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French “Chunnel” City Street Lit with Anolis

PLSN Staff • International News • December 20, 2009

COQUELLES, France – Coquelles near Calais, France, is known for its terminal for the Channel Tunnel connecting the U.K. and France. The City Council of Coquelles decided to update the look of one of its key commercial streets – Avenue Charles de Gaulle – with a lighting scheme using LED fixtures from Anolis. Installation company Forclum Calais, which is the electrical division of the civil engineering organization, Eiffage, specified Anolis ArcSource 6 RGB Inground LED fixtures for the scheme. A total of 30 of these fixtures are used to illuminate the trees and foliage along a busy stretch of the Avenue.


Forclum Calais contacted Anolis's French distributor Ambiance Lumiere's commercial agent Lumiru in Lille to supply the fixtures, and both companies worked together to implement the project.


They were eager to use LEDs because of their low power and sustainability, and specified the Anolis brand based on its track record for all-weather performance and overall value. Ambience Lumiere also has over 30 years experience in supplying customized lighting for all types of projects.


"We were very pleased to be selected for this high profile scheme," said Ambiance Lumiere's Patrice Vandenbussche. "There is a lot of competition in the LED market, so it's good to see the importance of quality and service is being recognized and decisions are not just being made on price alone."


The Anolis ArcSource Inground fixture combines industry standard in-ground fittings with a weatherized IP rating of 67, plus drive over load bearings to allow the effects of ArcSource to be introduced to landscape illumination.


The maximum power consumption is 8.4 Watts, and the LEDs are 1 Watt Luxeons. The fixture has a convection cooling system and a life expectancy of 50,000 hours.


The ArcSources along the Avenue Charles de Gaulle are powered by an Anolis ArcPower 360 driver, which has been developed for larger projects to simplify the installation process while meeting the demands of complex systems. It is located in a custom built electrical box on site and is set to a slow color changing chase.


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