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Gotberg Winery, Czech Republic

  • Gotberg Winery, Czech Republic
  • Gotberg Winery, Czech Republic
  • 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

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light 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 can be installed 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

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response 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

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

Thorn gets wine enthusiasts in the mood

If there's one thing that wine enthusiasts welcome when choosing their tours in sunny climates, it's an inviting, award-winning and well-lit winery. That's just what visitors to Southern Moravia in the Czech Republic now have with the premier Gotberg Winery. Designed by Bukolsky Architects, the contemporary building and lighting create a fantastic atmosphere of cleanliness and spaciousness using pure materials. 

Illuminating taste buds

In the tasting and selling areas, recessed mounted Mica luminaires illuminate the block panel barrel ceiling using accent lighting distribution to create an aesthetically pleasing effect. Available in a wide choice of sizes, frames, mounting depths and light sources, Mica also provides a high level of general lighting. Precise beam control prevents obtrusive light and ensures a comfortable environment for wine tasting.

Mica is additionally supplemented by Chalice downlights, which feature new energy saving compact fluorescent lamps to consume 25% less power compared to traditional versions. An advanced multi-functional dimmable ballast also provides additional energy savings through DALI or DSI control and corridor functionality.

A complete lighting solution

Within the main production areas, AquaForce II luminaires are installed to meet strict hygiene requirements. Featuring a deep gasket channel, AquaForce II is IP65 rated and has a suspendable gear tray for ease of maintenance.

Other luminaires that contribute to the winery's efficiency include LED Voyager emergency bulkheads as well as Punch II linear fluorescents, which cut energy consumption by 30% compared to Switchstart and have a high LOR (63%) to reduce the number of fittings. The Voyager bulkheads additionally include those with automatic testing to reduce maintenance.

Guidance around the building is provided by Thorn's robust and circular aluminium Chartor bollards, which have a simple design for subtle integration.