65 % Energy Savings with SWAREFLEX Lighting at Car Park “THE SQUAIRE” at Frankfurt Airport
Directly on an important traffic junction, THE SQUAIRE parking offers the tenants of the business building THE SQUAIRE, the visitors of the ICE train station and the Airport city Frankfurt 2.500 parking lots on 9 levels. The car park is very eco-freindly and is the first car park in Europe, which was awarded with the international sustainability certificate “LEED Gold”. The main goal of the illumination concept was to put the client and its needs in the focus of the solution development. That resulted in an innovative lighting concept with 3.800 SWAROTUBE luminaires.
Instead of the usually required average illuminance value of 35 lx SWAREFLEX´ solution provided an average of 75 lx while saving 65 % of electricity costs. The application specific designed LED luminaire SWAROTUBE with highly precise crystal glass optics directs the light evenly to the relevant areas on the driving lane and the parking lots. In contrast to conventional luminaires, which spread the light over the whole length of the luminaire, the SWAROTUBE features two short LED segments on each end which the light precisely to the lane and the border areas of the parking lots. The LED drivers are installed in the center of the luminaire case.
The system shines with high economic efficiency and a lifetime of 80.000 hours. The intelligent control system with presence signals and time control also contributes to savings in terms of energy and operating costs. SWAROTUBE is extremely robust and resistant to environmental influences and vandalism. The luminaires can be cleaned with hose water and come with a thief-proof installation system.
The energy efficient illumination concept was awarded with the Fraport Energy Award 2012 in the category „Innovation“. Recently, THE SQUAIRE parking also received the renowned certificate “User friendly car park” by Germany’s largest automobile club ADAC.