L’Arc de triomphe de l’Étoile – Paris

Type of building:
Historical monument
Owner:
City of Paris
Address:
Place Charles-de-Gaulle, Paris (France)
Year (s) of the works:
2018

Presentation of the building

The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most important monuments in Paris. Napoleon decided to build it to perpetuate the memory of the victories of the French army. This building was built between 1806 and 1836 . In 1920, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier was installed at its feet to commemorate all the unidentified French combatants who lost their lives during the fighting of the First World War. The architectural style of this imposing monument, which is 50 m high, 44 m long and 22 m wide, is neoclassical. Jean-François Chalgrin, the architect of the time, had privileged the scale of the construction rather than the sense of detail . Nevertheless, many sculptures, reliefs and friezes are present to retrace the history of certain events and represent the French army. Nowadays, this monument is visited by more than 1.7 million people per year. who can enter and discover the exhibition. . Recently, various works have been carried out to facilitate access to the terrace which offers a breathtaking view of Paris. A renewal of the very specific emergency lighting was also undertaken

Emergency lighting concept

The emergency lighting system for this historic monument is based on the use of energy cabinets. The electrical company in charge of this mandate placed an order with Aprotec, because they could not find a spotlight as small and discreet as ours on the French territory. . So, we provided them with a dozen of our microspots in order to install them with the standard lighting and thus avoid distorting the soul of the place. The spotlight of these devices measures 28 mm in diameter and 18 mm in height, so much so that it is very discreet, as shown in the two photographs below. It goes without saying that our devices use LED technology. This technology allows us to offer long-lasting and energy-efficient installations, in line with the expectations of our time and the desire to provide environmentally friendly products.

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