Project of LED architectural lighting

The cathedral of Arezzo was illuminated by AEC Illuminazione

AEC Illuminazione illuminated the Duomo, one of the most important symbols of the city of Arezzo. It was one of the most ambitious projects in our city that saw the expertise of many local companies in the field. A project where multiple resources have come together to restore light to a place that has always been fundamental for citizens.
AEC, with its Made in Italy LED floodlight chosen specifically for their quality and efficiency, took care of the complete lighting of the cathedral facade. With the floodlight of the Galileo series it was possible to highlight every architectural detail, making the yellow color of the stone homogeneous and natural. Unlike the previous lighting with traditional sodium lamps, with the new LED floodlights, each area of the facade is now perfectly visible and recognizable.
The cathedral of Arezzo is an architectural icon and with the new LED flooglighting, AEC has managed to preserve and accentuate the architectural and religious values of the whole complex.

But how did this project come about?

The initiative to illuminate one of the most important symbols of the city with LED was born from Lions Club Host Arezzo, which raised the necessary funds for the design of the system.
For 3 years now, there has been talk of redeveloping the Cathedral with LEDs in order to give it back light and allow the citizens of Arezzo to frequent that important historical area.
The project therefore wanted to give the façade a night vision similar to the day one, without distorting the appearance but instead maintaining a completely uniform and harmonious feeling.

A rebirth for citizens

In a certain sense, we can consider the Duomo's LED lighting project to be a real rebirth. The Cathedral has always had an important function in the city, as a meeting place for citizens. The area had been poorly lit for years and this created a sense of insecurity and discomfort even in frequenting the neighboring areas. With new outdoor LED lighting, on the other hand, citizens can feel safe and at ease in a comfortable place where every space is lit in a constant and uniform way.
The Lions Club Host Arezzo confirmed its satisfaction in seeing the realization of a project they have been craving for years.

Their president Francesco Chianini said:
“It took us more than three years to achieve this and we are proud of it. We had left to illuminate only the bell tower but, considering that Archbishop Fontana welcomed us and welcomed the initiative so well, we came to illuminate the entire Cathedral.”
Source: The Arezzo Nation

With the LED light we have created a suggestive atmosphere

The Cathedral's LED lighting project helped to create a suggestive atmosphere. The area is now inviting for both citizens and visitors. Finally, the Cathedral of Arezzo is also recognizable in the nocturnal landscape and can be seen from great distances. The luminous effect of the LED light creates a harmonious continuity allowing citizens and visitors to meet this important place of worship.

Data of lighting project

  • Over 5,000 square meters of illuminated surfaces
  • Total installed power less than 3kW (Kilowatt)
  • Total flux approx.469,000 lm (lumen)
  • For an efficiency (lumen / watt ratio) of the system over 150lm / w or an excellent efficiency of the installed LED floodlight
  • Color temperature 3,000K (Kelvin) chosen after various field tests and capable of restoring the original color of the sandstone
  • Height reached with projectors over 70 m (height of the bell tower)
  • n.3 - Galileo 2 2.0 0O6 ASP-7W 3.90-4M
  • n.1 - Galileo 2 2.0 0O6 ASP-5N 3.90-5M
  • n.1 - Galileo 2 2.0 0O6 ASP-5W 3.90-6M
  • n.3 - Galileo 2 2.0 0O6 ASP-5W 3.90-4M
  • n.1 - Galileo 1 2.0 0O6 ASP-5W 3.90-2M
  • n.2 - Galileo 1 0F2H1 S05 3.5-1M
  • n.1 - Galileo 1 0F6 ASP-7N 3.7-2M
  • n.1 - Galileo 1 0F2H1 S05 3.7-4M
  • n.1 - Galileo 2 2.0 0O6 ASP-5W 3.90-6M SCB-45

The advantages of architectural LED lighting

LED lights for public lighting? Let's try to understand in this article what are the advantages of choosing LED lighting in cities: many advantages for the Public Administration and for citizens. It is well known that LED lighting is more efficient from an energy point of view, has a longer duration and is more sustainable, but the advantages for public lighting certainly do not end there, let's explore them all in detail.

>> Discover the LED lighting advantages

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