The breakthrough of LED technology currently being experienced in architectural lighting is probably the biggest development in lighting technology for decades. ERCO plays a leading role in implementing these advances with practical LED lighting tools. The new technology opens up possibilities for realising efficient visual comfort to a previously unattainable level.
With our "tune the light" approach, we develop innovative products and methods for making, directing and controlling light, enabling designers and users alike to optimally exploit the advantages of LEDs. The aim of this overview is to explain ERCO´s specific approach and to help to shape a safe and inspirational transition into a new age of architectural lighting.
Technology for LEDs
Factors for innovative LED technology
Comprehensive service and professional project management are an integral part of an ERCO lighting solution.
Lighting using LED
The film documents how ERCO introduces the latest LED technology in architecture and gives insight into the design, development and production of the LED lighting tools.
Technology for LEDs
Factors for innovative LED
The breakthrough of LEDs to become an important light source has caused the focus in lighting technology to shift towards the combination of optical and electronic elements, i.e. to optoelectronics. ERCO´s competence in design and production in this field is extensive. In order to create innovative products to reach the goal of efficient visual comfort, technologies and processes are continuously being developed throughout the LED´s value-adding chain. Optoelectronic competence means mastering all the new challenges with excellence: from electronic component heat management to the development of efficient optical systems and from optimising control gear and digital interfaces to developing the corresponding tools in the control software.
By using dedicated PCB layouts equipped with carefully selected LED binnings, ERCO ensures that optimum luminous flux and colour rendition is obtained for each specific lighting task.
The optical systems for LED lighting tools are vastly different from those of conventional luminaires. ERCO designs and builds these systems in-house to ensure a perfect match, thereby allowing their full potential to be exploited in terms of efficiency and lighting quality.
ERCO places particular importance on heat management. This ensures that LED modules operate within their safe temperature range, achieving rated life and output for the specified power throughout their operational life.
LEDs require fully compatible electronic control gear. The development of electronic modules in-house gives ERCO freedom in designing the form and function of innovative lighting tools.
LEDs and digital lighting controls such as Light System DALI are truly made for each other. No other light source can be controlled as flexibly and efficiently as an LED. The user-friendly operation through lighting control allows great scope to design scenographic lighting in the sense of "tune the light", this enables the potential energy saving to be fully realised.
For rational planning and practical application, ERCO has fully integrated the LED technology into the system design of its existing product ranges. The available range of shapes, light intensity distributions, wattages and colour temperatures is suitably comprehensive.
BSH Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte Netherlands head office, Hoofddorp. (left). Stiefelkönig shoe shop , Vienna (right).
The current status of LED technology, as implemented in ERCO's LED-based lighting tools, allows a wide range of applications in architectural settings in both indoor and outdoor areas. Successful projects with ERCO LED luminaires confirm the fundamental technical and planning concepts, making Efficient visual comfort a tangible reality.
Dior c/o Selfridges, London (left). Leica trade fair stand and gallery, Photokina 2012 , Cologne (right).
Outdoor lighting effects at the BI Norwegian Business School, Bergen.
Konserthus Stavanger square lighting. (left). Private residence, Dortmund. (right).
LED Lighting: Projects worldwide
LED projects in the Light Scout
LED projects illuminated by ERCO
ERCO illuminates over 2800 projects worldwide with LEDs. As early as in 2000, ERCO started working on professional LED lighting tools for orientation, accent and ambient lighting, and for efficient wallwashing.
LED Lighting: Select projects
Wiesbadener Volksbank - Private Banking
The Private Banking department of the Wiesbadener Volksbank has found its home in a historic villa - which is scenically illuminated in prestigious fashion at night using ERCO's LED technology.
Starbucks at the Altmarkt
Starbucks - the global brand for the laid-back American approach to enjoying coffee - gets serious with the subject of sustainability: LED wallwashers and LED spotlights for efficient visual comfort.
Axis Walklight mark the steps on Czartoryskich Square in Cracow. Because the direct component of the light from the LEDs is shielded, passers-by are ensured a high level of visual comfort.
Opened in 1964, this museum in Duisburg is dedicated to one of the great sons of the city - the sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Optec LED spotlights in the galleries excel in flexibility and efficiency. Brilliant light emphasises the shape of the sculptures.
GANT flagship store
The GANT flagship store located in the Myslbek shopping centre in Prague exclusively uses LED lighting. Brilliant light, energy savings and long life are only some of the key advantages of efficient LED technology.