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Les Flots Bleus Camping: An Eco-friendly rebirth with Solar Liting

 

Following the devastating fires of summer 2022 in Gironde, Camping de la Dune, or “Les Flots Bleus,” known from the “Camping” movie series, was forced to rethink its infrastructure completely. Under the leadership of Franck Couderc, the campsite embraced an ecological vision for its revival. Reducing visual pollution and the environmental footprint were vital priorities, leading to the adoption of innovative solar lighting solutions from Sunna Design.

 

  Residential area

    Arcachon – FRANCE

  UP2 and UP4 dual

Entrée du camping des Flots Bleus avec 2 lampadaire solaire UP2 Sunna Design

A Well-Thought-Out Strategic choice

 

Following the devastating fire in July 2022 that destroyed over 80% of the Camping Les Flots Bleus, the management team was forced to radically rethink the site’s infrastructure. Faced with initial doubts about the reliability of solar lighting, the campsite’s teams conducted a rigorous evaluation of options, revealing Sunna Design’s autonomous lighting systems. Sunna Design’s UP range emerged as the clear choice, offering undeniable ecological benefits and significant economic returns. The promise of energy independence was a turning point, convincing the director and his team of the long-term viability of this technology.

Camping des Flots bleus vue du ciel pendant la nuit avec l'écliarage des lampadaires solaire Sunna Design

The Technical Implementation of Solar Lighting

 

Eager to reopen the campsite by April 2023 to welcome back campers, the main challenge was to rebuild in record time, a feat only made possible by installing solar lighting. They opted for around fifty units of the UP 2 model, which is easily and quickly installed across the site. This system offers remarkable flexibility: the light intensity can be adjusted according to the areas, reducing lighting in tent zones at night while maintaining consistent brightness in common areas. This adaptation significantly enhances the camping experience, preserving the warm and friendly atmosphere of the campsite.

Camping les Flots Bleus éclairé la nuit avec l'éclairage solaire

Campers Impressed with the New Solar Lighting

 

Campers very well received the new installations. Visitors particularly appreciate how the lighting complements the natural environment without disrupting it, offering both safety and comfort. In a video interview, Franck Couderc shares his enthusiasm for the project, highlighting how well both staff and campers have received it. The discreet aesthetic and functionality of the solar streetlights have enhanced the success of this transformation, combining efficiency and aesthetic appeal.

Camping les Flots Bleus et lampadaires solaires UP2 de Sunna Design

A meaningful Project

 

Switching to solar lighting at Les Flots Bleus Campsite represents more than just a technical improvement; it is a step towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly management. This project perfectly illustrates how innovation and ecology can create a welcoming, nature-respecting space, inspiring other businesses and regions to consider similar solutions.

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  • Entrée du camping les Flots Bleus de nuit éclairé par les lampadaire solaire UP2
Year

 

2022
Location
 
Arcachon, France
Client
 
Camping
Product(s) used

 

UP2, UP4 Dual

Which products for this field of application?

    Road and street Parking lot Road and street
    The UP2 is reliable and robust, particularly suitable for road, car park and industrial lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!  
    Road and street Road and street
    The UP4 is reliable, powerful and robust, particularly suitable for road and car park lighting. This innovative product offers a very simple and fast installation with unmatched performance and connected services such as Sunnap'.   Do you have a similar project or any other project ? Talk to our sales team!  
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP2 blanc Lampadaire solaire UP2 intelliget et connecté marron
    Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne noir Lampadaire solaire Sunna Design UP4 double lanterne blanc Lampadaire solaire UP4 intelliget et connecté double lanterne marron

    Specifications UP2

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    3,600 to 7,200 lumens
    Consumption
    20 W to 40 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    80 Wc
    Lifespan
    > a 20 años al 80% de la potencia inicial
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    240 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    0,59 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø60 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    20.5 kg

    Specifications UP4 Dual

    Lighting
    Lighting power
    1 lantern: 7,200 lm / 2 lanterns: 7200 to 14,400* lumens
    Consumption
    40 W to 80 W
    Lighting efficiency
    Up to 165 lm/W
    Color temperature options
    2200K, 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
    Lifespan
    110.000 hours
    * Available with motion sensor (UP4 Dual)
    Photovoltaic panels
    Technology
    Photovoltaïc modules (Monocrystalline silicon)
    Power
    160 WC
    Lifespan
    > 20 years at 80% of initial power
    Battery
    Technology
    NiMH , battery, maintenance free, high resistance to extreme temperatures
    Capacity
    480 Wh
    Operating temperature range
    -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    Lifespan
    12 years
    General
    SCx
    1,11 m2
    Fixation
    Top mounting Ø76 mm
    Weight (without pole)
    44.5 kg or 46k g

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