Danish design to light up Copenhagen

Danish design to light up Copenhagen - C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller
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3.9.2014

Lunia, developed by C. F. Møller Design for Swarco Denmark A/S, is a new LED road luminaire designed to fit into many different urban environments. Now, Lunia has been selected as street light for the municipality of Copenhagen, in dialogue between the municipality and the French lighting company Citelum who will install around 8,500 units in 2014-15.

The City of Copenhagen has recently signed an agreement with Citelum, which is one of the leading global street lighting contractors, to replace more than 20,000 old lighting fixtures with energy efficient LED light sources. This will halve the energy consumption for street lighting.

The City of Copenhagen is already state-of-the-art in terms of sustainable solutions. Now the council has the objective to provide city residents the most sophisticated street lights in the world based on wireless intelligent control, in terms of energy savings, aesthetics, design and lighting quality.

Nordic lighting

The design of Lunia supports all these parameters, and is developed on the basis of a Nordic lighting design tradition, where the luminaires are placed low and allow a clear view of the night sky. The timelessly simple, geometric form language is suitable for repetition in the urban landscape, and blends seamlessly into many different urban contexts.

The many luminaires will primarily be set up in Copenhagen residential streets and minor roads, in and around the inner suburbs. Lunia can be controlled wirelessly via a transmitter, so that the illumination can be continuously adapted to the needs of a given area all day round. This minimizes energy consumption and light pollution, while improving safety and security.

In addition to design quality and sustainability, Lunia is also characterized by a strong focus on operations and serviceability, including health and safety for operating personnel. For example, all service can be handled from the top, with both hands free, and all loose parts secured. Lunia has excellent light quality and color stability, and is constructed of high quality components with a service life of about 100,000 hours.

Future scenarios

As a special feature, Lunia is prepared for different future scenarios. The fixture can responsively relay i.e. traffic information, by means of a colored, glowing ring on the underside. This can transform the luminaire into an active signaling device, which can serve as a marker of traffic intensity, events, marking the bus stop locations etc.

Lunia is the result of an international collaboration: C. F. Møller Design (DK) has developed the fixture with the Danish branch of SWARCO (A), who produces and delivers the turnkey solution for Citelum (F).

SWARCO Denmark A/S is part of the Austrian SWARCO Group, which is owned 100% by Manfred Swarovski. SWARCO specializes in developing advanced solutions for traffic and infrastructure and is the leading player in the market for intelligent transportation solutions (ITS). SWARCO Denmark A/S is part of SWARCO Nordic, which consists of more than 210 highly qualified employees and a turnover of more than 500 million DKK. The company is leading in the Danish market - see more at www.swarco.dk.

C.F. Møller Design is part of C.F. Møller Architects, one of Scandinavia's leading and largest architectural firms. C.F. Møller Design cooperates with Danish and international companies on the design and development of innovative products for buildings and urban spaces, creating value, meaning and unity. C.F. Møller Design is responsible for a wide range of interiors, furnishings, building components, lighting and other products - see more at www.cfmoller.com.


For more information please contact:

Head of C.F. Møller Design: Jon Brøcker job@cfmoller.com / +45 2938 7303
Swarco Denmark A/S Søren Kolding / Lars Kjaer, lars.kjaer@swarco.dk / +45 5137 5018

Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller
Photographer: C.F. Møller

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