Kummler+Matter creates festive sea of LED light

Christmas lights are a particular specialism of the Alpiq subsidiary Kummler+Matter Ltd, whose experts have over 30 years’ experience of reliable and safe installations. This year, for the first time, the company has lit up the Europaallee in Zurich, where 2000 electricity-saving LEDs are helping spread the Yuletide spirit.

Year in, year out, and right across the land, Christmas lights bring a special, seasonal glow to the hearts of both young and old. For more than 30 years, the specialists at Kummler+Matter Ltd have fitted these installations on behalf of private customers, associations and the public authorities, thus ensuring a warm and festive mood.

This year is no different, with – for the very first time – seasonal illuminations at the UBS building in the new Europaallee in Zurich, right next to the Main Station. The sea of light is made up of roughly 2000 energy-efficient LEDs and, from around 4.00 p.m. each day since the end of November, has bathed the area in a festive light.

LEDs: lower electricity consumption, longer lifespan, warmer light

LED-based Christmas lights not only use around eight times less electricity than a comparable conventional light-bulb system, they are also significantly cheaper as well as environmentally friendlier: the average lifespan of a light bulb is around 1000 hours, whereas LEDs keep going for up to 30,000 hours.

In the 1980s, the Alpiq subsidiary Kummler+Matter Ltd made a virtue out of necessity: in those days, as there were fewer orders in winter, alternatives had to be found. What started out on a small scale is now a source of great joy: Christmas lighting of all kinds.