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DALI Lighting Awards 2021

>> DALI Lighting Awards 2021 - Winners

Company: TRILUX
Project: Kühne+Nagel Logistics Hubs
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Category: Industrial

Judges' comments

The WINNER of the DALI Lighting Award in the Industrial category is TRILUX for the Kühne+Nagel logistics hubs in Hamburg, Germany.

The transport company implemented a lighting refurbishment for its two logistics hubs in Hamburg, replacing the existing conventional lighting systems with highly efficient, DALI-based, networked LED solutions.

One of the sites uses 7.5 km of linear, modular LED lighting combined with sensors, all connected to the cloud via the light-management system. LED lighting was also installed in the outdoor areas.

Judges were particularly impressed by the sophisticated use of data as the basis of predictive maintenance and heat mapping strategies.
For predictive maintenance, operational data is collected from each light point in real time, allowing early-stage detection of the need for maintenance.

The "heat mapping" concept makes use of sensors in the luminaires to determine the paths of people and vehicles in the halls. By identifying hot spots and congestion areas, the facility can be adapted and reconfigured to avoid the risk of accidents, and improve safety for all employees.

The combination of DALI luminaires and controls has reduced the operating costs for lighting and also, therefore, CO2 emissions at both locations.


Project overview

For its two hubs in Hamburg, logistics group Kühne+Nagel replaced existing conventional, uncontrolled lighting systems with highly efficient, DALI networked LED solutions from TRILUX. The installation was completed in record time and without interrupting operations.

TRILUX was chosen as a one-stop full-service provider. The entire hall lighting and the associated outdoor areas at both locations were retrofitted with customised DALI TRILUX solutions. For maximum efficiency, the luminaires were networked with the LiveLink Outdoor light management system and combined with sensors for presence detection.

The DALI-based LiveLink lighting control system was the project’s backbone. It created an intelligent lighting system that is controlled via sensors, minimising the logistic centres’ energy consumption. It independently reports maintenance needs, and individually interacts with users.

The DALI system connects to the cloud via LiveLink. Each light point sends its operational data to the cloud in real-time. This data enables innovative predictive maintenance, which lowers maintenance costs and reduces the risk of expensive downtime.

IoT sensors are integrated for heat mapping – powerful 3D sensors in the luminaires determine the paths of people and vehicles to find hot spots, danger, and congestion areas, enabling layout changes to avoid the risk of accidents and improve safety.

The combination of DALI luminaires and controls has reduced energy usage for lighting and, therefore, also CO2 emissions at both locations – with a 30 percent reduction in electricity requirements at the Altenwerder site.

In addition, the lighting systems offer the freedom to easily add innovative IoT applications in the future, with minimal disruption.

Parties involved
Electrical Engineers ROMBERG Group
Client Kühne+Nagel
Lighting and Design TRILUX