Outdoor lighting at Orion Pharmaceutical factory, Turku Finland

Valopaa´s LED Modules Installed into Old Cupola Luminaires

Customer Benefits

  • The design and the bodies of the old luminaires were preserved.
  • Energy efficiency improved by 65% when Valopaa LED units replaced the old mercurial components.
  • Improved the environmental image of the client: energy efficiency and prolonged lifespan of the luminaires
  • Fast and easy installation – it required the same amount of work to replace the entire technical structure as changing the lamp.

The outdoor lighting of Orion´s pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Turku, Finland, was modernised in January 2012. The project was exceptional because the casing, the look of the luminaire, and the lighting infrastructure were fully preserved. Installing Valopaa´s LED modules inside the classic dome-shaped Cupola luminaires was the solution.

The need to renew the outdoor lighting at Orion had many reasons. Veikko Lehtimäki, supervisor of electrical systems at Orion emphasises that the company always strives for environmentally friendly action.

“Implementing illumination with energy saving LED technology fits this mindset superbly´, he points out.

The Cupola luminaires at the Turku site had mercury vapour lamps. However, the manufacturing and sale of the inefficient mercury vapour lamps will seize by 2015 by EU regulations. Lehtimäki states that renovating their outdoor lighting would have been required in the near future regardless.

“…installation of the
LED lighting units went
without any problems´

There are 87 outdoor luminaires altogether at the Turku site. 54 of them had 250 W mercury vapour lamps, and 33 had 125 W. The replacing LED lighting units are 75 W and 39 W. Cost calculations show that the outdoor LED luminaires bring substantial savings during their lifetime compared to the old mercury vapour lamps.

The experiences from the new LED technology inside the old Cupola luminaires have been very positive, according to Mr. Lehtimäki.

“We get the same amount of light with much smaller energy use. Also the light distribution is very successful. The installation of the LED lighting units went without any problems´, he states appreciatively.

Preparations for the renewal of the Orion site began in 2011. A pilot version of the modernised luminaire was constructed first, to showcase what the end result might look like. The pilot enabled Valopaa to improve the protection class further and ease the installation process

Project: Orion Oyj, Turku Pharmaceutical factory, modernization of outdoor lighting
Customer: Orion Oyj
Contractor: Saipu Oy
Luminairess: Valopaa Ltd.

Orion is a globally operating Finnish company, developing pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests – a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and diagnostic tests. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. Pharmaceutical R&D; focuses on central nervous system drugs, oncology and critical care drugs, and Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.