Energy efficiency despite protection of historical monuments
Vienna State Opera
Until the summer of 2008 the opera house which is rich in tradition, was equipped with emergency lighting which was essentially installed in accordance with technical and legal specifications of 1955. The system consisted of approx. 900 emergency luminaires, each containing 2 8W-incandescent bulbs. Besides the energy costs the extremely high operating and maintenance costs of the overall system have always been a major dissatisfaction factor for the operating personnel. However, since an extremely high financial investment and temporal expenditure were feared, especially with regard to the protection of historical monuments, the „new safety lighting“ project was left on hold for years.
Finally in 2008 the emergency lighting of the Vienna State Opera was completely modernized within a year – from planning until commissioning – in cooperation with din-Sicherheitstechnik. Modern central battery systems with a total of 70 substations and over 900 emergency luminaires, which could be fixed 1:1 to the existing attachment frame, were used. All emergency luminaires were especially adapted to the historical ambience and equipped with highly efficient LEDs. Individuality knows no limits at din.