Keeping stores

Cool

Irma, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Find out how energy saving lighting is helping Irma reduce its carbon emissions.

The lighting is a
good example

of us choosing the best solutions for all areas.''

 

- Lars Børresen, head of department of operating and engineering

Customer challenge

 

Irma is making special stores. It is the second oldest supermarket chain in the world, and it has a focus on quality products and environment-friendly practices. For its new flagship store in Copenhagen, the company was looking for a way to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

The right lighting

 

Irma is no stranger to technology. For the new store, it introduced a number of initiatives such as a new cash register system, new info-friezes with 3D effect, and electronic shelf forefronts.  A major focus of these innovations was saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. The store even went so far as to use remote cooling, where chilled water is brought in from the ocean.

 

Energy saving lighting helped take the innovations even further. To create a pleasing atmosphere, ExactEffect LEDs were installed around the store. Because of the advanced optics, these luminaries offer precise light distribution, meaning they can be placed at larger distances. This leads to further energy savings, and the fixtures are perfect for highlighting products thanks to their excellent color rendering.

 

To enhance the store appearance, we installed ColorFuse Powercore around the columns inside the building. The lights create an attractive blue glow which gives the store a refreshing, modern feel. Because all of the new fixtures utilize LED technology, they provide heat-free operation, and minimal energy consumption.

 

The new LED light sources have a lifetime of approximately 50,000 burning hours in comparison to 10,000-12,000 hours for traditional lamps. As a result, the new supermarket lighting is essentially maintenance free.

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