How much do you know about WINE AND CHAMPAGNE CELLARS Lighting Solution?

Cellars demand lighting solutions that take care of wine and champagne natural properties.

 

 

The challenges

 

Photo-sensitivity

Wine and champagne are negatively affected by natural light and fluorescent or halogen lamps, due to UV rays and heat. This is why cellars and bottles are usually dark.

 

Riboflavin

During alcoholic fermentation, yeasts produce riboflavin. Part of the energy emitted by the light source is absorbed by riboflavin, which triggers chemical reactions. How does light affect wine and champagne through riboflavin?

 

How does light affect wine and champagne through riboflavin?

 

Color

It causes progressive discoloration, so wine and champagne may become colorless.
OLFACTORY AND VISUAL PROPERTIES Sensory characteristics can be modified, and flavors that reduce aromatic or fruity characters appear.
 

Aging

It causes new compounds that contribute to light-struck taste and atypical aging, with an accumulative effect.

 

UV radiation

LED technology does not emit UV rays, but their blue wavelengths are harmful because the riboflavin spectrum has an absorption peak at 440 nm (between violet and blue), which can increase negative effects.

The absence of UV radiation and blue wavelength benefits the storage of wines.

 

Cool areas

Temperatures are higher than 21ºC cause premature aging and flat aromas and flavors.

LED light sources do not generate significant heat, so they contribute to a cool ambient while improving their lifetime.

Humidity and dust Wines are stored at cellars with 50-80% humidity during long times, so bottles accumulate dust.

Sealed luminaires protected against the income of solid and liquid elements last long and ensure light quality.

 

Safety

In working areas, it is needed to combine the protection of the wines with worker’s safety and comfort. The light must guarantee maximum visual comfort, flicker-free, and low glare, to avoid visual fatigue and allow the identification of a clear risk.

 

“Wine in a white bottle exposed to direct fluorescence light can suffer deviations of its sensory profile between 1 and 3 hours”

 

The Solution

  • The right light level and color protect wine and champagne against riboflavin effects from photosensitivity.
  • Robust and long-lasting luminaires are appropriate to humid and dirty environments.
  • LED technology contributes to keeping a cool ambient temperature in cellars.
  • Luminaires with easy mounting reduce installation and maintenance costs.

 

The Product

TUBU offers the Certified specific lighting below. 

 

TUBU Tubular Wine Cellar Light L9-G

  • The specific 590nm amber LED module protects wine and champagne against riboflavin effects from photosensitivity
  • Certified by the Champagne Committee under the requirements of amber luminaire qualification protocol for bottle storage.
  • Qualified by an independent laboratory under ISO 17025 for EN13032-4
  • 20W 40W 60W
  • L70>54,000 hours
  • IK10 IP67 IP69K
  • CE RoHS CB
  • -25℃~+40℃
  • 5 Year Warranty

 

TUBU Wine Cellar Light F1-G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The specific 590nm amber LED module protects wine and champagne against riboflavin effects from photosensitivity
  • Certified by the Champagne Committee under the requirements of amber luminaire qualification protocol for bottle storage.
  • Qualified by an independent laboratory under ISO 17025 for EN13032-4
  • 60W 80W 100W 120W 150W 200W
  • L70>54,000 hours
  • IK10 IP65
  • CE RoHS
  • -25℃~+45℃
  • 5 Year Warranty

 

If you’re looking for a qualified lighting solution for wine and champagne cellars, you can contact us for more details below.

Tel : +86-755-28261690

Tel : +86-755-84615006

E-mail: sales@tu-bu.com

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