Better light, lower power consumption and reduced CO2 emissions were the various benefits when Lampas, in collaboration with LINDE EL A/S, developed an LED retrofit kit and upgraded the BALLO lights in the old Fionia Bank building in Odense to LED technology. It also meant that the businesses in the building could retain the attractive white dome lights.
The space where the lights hang is a courtyard that has been covered and turned into an atrium with a high ceiling. Overhead hang rows of BALLO L804-500 large-room pendant lights. The area serves as a cafeteria for the businesses that are tenants in the building. One of them is Nordea.
“We are a bank that offers green products and focuses our image on sustainability. For us, it goes together, that we are also working on sustainability in-house,” says Flemming Rasmussen, Nordea’s Area Manager for Business on Funen.
“The atrium is a fantastic space that works really well, and the lighting is part of the reason for that. It’s also a matter of sustainability, and not simply discarding things. So we are delighted that it was possible to keep the lights and upgrade the technology for a long-term, sustainable solution,” he says.
The LED kit for the BALLO lights has been jointly developed by LINDE EL A/S and Lampas.
“It is intended to make it as easy as possible for the client, so the lights don’t need to be taken down and sent back to the factory,” says Jesper Timming, director at LINDE EL A/S, “We developed a solution that involves taking out the old insides instead and inserting the LED kit. The LED upgrade is in keeping with the political vision, which is focusing on CO2 and energy consumption. As a secondary effect, it also provides more light for the client. So that’s the way forward.”
For Lampas, it has been a positive and exciting collaboration. Lighting Manager Søren Lauritsen says:
“The BALLO lights are architect-designed and examples of excellent craftsmanship. They offer good quality and a timeless look, meaning they can last for many years with updated technology. The solution has been developed in close discussion with the client and the electrical contractor. It has been a tremendously exciting challenge to be involved in finding the perfect solution, both technically and architecturally, for this stylish space.”