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Lavaur Town Hall, France

  • Lavaur Town Hall, France
  • Lavaur Town Hall, France
  • Lavaur Town Hall, 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

    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.

New light on Lavaur Town Hall

For a fine example of tasteful and effective illumination of a historical building, look no further than the town hall in Lavaur, located in the Pyrenees in Southwestern France.

When the town council decided to refurbish the old courthouse as the new town hall, their main concern was to retain the historical ambience, which also posed the main challenge for the lighting solution. The answer was an array of illuminated columns, supported by floodlights and a range of LED products.

Six, pencil thin, tubular Alumet Control Indirect luminaires each with a 150W HIT-CE lamp provide soft directional lightning in front of the building. The main face of the stonework is enhanced by a mixture of Cesar up/down floodlights and Qba projectors, the latter with a choice of colours and controls. Ten 600mm LED Thornline (custom) battens highlight the upper walls with 12 spotlights mounted on the roof; elsewhere the entrance staircase is lit by recessed E/Fact LEDs. All employ 3000K light sources.