St. Peter's Square Radiates under New LED Light

Osram lends St. Peter's Square in Rome a new sense of radiance. Following refurbishment, modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires provide a unique lighting experience and also save energy of approximately 70%. The project concept by Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano was realised with support from Osram, the reference partner for global lighting expertise. Cooperation with Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato was also fundamental for the success of the important Sistine Chapel project, carried out in 2014. The new lighting system for the Sistine Chapel featured higher lumen-output and artwork-conserving LED lighting to protect and enhance Michelan-gelo's renowned frescoes. It also served as a benchmark with regard to artistic, historical and preservative aspects.

St. Peter's Square in Rome illuminates under new LED luminaires provided by Osram. (All photos courtesy of Governatorato S.C.V.-Direzione dei Musei)

"We have gained recognition worldwide since October 2014 for our state-of-the-art LED lighting of the Sistine Chapel, and we're exceedingly pleased once again to have demonstrated in Rome our strengths as a provider of complex lighting solutions with the illumination of St. Peter's Square," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. As with the Sistine Chapel project, the lighting solution for St Peter's Square was planned and put into operation in close cooperation between Osram and the Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato SCV. "In addition to perfect lighting results the task also included visual aspects such as the discreet integration of luminaires into the architectural setting and incorporating a simple, unobtrusive electrical installation. Saving energy and ecological sustainability was also important," stated Eladia Pulido, CEO of the Osram Lighting Solutions (LS) business unit.

St. Peter's Square in Rome radiates under a white glow from new LED luminaires.

The Vatican specified an illuminance level of up to 120 lux at night to provide safety for visitors and to even enable reading on the square during events and celebrations. 132 LED floodlights were installed, providing sufficient brightness and homogeneous illumination for the square. The new lighting lends the existing architecture and materials a visual upgrade – the light underlines the impressive columnar architecture and emphasizes the innate color of the marble. Ecological sustainability is simultaneously addressed, and for this reason the lighting concept focused on cutting power consumption and avoiding unwanted light emission. "Thanks to modern LED technology in combination with a DALI light management system we achieve energy savings of around 70%," added Carlo Bogani, Executive Project Director at Osram Italy.

A close up of a fountain shining under LED lights.

The 132 LED luminaires installed are a customer-specific version of the Floodlight 20 LED with through-wiring and special plug connections that enable simple installation and easy interwiring of the luminaires. The luminaires are equipped with a DALI Professional control system and feature a 4000K light color (neutral white).

Workers install LED lights at St. Peter's Square.

St Peter's Square ('Piazza San Pietro' in Italian), located directly in front of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, consists of a trapezoid section and the actual elliptical forecourt with a total area of 48,000 m2, and up to 400,000 people gather on the extensive square for celebrations and special occasions, for example the election of a new Pope or at Easter time. Extensive renovation work of St Peter's Square began in 2011, and at the beginning of the current year Osram together with Direzione dei Servizi Tecnici del Governatorato SCV created a new lighting concept based on modern LED technology that was installed and inaugurated in the evening on October 20, 2016.

LED lights installed to illuminate St. Peter's Square seen during the day.
Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

With up to 2000lm per LED, LUXEON 7070 delivers the power, efficacy and solution cost reductions luminaire manufacturers need   San Jose, CA – August 31, 2021 – More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the... READ MORE

 - Osconiq E 2835 CRI 90 (QD) expands ams OSRAM's portfolio of lighting solutions that provide very high quality in a new mid-power LED. - In-house Quantum Dot technology ensures outstanding efficiency values of over 200 lm/W, even at... READ MORE