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Université Toulouse, France

  • Université Toulouse, France
  • Université Toulouse, France
  • Université Toulouse, France
  • Université Toulouse, 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.

LED downlights for university meeting room

The second-oldest university in France - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, founded in 1229 - has recently switched on an up-to-the-minute LED lighting installation that bridges hundreds of years in an effective and efficient way.

 Lighting designers Tasserahave used a combination of recessed 18W Base LED 165 and 33W Cruz 160 LEDdownlights with decorative frosted glass rings throughout the Gabriel Marty meeting room.  The LED luminaires were selected for their high output (1,000 and 2,000 lumens respectively) and efficiency as well as their long life and excellent colour rendering. Replacing 58W fluorescent lamps, the new lighting scheme has increased light levels from 250 to 400 lux while maintaining the same electrical load - 2.5kW.

The new dimmable units– almost 100 of them – are used in four regular rows, with the Cruz 160 LEDs on the outside, to provide even and glare free levels of lighting over the stylish and elegant wooden conference table and surrounding polished floor. Supplementing the ceiling lights are adjustable D-CO LED Gyro downlights, which use clusters of 1.2W LEDs to highlight the key focal graphic on the end wall.

The room was designed by locally based architect Charrièreet Jacob and electrical installation was by INEO of Toulouse.