Location Cenate Sotto BG, Italy
“ We were looking for the best possible solution.
For us, it had to be white light and CosmoPolis with
Xtreme Lumistep Drivers proved to be the winner”
Diego Ardizzone, Designer, ING
Following the renovation of a large town area, the Cenate Sotto
municipality wanted to replace lightpoints covering an area of
4,500 km2 . To help them choose the best quality light with the
highest energy savings they enlisted the help of Gewiss, a leading
manufacturer of fully integrated electrical installation and lighting
systems and lighting specialist Diego Ardizzone.
Light influences the way people feel about city life, particularly
at night when artificial lighting becomes part of the architecture.
The district authority wanted to replace the unattractive, yellow
sodium lighting with better quality white light to save energy and
enhance the city’s ambience.
On the recommendation of Mr Ardizzone, the Cenate Sotto
municipality chose CosmoPolis for its warm white light and the
dramatic affect it has on night-time ambience. A total of 620
Avenue3 Gewiss luminaires equipped with Cosmopolis were
used to upgrade the fixtures and obsolete lightpoints.These are
controlled by PHILIPS HID DV XTREME LUMISTEP to switch the
light points on and off, dimming light levels by 50% at night to save
energy and avoid light pollution.
The city now benefits from the highest quality light levels, while
night-time dimming guarantees energy savings of 40%. The solution
saves € 32,000, annually, giving a pay-back time of less than 4 years.
The 80,000 hour maintenance interval also minimises costs and
the ballasts also come with an 8-year commercial warranty.
©2012 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
Date of release: July 2012
GEWISS provides solutions for the domotic, energy and
lighting industry: apart from systems for Home & Building
automation and video communication, the GEWISS
portfolio also includes systems for energy distribution and
protection, and lighting systems for urban, domestic, street,
industrial and emergency contexts.
Diego Ardizzone, Studio Ardizzone
Cenate Sotto BG, Italy
COLMAN LUCA s.rl.
Xtreme Lumistep, CosmoPolis
Philips account manager
Anna Chiara Mazzotta