Fortimo LED LLM
Residents enjoy the natural colours of their surroundings in the evening
and the municipality is very pleased with the energy savings of more than
50% that have been achieved with this lighting solution. The Fortimo LED
LLM’s long lifetime cuts overall costs and significantly reduces maintenance
Before... ...and after.
Fortimo LED linear light modules deliver
high-quality white light, creating a natural,
welcoming atmosphere in residential areas
Gavoi, a small municipality on the Italian island of Sardinia, is famous
for its pecorino cheese. The historic centre, with its charming
Romanesque San Gavino church, is more than worth a visit. Even so,
time has not stood still here, and the municipality has made reducing
its power consumption and CO2 impact a priority. For example,
the town collaborated with a major supplier of solar power to
equip a large public building with solar panels. And planning to install
LED-based public lighting ensured that municipality received a grant
to replace the outdated luminaires.
The existing lighting in Gavoi comprised high-pressure sodium lamps
in two common wattages, 100W and 120W. The main disadvantage
of these lamps is the unnatural yellow light. This light results in poor
colour rendering of illuminated objects, and produces a lot of
spill-over light, creating irritating light pollution and wasting energy.
Opting for the Neri Lanterna PN804L321 has delivered two benefits
for the price of one – improvements in the quality of light and a
dramatic reduction in power consumption. The secret inside these
attractively shaped, classically styled lanterns is the innovative Philips
Fortimo LED linear light modules (LLM). Fortimo LED LLM system
provides high-quality, natural white light that makes people feel safe
The municipality of Gavoi
Public works department Gavoi
Fortimo LED LLM 4500lm 730 system
Philips account manager
Anna Chiara Mazzotta
350 Lanterna luminaires equipped with Fortimo LED LLM were installed
on 40 streets in Gavoi. Initially the municipality had reservations about
switching to LEDs, expecting a harsh bluish light. Once the first lanterns
were installed, it became clear that these doubts were completely
unfounded. The pleasant, warm white light from the Fortimo LED LLM has
excellent colour rendering. This ensures that even at night the village retains
its characteristic appearance and charming atmosphere. And thanks to the
excellent optics in the Lanterna, the light only shines where it is needed.
Both the municipality and the residents are enthusiastic about the new
lighting in their village. The residents especially appreciate the natural
colours and easy recognition of their surroundings in the evening and,
as a result, they feel a great deal safer. The municipality is very pleased
with the tremendous energy savings achieved with this lighting solution.
When compared to the previous high-pressure sodium lamps, with
power usage of 100W to 120W, the Fortimo LED LLM only consumes
53W, delivering a cost reduction of over 50%! The Fortimo LED LLM
has a lifetime of 50,000 hours, compared to approximately 20,000 hours
for high-pressure sodium lamps, which also cuts overall costs and
significantly reduces maintenance expenditure. A good thing indeed,
because with the money that has been saved, the municipality can
invest in other important initiatives to benefit the village residents.
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