The Jerónimo Martins Group is among the first European retail companies to equip its new stores entirely with LED lighting. According to Osram Opto Semiconductors whose Oslon LEDs power the fixtures produced by Portuguese lamp manufacturer, Arquiled, switching to LEDs at its stores will save the company 50 percent of its lighting energy costs in future. The retail stores will also save because of the intelligent light management system of the luminaires supplied by Arquiled.
At the beginning of the project, Arquiled’s analyzed the retail chain’s lighting requirements. Based on the results, Arquiled developed a luminaire concept to meet the special needs of supermarkets. Osram Opto notes notes that LED lighting not only offers the advantage of a long service life and the associated low maintenance costs, but is also ideal for direct product illumination. One important trait of LEDs used for retail lighting, is that they generally emit very little thermal energy and do not heat up the objects they are illuminating and can therefore be positioned closer to products without damaging them.
Three Arquiled modules are to be used at the Jerónimo Martins in Tavira: the Arquiway, a module comprising 4 Oslon SSL LEDs; the Arquistore, with 72 Oslon SSL LEDs per luminaire; and finally, Arquishelf luminaires, which will provide special shelf lighting with 56 Oslon SSL LEDs, illuminating products in the ideal color temperature and displaying them at their very best.