Budapest – HUNGARY

A place Budapest is both a capital city and county and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which comprises 33% of the population of Hungary. Dózsa György út is located in the Liget - City Park neighbourhood, a bustling part of the city. Lined with banks, offices, a diplomatic quarter and restaurants, this 2km-long avenue has thriving residential and business communities. It is also a road taken by the many tourists who visit the Hungarian capital to visit the UNESCO world heritage Heroes Square.

A need In 2015, the Hungarian government launched the Liget Budapest Project - a massive 4-year project to completely renew Budapest’s largest and most iconic public park and neighbourhood. As part of this project and in line with the city’s objective to reduce its energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 30% compared to 2005 by 2030, the lighting on the busy Dózsa György út was to be replaced. The challenge was to install a sustainable lighting solution that would protect and enhance the historic fabric of this emblematic avenue and ensure safety on the road and paths.

A Schréder STUDIO solution Looking to use the latest technology to deliver a suitable LED heritage lighting solution, the urban planner contacted Schréder STUDIO. They set the challenge of recreating exactly the same lantern that lighted Heroes Square, thus preserving a link with this historic square while bringing the avenue into the 21st century. Having built the original lanterns many years ago, our design team set about incorporating the latest LED technology to deliver an authentic luminaire with outstanding performance. Schréder STUDIO integrated new energy-efficient optics to provide the required distribution across this large avenue and footpaths, without over- lighting or producing obtrusive light. A warm white colour temperature was selected to create a warm and welcoming environment, more in keeping with the ambiance provided by the old sodium lamps lighting the avenue. The lanterns were pre-fitted with NEMA sockets, as the city has opted to install the Schréder EXEDRA control system to dim the lighting outside of peak hours, with the option to scale the system in the future to collect and transport data for smart services.


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