The Felbermayr company in Austria is a manufacturer of construction machinery and construction vehicles and was planning a new company building with its own adjacent diesel filling station in 2020. The architect's specification for the filling station was to achieve bright, homogeneous illumination, primarily for safety reasons; 200 lux was specified. The architect defined a cassette arrangement in the ceiling for the lighting, which was consequently difficult to achieve with the usual spotlights. The electricians, who were involved in the initial planning, were unable to provide a satisfactory solution.
TECHquadrat Werbetechnik came into play as lighting planners. Production | Technology Manager Daniel Strutzenberger confidently turned to the Hansen company, which is known for carrying out special construction projects in the field of lighting technology and is always called in when it matters. Lighting calculations were made and samples were built. This quickly led to the goal, said Mr. Strutzenberger. A proven product was quickly found. Special LEDs were built into the mini profile type 960 for this project, which produce four times the amount of light: 100 mA instead of the usual 25 mA are now applied. And so the order was placed and the implementation started.
Technical specifications regarding safety for the petrol station posed great challenges for everyone. For the electric circuits, 18-pole cables were run from the floor into the roof. This had to be done quickly, because everything had to be laid before the foundation was completed. But this is usual for construction projects of this dimension.