LED Solution for Historic Monumental Electric Chandeliers January 09 2017

LED Solution for Historic Monumental Electric Chandeliers by Ramselaar Light Solutions


The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) is housed in a magnificent monumental late 19th century building at the Amsterdam Herengracht (the Netherlands). Recently, the unique brass chandeliers were provided with LED lamps, which were specially developed for this project by Ramselaar Light Solutions. Ron Ramselaar and M. Brouwers, advisor on behalf of the Government Buildings Agency (RGD), tell us about this extraordinary project.

LED Solution for Historic Monumental Electric Chandeliers by Ramselaar Light Solutions Equipped with this LED solution a touch of the historic look and feel is coming back to the Herengracht 380-382

Chandeliers with energy-efficient lamps. Can you imagine this? The Staff of the NIOD can because for years they have been working in a monumental building where the historic chandeliers were actually fitted with energy-efficient lamps (!). Recently this has changed. Although the NIOD is still housed in this beautiful former private house at the Herengracht 380- 382 dating from 1890 and which was designed by the architect Gerlof Salm, the energy-efficient lamps have now been replaced by more appropriate lighting. “These low-energy light bulbs in the chandeliers really hurt me”, says M. Brouwers, advisor on behalf of the Government Buildings Agency and as such closely involved with the replacement of the lighting in the NIOD building. “One of our jobs involved finding a new solution for the chandeliers. These historic fittings were technically worn but thanks to Ron Ramselaar we have been able to find a wonderful solution.”

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