A 15-year services pact stands out in an agreement to modernize the lighting of Italian schools


When energy company A2A SpA was looking for a lighting supplier for the renovation of 70 schools in Brescia, they prioritized not only lights, but also IoT maintenance. So much so that she has entered into a remote monitoring contract that will last 15 years.

That’s right, 15 years.

A typical service agreement might be longer lines of three to five years. So the 15 that Milan-based A2A has outsourced to German lighting company Trilux stand out as at least three times longer than you might expect.

Arnsberg-based Trilux could get used to that sort of thing.

“The client has contracted our cloud-based services for the next 15 years,” said Sirio Greco, Sales Director of Trilux Italia. “And this is just the beginning. The project is constantly being evaluated and will be used as a model for other schools.

A2A contracted Trilux for the cloud-based services as well as for the 16,000 LED luminaires in schools in northern Italy, which range from nursery to elementary and secondary schools.

The energy company manages broader energy upgrades in schools. While she installs the Trilux luminaires herself, she relies on Trilux to connect the luminaires to a central monitoring point. Trilux connects them all with its cloud-based digital surveillance services and LiveLink lighting management system.

Installations are now complete in 40 of the 70 schools, with the remaining 30 to follow next summer when school is complete.

A2A monitors lighting from a central location, using Trilux technology.

“Remote monitoring allows A2A to control and manage all systems from its central office or any other connected device,” a Trilux spokesperson said. LED magazine. “With this system, they have detailed information on energy consumption and savings, as well as the actual status of each lighting system for maintenance. They can also have remote access to change or update a school’s local configuration, for example, when they need to adjust schedules or other lighting settings.

The refurbishment includes the replacement of T8 fluorescent bulbs and some incandescent lamps, using a mix of Trilux LED fixtures, including the E-Line Next pendant model, the Arimo Fit recessed model and the Mirona Fit, to cover the classrooms , gyms and other places.

Brescia’s goal with the new lighting is to save money on both energy and maintenance.

Trilux expects 70% energy savings, company says LEDs. He did not reveal how much A2A pays for the lights and for the service technology. A2A is the prime contractor for the project, selling to the city of Brescia.

BRAND HALPER is editor of LEDs Magazine and a journalist specializing in energy, technology and business (markhalpe[email protected]).

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