St. Peter`s Square radiates in new LED light

St. Peter`s Square radiates in new LED light

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The Vatican once again places its trust in Osram lighting expertise

Osram lends St. Peter's Square in Rome a new sense of radiance. Following refur-bishment, modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires provide a unique lighting experience and also save energy of approximately 70 percent. The project concept by Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano was realised with support from Osram, the reference partner for global lighting expertise.

Cooperation with Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato was also fundamental for the success of the important Sistine Chapel project, carried out in 2014. The new lighting system for the Sistine Chapel featured higher lumen-output and artwork-conserving LED lighting to protect and enhance Michelangelo's renowned frescoes. It also served as a benchmark with regard to artistic, historical and preservative aspects.

 
 

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The Lighting Solution for the St. Peters Square

132 Siteco LED floodlights

The Vatican specified an illuminance level of up to 120 lux at night to provide safety for visitors and to even enable reading on the square during events and celebrations. 132 LED floodlights were installed, providing sufficient brightness and homogeneous illumination for the square. The new lighting lends the existing architecture and materials a visual upgrade – the light underlines the impressive columnar architecture and emphasises the innate colour of the marble.

Ecological sustainability is simultaneously ad-dressed, and for this reason the lighting concept focused on cutting power consumption and avoiding unwanted light immission. "Thanks to modern LED technology in combina-tion with a DALI light management system we achieve energy savings of around 70%," added Carlo Bogani, Executive Project Director at Osram Italy.

Video: first impressions

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Area Lighting with the Floodlight 20 LED

The 132 LED luminaires installed are a customer-specific version of the Floodlight 20 LED with through-wiring and special plug connections that enable simple installation and easy interwiring of the luminaires. The luminaires are equipped with a DALI Professional control system and feature a 4000K light colour (neutral white).

Light has been redefined

  • iF DESIGN AWARD-winning floodlight for maximum perfpormance and fuctionality
  • Innovative platform concept with modular design
  • Flexible lighting technology via precisely matched LED/lens system
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