With the existing system comprising 175 lighting points covering 140,000 m2, upgrading the lights would not be easy. The clinic wanted to replace the outdated mercury-vapor lamps with modern LED ones. However, the new lights needed to match the building characteristics while utilizing the existing lamp fittings.
Philips stepped up to the challenge. We installed 12 modular SpeedStar streetlamps along the visitor entrance on Lohmühlenstrasse. Some of the parking areas had previously been left in the shadows due to the tall trees, but the arching design and bright beams of the new parking lot lighting corrected this problem. Across the pavement, we replaced the old lamps with nine modular CitySpirit LEDs, which create decorative accents and bright illumination that cuts through darkness.
CitySoul LEDs were installed around the clinic’s grounds and in Kirschbaumallee , the hospital’s central thoroughfare. The consistent quality of light now makes the clinic exterior a pleasant and safe place to be at night, with improved navigation for visitors. The ecological goals have been met, too – in 2011, the clinic received the Hamburg Environmental Partnership certificate, in recognition of its green efforts.
Since the outdoor lighting solutions were introduced, the clinic has saved 52,800kWh per annum. This is a 55% reduction on the former yearly rate. In addition, the new lights in Kirschbaumallee have delivered an impressive energy saving of 90%.