3 February 2012

Osram Oslon SSL LEDs in Arquiled’s luminaires illuminate Portuguese supermarkets

Using Oslon SSL LEDs made by Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany and the intelligent light management system of luminaires supplied by Portuguese lamp maker Arquiled, the Jerónimo Martins Group is among the first European retail companies to equip its new stores entirely with LED lighting, halving its future lighting energy costs.

Picture: Arquiled luminares fitted with Osram LEDs illuminate Jerónimo Martins Group's parking lots and gas stations.

Jeronimo Martins Group has been using the luminaire concepts from Arquiled in its new stores since spring 2011. The first LED-based lighting systems were installed in a new Recheio store in Torres Vedras, a rapidly growing region north of Lisbon. The lighting in both the shop and the outdoor areas is being seen as a model and reference for the chain’s other stores. The next project is already being planned for a store in Tavira, Portugal, where Arquiled will likewise incorporate products from Osram Opto in its special lighting concept. “Apart from the performance and efficiency of the products, which are unparalleled on the LED market, another winning feature of the LEDs from Germany is the excellent local support we receive,” comments Arquiled’s CEO Rafael Abelha Santos.

The Jeronimo Martins Group is also using luminaires from Arquiled and LEDs from Osram Opto for its outdoor lighting in the parking lots and around the integrated gas stations. The Arquicity street lamps are equipped with light sensors and can adapt their brightness automatically to changing situations. The combination of intelligent light management and the low energy consumption of the LEDs is expected to slash energy costs. “The technical properties of the LED technology will help to achieve considerable savings on power consumption and offer numerous advantages in terms of installation and maintenance too,” says Antonio Sousa of Osram Opto Semiconductors Portugal. “That means we save three different resources: power, time and money,” he adds.

The project began with a detailed analysis of the retail chain’s lighting requirements. Based on the results, Arquiled developed a luminaire concept to meet the special needs of supermarkets. LED lighting not only offers a long service life and associated low maintenance costs but also suits direct product illumination: LEDs generally emit very little thermal energy and do not heat up the objects they are illuminating, so they can be positioned closer to products without damaging them.

Three Arquiled modules are to be used at the Jerónimo Martins in Tavira: the Arquiway (a module comprising four Oslon SSL LEDs); the Arquistore (with 72 Oslon SSL LEDs per luminaire); and Arquishelf luminaires (which will provide special shelf lighting, with 56 Oslon SSL LEDs, illuminating products in the ideal color temperature to display them at their best).

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