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Onninen Case Study

New LED office lighting at Onninen

high visual comfort and remarkable flexibility

Project benefits at a glance

  • Optimized office lighting thanks to special Linear IndiviLED optics: very uniform, bright and comfortable lighting with reduced glare (UGR* < 16)
  • High flexibility of the lighting solution: luminaires can be installed on surface or suspended or both
  • Modern design of Linear IndiviLED luminaires enhances the appealing office interior
  • High luminaire quality certified by TÜV Süd and ENEC, five-year warranty

Project infos

  • Riga, Latvia, 2019
  • Project: Onninen head office in Riga
  • Vertical: Office
  • Technology: LED Luminaires
  • Products: LEDVANCE Linear IndiviLED

The new office illumination for Onninen resulted in a modern, cost-effective LED lighting solution with high visual comfort, remarkable flexibility of installation and appealing design.

About the company

Onninen sells technical-engineering materials, primarily focusing on the requirements of construction objects. The company is part of the Finnish K Group, the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. K Group's building and technical trade division has operations in eight countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. Sales and procurement department specialists in Latvia work at the company’s head office in Riga.

Challenge: A completely new office lighting under difficult installation conditions

Prior to renovation, the premises of the Onninen head office in Riga were used as a furniture showroom. Thus, the lighting solution was specifically designed for exhibition purposes: It consisted of individual lighting fixtures for accent lighting. It was clear that the lighting was not suitable to office requirements and needed to be replaced.

The aim of the new office lighting was to provide people-friendly, ergonomic lighting. In order to achieve a high visual comfort at computer workplaces, the new lighting needed to be uniform and unobtrusive with reduced glare. At the same time, the client asked for a lighting solution with an appealing, modern design that would enhance the office space.

Furthermore, Onninen had to face a challenge regarding the installation of the lighting solution: The ceiling surface in the premises is made of two types of material - plasterboard panels and decorative aluminium grates. Therefore, two different installation methods for luminaires were needed- surface mounted and suspended. Finally, the project had to be cost-efficient.

Solution: a modern and comfortable office lighting

The new product line of LEDVANCE - Linear IndiviLED luminaires were an ideal solution for the challenges of the project. Seventy-five LED luminaires, 34 W each have been installed throughout the office premises, both surface mounted and suspended.

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The linear luminaires provide a very uniform lighting with reduced glare (UGR*< 16) thanks to the special Linear IndiviLED optics, where each LED has a separate lens and reflector. Hence, the illumination is very comfortable for employees and suitable for the illumination of computer workplaces. The chosen colour temperature is neutral white, 4000 K. The bright lighting by the powerful LED luminaires (4200 lm) ensures an illuminance well over 500 lux so that the offices are lit according to lighting standards.

Further benefits: high flexibility of installation, appealing design and cost-efficiency

Onninen benefits especially from the flexibility of installation methods: Because of the different ceiling materials, surface mounted as well as suspended Linear IndiviLED luminaires were installed. In some cases, in which the mounting height varied between the grid ceiling and the aluminium grates, the different means of installation were combined in one luminaire: One end was surface mounted on the plasterboards, the other end was suspended beneath the aluminium ceiling. In this way, the light lines are all on the same height and create a calm ceiling look.

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The client was also very satisfied with the appealing design of the Linear IndiviLED luminaires:

The design of the lighting fixtures is a perfect fit for the office premises, it blends in with the interior very well

Reinis Lavrinovičs, Onninen Corporate Client Manager and Head of the Electric Material Category

What is more, the Linear IndiviLED luminaires stand out due to their high product quality and very good cost-benefit ratio. Maintenance and energy costs of the new LED lighting solution are very reduced compared to traditional lighting technology with T5 fluorescent lamps: There is no replacement of lamps over lifetime (50 000h, L80 / B10) and the savings of energy is up to 50%. To make sure that the customer can fully rely on the LEDVANCE quality, the lighting fixtures are TÜV SÜD and ENEC certified and are guaranteed a five-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Modern and ergonomic, appealing in design and quality, flexible to install as well as cost-efficient: The new office lighting solution is a real benefit to Onninen and its employees.

Carrying out such a complex project, mutual trust is especially important.

Sometimes you have to test every single product you are going to select and still question your choice – it takes extra time and is not effective. It went all smooth with the LED office lighting from LEDVANCE: We choose LEDVANCE products as we were sure about quality – and we were right. Installation went as planned and we are satisfied with our new lighting

Reinis Lavrinovičs, Onninen Corporate Client Manager and Head of the Electric Material Category

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