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Bethoncourt, France

  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Bethoncourt, France
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Providing lighting only when it’s needed.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Reducing waste light during daylight hours.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    Producing the correct lighting levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Zoning lighting in accordance to occupancy patterns or window location.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Tailoring maintenance schedules in accordance to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Enabling results of actions to be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

LEDs for Bethoncourt street lighting

Bethoncourt, a small town in eastern France near the Swiss-German border, has just switched on a street lighting scheme in support of an extensive programme of urban renewal.

Like many towns and cities it has an urban development plan within which areas showing signs of physical decay and more general social and economic decline are gradually improved through a range of fiscal, social and environmental measures. The new lighting forms part of the modernisation programme to improve travel conditions, mainly for pedestrians, and upgrade the main axis of the neighbourhood, making it a more attractive place in which to live, work or visit.

The scheme involves the supply of 30 stylish Thorn Dyana LED* street lanterns – in wattage ratings of 75W and 45W – and 26 Plurio 45W LED decorative lanterns for pedestrian and cycle path lighting.

The improved colour appearance (4200K) and colour rendering is a boon to specifiers who have to take account of the amenity value of street lighting in town centres.

The town also wanted energy-efficient lanterns, with high reliability and limited maintenance since the exterior lighting functions throughout the year.

Besides employing a patented high performance optic to reduce glare, the scheme eliminates light above the horizontal.  Overall it demonstrates how the latest lighting equipment uses less energy to enhance task performance and improve both the night-time atmosphere and day-time appearance, thus helping to sustain the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community.

*NB: Since the initial release of the Dyana LED lantern, there have been a number of changes and improvements. The latest two versions deliver 2828 and 4242 lumens for 39W and 58W of power respectively. Visit the Electronic Product Catalogue for the latest information.