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54% Energy Saved with LED – Acquario di Genova

The pilot project focused on revamping the lighting design in three specific areas. The new lighting design aimed for flexibility, easier maintenance and above all at improving the user experience for visitors and staff.



Country

Italy

Start Date

2012

End Date

2014

Website

www.illuminateproject.eu

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The pilot project focused on revamping the lighting design in three specific areas. The new lighting design aimed for flexibility, easier maintenance and above all at improving the user experience for visitors and staff. The lighting system needed an upgrade in general. The challenge being that in all areas of the aquarium the lighting levels should be different during visitor hours, cleaning operations hours, event hosting periods,… In addition, emergency lighting was needed. The reflections had to be controlled so as not to interfere with the visitors’ experience. Some lighting installations are also in a particular environment where fixtures and associated drivers need to be resilient to high temperatures and a saline environment.

Visitors Walkways: The lighting system is now uniform and better integrated in the aquarium’s general look. One single system is installed, that can fit all the possible lighting requirements from the cleaning-up in the morning to the gala dinners at night.

Touch pool area: The lighting system now gives different colours to the rocks and exhibits. The pool is well-lit and visitors’ attention focuses naturally on the rays.

Manatees and Seals tanks: The adoption of internal lights has resulted in a significant reduction in electrical power use and the position of the lamps under the bridge have increased the value of underwater sightseeing from the top.

 

Contacts
Organisation

Acquario di Genova

Project contact

Marco Caraveo