowCastle's large kitchen and cooking areas are illuminated with C63 square lights, embedded in the ceiling. "Cooking requires good, glare-free and even lighting. The IP55 enclosure ensures that steam from the kitchen does not penetrate the lights. The surfaces of the lights are also easy to clean. Good impact resistance ensures that the light fixtures can withstand impact so parts of it will not be scattered around the space, ”Penttinen explains.
The ice restaurant in the snow experience space is decorated with a fairy tale castle theme and it's the perfect venue for weddings and other events. "The venue offers princesses their fairy tale castle wedding with an ice sculpted pumpkin carriage and everything", Koutonen says. 

Lights as part of the interior
The lights in almost all the areas attached to the main building are connected to the DALI control system.
The DALI system allowed us to create a versatile operating system and the light dimming feature has proved to be very useful. The wall panels and the operating system are equipped with automated settings, such as the northern lights setting which dims the space with a press of a button. The light levels can also be adjusted by hand", Penttinen explains.

 ”It's important that the lights can be adjusted to suit everyone in the work space. Some prefer to work in better lit areas than others", Koutonen says.

 The office space, the souvenir shop and the reception area are illuminated with C90 and C95 module lights. Their clear and minimalistic shape lights every corner of the space. "The light fixtures are also interior elements in these areas and an important part of the architecturally stylish space,” Koutonen continues.
The technical spaces, service rooms and the safari service areas are illuminated with i60 lights. The i80 and i85 lights are fitted to the high ceilings of the maintenance areas and the loading bays. They are extremely durable and efficiently light the work areas.

Clean energy from nature
The experience space is 400 m2 in size and contains more than 100 000 kilos of natural ice.
 "Many of our foreign visitors have only seen ice in their cocktail glass. Here they get to marvel at the enormous ice cubes cut from the sea and the river. We are also telling a story about the freezing of the Finnish waters and the clean snow", Koutonen rejoices.
Renewable energy and sustainable energy use are the corner stones of the SnowCastle area operation.
There is a solar plant on the roof of the main building. The buildings are heated with geothermal heating and cooled with geothermal wells. Waste heat is salvaged and used to heat the water.
"Kemi is the first city in Mainland Finland with the ISO 14001 environmental certification. We want to do our share to keep the city green and produce as much of the energy we require as possible", Koutonen states.

The solution in a nutshell

The Kemi SnowCastle, open all year round
• Surface area: 3 812 square metres
• The developer: Kemin Matkailu Ltd.
• Architectural planning: FCG Finnish Consulting Group Ltd.
• Electrical planning: UpNet Engineering Ltd. and Sähköinsinööritoimisto Esko Laakso Ltd.
Lighting:
- Restaurants, spa section, halls D70
- Offices, the store and the reception areas C90 and C95 Kitchens C63
- Technical spaces and the safari service areas i60 and MIRZ54 Loading bays and maintenance areas i85 and i80 

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The new main building at the Kemi SnowCastle area was opened in February 2019. The SnowExperience space allows visitors to marvel at snow and ice at any time of year. The ice restaurant is perfect for events like weddings, and the ice slide is there to tempt the young at heart. The building also houses a viewpoint restaurant, an ice cream parlour, a café and a souvenir shop. The sauna and spa section include a large sun terrace. The Kemi SnowCastle is located at the shore of Bothnian Bay in Sea Lapland.

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Kinderdijk - From Marshlands to World Heritage

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WE VISITED THE NEW VISITOR CENTRE AT THE Kinderdijk World Heritage site, recently opened by Princess Beatrix, Patron of the Dutch Mill Society. Of the 132 entries, the winning design came from the Hague-based architect firm M& DB. They consciously decided to design a modern, simple visitor centre to make it an easily distinguishable, contemporary addition to the traditional old mills. The use of glass walls creates transparency and allows visitors to feel a connection with the outside surroundings.

Small village - Great destination
The Kinderdijk World Heritage site is a gem of nature and culture in the polder landscape of the Netherlands. Only 600 people live in the village of Kinderdijk, but an estimated 700,000 visitors or more come each year for the Kinderdijk World Heritage site. Visitors include many international travellers, mainly from America and Asia who are brought in on cruise ships and coach trips, but it is a popular day trip destination and locals from the area often come to take a walk or to cycle around. An estimated 700,000 people visit the village each year; paying visitors can enjoy a boat cruise, visiting the mills, a guided tour or a film. No record is kept of visitors who choose to simply take a walk or cycle, enjoying the village without shelling out. Not only has the area been a registered World Heritage Site since 1997, but the Dutch government has also designated it as a protected “Natura 2000” nature reserve because it is home to unique species of birds such as the purple heron and black tern.

Water, willpower and wheels
All of the towns and villages in the Alblasserwaard polder are connected by water. A thousand years ago, the Alblasserwaard was a huge bog. The first people to live here permanently built their houses on the dunes so they could stay above water level in the event of a flood. The land was arable, attracting more and more people to the area who wanted to base their livelihoods around the trading towns in the Western Netherlands which were becoming wealthier at the time. Dykes were erected to keep the river water at bay. This meant rain and groundwater had free reign. In the thirteenth century, Count Floris V ordered the creation of the Water Authorities.
Floris V brought the inhabitants of the region together in these organisations to collectively manage the water. A network of ditches and canals drained the water from the polder to its lowest point - the Kinderdijk. Here, four sluices were built to let the water flow into the river Lek at low tide. The area was flooded in the Saint Elizabeth flood of 1421, and thousands of people drowned. It was a catastrophe, and the subsistence was an issue too, needing more and more power to discharge water from the polders to the river. The solution? The mills.

A system of mills and pumps has been installed over the centuries. The series of mills water passes through is made up of 3 polder mills and 16 mills known as bosom mills. Bosom mills are called this way in the Netherlands because a 'boezem' is a type of storage basin or a temporary reservoir. In deep polders like Kinderdijk, the water has to be raised in stages. The maximum lift is approximately 1.5 metres per mill wheel. The lowest mill draws the water to the basin, and the highest mill discharges the water into the river. Following the invention of the steam engine, two steam pumps began to be used in 1869. The first electric-powered pump was used in 1924. During the Second World War, the Germans seized all of the diesel, highlighting again how crucial the mills were when the polders were milled entirely using wind power.

Nowadays, two pumps pump water to the basins located on higher land, where the river flows into the Lek. The G.N. Kok mill can move even more water than 24 mills can handle together. Mortars are controlled by computers at J.U. Smitgemaal, based on water levels and current wind and weather forecasts. At Kinderdijk, 19 of the 20 mills can still be found today. They are on standby and can be deployed when needed. The oldest mill, Blokweer Museum Mill, dates from 1630 and is over a century older than the other mills. Of the 19 mills, 14 are inhabited - some by the same family for many generations. Two museum mills are open to visitors, with a third scheduled to be opened soon.

Lighting emphasises the simplicity
Glamox worked on the lighting plan for A&B Electrotechniek. Though the plan might look boring on paper, in reality it’s obvious how the lighting emphasises the simplicity of the site and enhances its transparency.
Different versions of the D70 downlight have been used in the reception, shop, hospitality area, corridors, and toilets, while i40 luminaires have been installed in the technical areas and i60 luminaires in the kitchen. E80 emergency lights have been installed around the emergency exits.

Theo Vijfvinkel, project leader at A&B Elektrotechniek, is enthusiastic: “We were asked by P van Leeuwen, the construction company, to come up with a proposal. It was a really special project for me - I was born and grew up around here, and when I was a child I went swimming around the Mills. A connection like this makes a project even better and more appealing - luckily, it was able to fit in around the other projects I had scheduled. The team was under pressure as the visitor centre had to be open in time for the summer season, but everyone involved pulled together and everything went smoothly. Glamox was an incredibly easy partner to work with - flexible, proactive, and with good delivery timeframes. When I look at what we’ve managed to achieve, I feel satisfied.”

Pride and Unity
A number of local sponsors came together to help create the visitor centre. An amazing 220 people volunteered to work alongside 60 employees at SWEK, the Stichting Werelderfgoed Kinderdijk, a foundation working to conserve, manage and maintain the mills and promote learning about them. The enthusiastic volunteers all worked in shifts as hosts, millers, skippers, guides, or shop staff and helped to maintain the environment. 

In UNESCO’s words
UNESCO said: “the network of nineteen windmills in Kinderdijk-Elshout shows the incredible contribution the Dutch people have made to technology that keeps water under control. Work on water infrastructure began in the Middle Ages, when it was needed to drain agricultural land and villages, and continues to this day. The area has everything you’d expect to see standing alongside this technology - dykes, reservoirs, pump stations, administrative buildings, and the 19 beautifully preserved windmills.”
 
 
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