Arcushallen uses Aura Supreme T5 Long Life
Arcushallen in Sweden uses Aura Supreme T5 Long Life and T5 fittings. As the municipality uses Long Life fluorescent lamps instead of standard fluorescent lamps, huge savings can be made.
Arcushallen – Now Bathed in Light
Previously, when fairs were organised at Arcushallen, complaints regarding the poor quality of light came thick and fast. Fair exhibitors actually thought that the light distorted the colour of the products they were displaying.
As a result, Luleå Municipality in Sweden decided to deal with the problem. Aura Light provided the solution. Following a tender process, electrical contractor YIT Sverige was awarded the municipal contract and the old highpressure sodium lighting from the 1980s could finally be replaced. It was obvious that the new fluorescent lamps would be the Long Life type.
«It is a huge advantage not having to replace fluorescent lamps quite so often. It also saves money and is good for the environment», says Lars-Gunnar Johansson, Project Manager at YIT.
Environmental focus in Luleå Municipality
And the environment is one of the areas of focus for Luleå Municipality, explains Jan Hjärtberg, Administrator at Luleå Municipality. The municipality’s environmental work is based, in part, on working towards a long-term sustainable society with healthy people and unspoilt nature as a goal. As part of this work, the municipality is working actively with suppliers and chooses products in accordance with agreed environmental goals.
Investment creates huge savings
Arcushallen currently contains 940 new T5 fittings and 1,880 new Aura SUPREME T5 Long Life fluorescent lamps. As the municipality uses Long Life fluorescent lamps instead of standard fluorescent lamps, huge savings can be made. Lars-Gunnar explains as follows.
«As Aura’s Long Life fluorescent lamps use considerably less energy than the old lighting and the lamps do not need to be replaced as often, the municipality’s costs are as much as SEK 11 million less during the life of the lamps!» Jan concludes.
«Thanks to the new lighting, we can save both money and the environment.»
And the fair exhibitors, what do they think?
«They seem pleased. We haven’t had complaints lately. The lighting is great, clear and bright, and it is a more pleasant environment.», Jan replies.