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Bosch China HQ, Shanghai

  • Bosch China HQ, Shanghai
  • Bosch China HQ, Shanghai
  • Bosch China HQ, Shanghai
  • Bosch China HQ, Shanghai
  • Bosch China HQ, Shanghai
  • 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.

Energy saving luminaires for new Bosch headquarters

A combination of Thorn fluorescent and LED lighting has been used to illuminate one of the most modern corporate offices in the Asia Pacific region.The Bosch China headquarters in Shanghai has approximately 6,500 energy-efficient luminaires - mainly twin 49W T5 (T16) recessed Quattro fixtures and D-CO LED downlights - providing a good working illumination of 500 lux for over 1,500 staff.

The $980-million CNY (EUR117 million) complex is designed to house three business streams - automotive technology, industrial technology and consumer goods & building technology. Additional workspace includes a substantial R&D facility and training centre. Opened a little under a year ago, it sets new standards of efficiency helping Bosch to remain the world’s leading supplier of auto technology and products.

The brief to the lighting manufacturer called for fixtures to meet strict energy conservation and environmental protection objectives, cater for specific functions and areas and highlight architectural aesthetics.

The lighting solution for the impressive 78,000 sq. m building was designed according to Thorn’s PEC (Performance, Comfort and Efficiency) concept.

The T5 fluorescent lamps outperform the state-recommended standards with a luminous efficiency above 85 lm/W, a luminaire efficiency greater than 65%, and an actual lighting power density of 14.2 W/m². The Quattro luminaires also employ high-frequency electronic ballasts to further reduce power consumption and improve lighting quality.

The lighting is pleasantly subdued using low glare (UGR < 19) Cat 2 fine-mesh louvres. In addition, the optics increase the vertical luminance, which enhances the dimensions of objects, encourages information exchanges, and boosts productivity and work enjoyment. By using 4000K tubes with a high colour rendering index (>80) it was possible to create a soft, natural-looking ambience. Finally, the luminaires were custom made for each particular ceiling grid system and ceiling colour. This allows the lighting to blend harmoniously with the ceiling.