BVB fan shop

Location: Dortmund/Germany
Products: , TALEXXconverter LCAI 50 W, TALEXXconverter LCAI 55 W

The new BVB fan shop that the german Bundesliga football team Borussia Dortmund has opened in the basement of the Thier Gallery, the most up-to-date and largest shopping centre in Dortmund, has a retail area of around 160 square metres. BVB fans can find anything to do with their favourite team here.

The Dortmund-based company of Dula-Werke Dustman & Co GmbH was commissioned to plan and implement the lighting installation. A key requirement was that the club colours of black and yellow should feature prominently. The decision went in favour of an installation based exclusively on LEDs and comprising TALEXX products from Tridonic because such an installation could meet all the stated requirements.

A world of adventure

Since it was opened in September 2011 this fifth BVB shop in Dortmund has become a world of adventure with pleasant background lighting and effective lighting displays. They direct the attention of visitors to the articles on display. Colours, particularly the BVB yellow in the club logo – are highlighted to great effect. Dynamic lighting control constantly adjusts the brightness of particular groups of spotlights and gives fans the impression that both the club and the shop are dynamic entities.

The lighting system consists of 70 recessed spotlights, 30 power rail spotlights and 27 spherical spotlights, all special developments by Litec Leuchten GmbH, Bochum. The integrated TALEXXengine STARK SLE LED systems have a luminous flux of 2500 and 4000 lumen. All the fixtures are dimmable. The systems are controlled on an application-specific basis with TALEXXconverter LCAI 50/1050 or LCAI 55/1400 which are equipped with an integrated digital interface (DALI, DSI) for control purposes.

1:0 to Tridonic

With TALEXXengine STARK SLE Tridonic has developed a system solution with three perfectly matched components, namely an LED module, an LED converter and a ready-made cabling for connecting the module and the converter, which also means the system is easy to install. These modules offer impressive luminous efficacy. The value is up to 82 lumen per watt for the SLE module. The special technology produces up to 20 % greater efficiency for warm colour temperatures compared with conventional phosphor systems for colour conversion. Colour rendering is also remarkable. The entire product series has a CRI in excess of 90 and up to MacAdam 3 SDCM for extremely small colour tolerance. TALEXXengine STARK SLE provides ideal coverage for indoor downlight and spotlight applications. One of the prime features of the Premium version is the Tridonic-specific white light (Tunable White) which has a colour temperature that can be smoothly adjusted from 2700 K to 6500 K and dimmed without any shift in colour.

The lighting installation is energy-efficient and therefore reduces operating costs. The long life of the LED modules is a major factor here. With a life of 50,000 hours there is no need to change the light sources, which makes the system virtually maintenance-free. This lighting concept also protects the environment. The modules make active contributions to environmental protection in that they contain no mercury, consume very little power, and are associated with greatly reduced CO2 emissions.

Project Data
Owner: BV. Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund
Lighting concept: Dula-Werke Dustman & Co GmbH, Dortmund (D)
Luminaire supplier: Litec Leuchten GmbH, Bochum (D)
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