During operation the North German retailer famila changed its lighting system in the Timmendorfer Strand branch over to LED lighting. The luminaire type, luminaire colour and light colour temperature make the lighting concept complete and produce customized lighting in the individual departments. For the first time, the E-LINE NEXT LED was used that had just recently been launched in April 2019.
Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
The new E-LINE NEXT LED masters the most varied ceiling requirements up to a height of five metres and serves the purpose of basic illumination for the dry foods, beverages, textiles, stationery or porcelain. The surface-mounted spotlight CANILO sets carefully dosed accents, while GRADO intensifies the illumination of the goods and, in the case of the display graphics, ensures an optimum long-distance effect in the Ostsee-Supermarkt (Baltic Supermarket).
Orientation with atmosphere made easy: suspended luminaire LORETO with a diameter of 1 metre guides in the main aisle through the supermarket and harmonizes the ceiling, while surface-mounted spotlight CANILO emphasizes the gondola heads. A good example of customer guidance and deceleration, important aids for an increase in sales.
Proudly presenting the new E-Line Next LED (from the left):
Installer Hendrik Latendorf, Supermarket Manager David Karsten, Project Manager Matthias Holst and Oktalite Key Account Manager Andreas Kaesler.
“Modernization during current operation is a challenge for everyone. Master electrician Matthias Holst, the company Bodo Wascher, and Oktalite optimally coordinated with each other and supplemented each other on site. We are enthusiastic about the economy of the E-LINE NEXT LED."
David Karsten, Deputy Supermarket Manager
Departments such as beauty, fruit and vegetables as well as wine were decoratively and emotionally upgraded by our suspended luminaires. The arrangements in groups of 3 in the respective area colours are custom-made designs. A special feature in the atmospheric premium segment of wine: the light colour temperature was reduced to 2700 Kelvin; the spotlight colour changes from silver to black.
Specialist departments for meat and cheese gain from our special light colours. The fresh food counters visible from far off have a magnetic effect. The two-row arrangement of the black recessed spotlights AGIRA PLUS is out of the ordinary. By means of LIVELINK the light colour and the brightness can be controlled individually here.
Recommended for the suspended ceilings with a height of 3.20 metres are efficient recessed luminaires such as SIELLA and AGIRA PLUS in silver in the checkout area and SISTEMA for the dairy products area.
3 questions to Project Manager and Master Electrician Matthias Holst, company of Bodo Wascher, Lübeck branch
1. What advantages does the installation of E-Line Next LED provide?
The new strip light is a lightweight compared to the old one. Through the greater length of the components we have a real time saving and lower expenditure on the installation. We no longer need to assemble every metre a complete strip light with mounting rails and accessories plus everything that also has to be wired. But we have parts up to a length of three metres that we suspend from the ropes at one go, connect up and then already have functioning. With this one-off connection we definitely achieve a time saving during the installation effort.
2. How did the installation process develop?
Economically: we were able to mount many parts in the shortest possible time and blocked important aisles only briefly. The disturbance of customers and employees was hence kept to a minimum.
3. Has installation expense been reduced?
Yes, after the evaluation of our costs for the installation of the lighting system and compared to other lighting conversions earlier, it could be seen quite clearly that the expense has been reduced.
Oktalite Lichttechnik GmbH
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