With the passage of time, Levoča and especially its historical centre has seen many changes. One of the latest is the modernization of the historical lighting of the main square of Levoča on the basis of design luminaires using LED light source.In the constant struggle for the satisfaction of citizens, the town hall has proceeded to extensive reconstruction of the Square of Master Paul. The temporary restrictions are well worth it, because the result is truly outstanding. The skilful hands of the workers of the companies involved in the reconstruction are creating a work of art that the inhabitants of Levoča and many foreign visitors are gradually beginning to enjoy. The reconstruction of the square, in addition to the roads and pavements and the replacement of the furniture, also includes the gradual replacement of the lighting fixtures as part of the modernisation of the historical lighting.

The technical solution

The new design columns according to the architects' design were manufactured in the company O.S.V.O. Prešov, s.r.o..  The public lighting columns fitted with atypical LED luminaires fantastically complement the colour of the historical centre.

The designers of LED-SOLAR, s.r.o. also contributed their part to the success of this technical work. The new design solution is an LED light source mounted in the design bodies of the new luminaires. The technical solution of the LED luminaires and the overall appearance of the new lighting system had to be adapted to the strict requirements of the conservationists. One of these was the requirement that the LED light source should maintain the prescribed colour temperature of the light. The pleasant warm white not only highlights the facades of the buildings in the square, but also brings comfort to the souls of the evening visitors to the conservation area. The historic centre of Levoča has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Therefore, the supervision of compliance with the required quality and design of the supplied components of the new LED system during the modernization of the historical lighting was even more stringent and demanding.

Benefits of modernising historic lighting

An essential part of the designers' task was to develop a suitable light module for the intended luminaire housing. The originally intended sodium sources were replaced by LED technology. This resulted in a saving of more than 60% compared to the originally proposed concept. The LED modules were designed in two power variants. This provides the opportunity to optimise the entire lighting system in terms of power consumption.

The modernisation of the historic square and park lighting in the historic centre is now complete. Walking through Levoca at night today, to feel the atmosphere of the centuries, is an experience that no visitor to the city should miss.