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Niort Music Hall and Sports Centre, France

  • Niort Music Hall and Sports Centre, France
  • Niort Music Hall and Sports Centre, 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.

Alumet Stage LEDs add drama and excitement to Niort's Music Hall and Sports Centre

Niort is a pretty historic town in western France and one of the country's main financial centres (ranked fourth after Paris, Lyon and Lille). In cooperation with Neo Light lighting designers, INEO electrical consultants and the town's officials, Thorn has given Niort's new Music Hall and Sports Centre a vibrant, exciting personality.

Impressive lighting effects

An impressive exterior wall washing and accent lighting scheme has been made possible using Thorn's unique Alumet Stage illuminated column. Alumet Stage is elegantly designed and houses four multi-directional spotlights offering flicker-free light with good colour rendition efficiency.

A total of 18 columns have been installed, using blue and warm white LEDs to inspire and create a sense of fun and enjoyment for the local community. The effects from the spotlights can be easily adjusted to create drama and impact during special events, without the need to change the position of the columns. The special effects are made possible by a choice of light distributions, colours and optical accessories, which are also ideal for accentuating architecture and natural features.Efficient and low maintenance

The IP65 sealed lighting scheme is an energy saver too. The LED modules are rated at only 17W to provide significant energy savings compared to conventional light sources.

Alumet Stage has additionally been designed to optimise LED heat management, providing a long 50,000-lifetime – the equivalent of 12 years at a 4000-hour yearly burning time.

Niort's Music Hall and Sports Centre demonstrates how floodlighting not only enhances urban buildings, but also adds personality and character by softening and enlivening plain facades.