2019-08-13

Zumtobel Lights up New Entrance Building for Berlin’s Museum Island

Austria-based lighting solution supplier Zumtobel was selected as the lighting partner of The James Simon Gallery, which is the new entrance building for Berlin’s Museum Island. Named after Henri James Simon, a German entrepreneur and art collector, the new building serves as the entry points for worldwide tourists and connects the ensemble of museums on the Island from August 2019. (Image: Zumtobel) Zumtobel, as the lighting partner of the building, provided the open architectural structure with optimal artificial light. In addition, Zumtobel also develop...
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2019-08-02

London’s Illuminated River Project is Now On

A year since London’s Illuminated River project was revealed; first four bridges on the River Thames were lit on at 10pm on July 17th, 2019. The four bridges, London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium, were illuminated with a massive cheer when project leaders pressed the button. (Image:James Newton/Signify) Signify, who is the lighting partner of the project, has programmed nearly 2,000 light points to display over 16.9 million different light colors for each bridge. “To ensure everything went smoothly we had a team of our and Leo’s peopl...
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2019-07-24

Swiss Historical Building Installed Intelligent Lighting System based on Bluetooth

In the old town of Lutry, a Swiss municipality on the shore of Lake Geneva, a church dated back to the 11th century has been updated with LED lighting as well as smart lighting control system. In 2018, the people in charge at Lutry’s Service decided to switch the existing halogen lighting to LED lighting for energy saving as well as reducing maintenance costs. In addition, they wanted to have a control system to more easily adjust the lighting for different uses of the church. A lighting design office in Lausanne, Switzerland, Senseco, took the challenge and ha...
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2019-07-23

Natural Light Mimicking LEDs Adopted in Museum Lighting to Enhance Exhibition Quality

LED technology improvement supports various advanced lighting applications for different scenes. By accurately mimicking natural sunlight without producing UV light, Nichia’s Optisolis™ series products have been installed for evaluation throughout 2019 at the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz and the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen in Germany. Designed to replace halogen and conventional LED directional lighting applications, the natural color rendering performance delivered by the Optisolis LED products allows v...
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2019-06-27

San Francisco Airport Shines with LED Art Installation

Osram subsidiary Traxon Technologies, who specialized in dynamic lighting solutions, set up an art installation at San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) long-term parking garage. The art installation by Johanna Grawunder, titled Coding, uses a range of Traxon lighting technologies to create a subtle light show that is visible throughout the day and night, and uses the building’s existing steel beams and mirrored windows to suggest dots and dashes, ultimately spelling “San Francisco” in Morse code. “We are in the age of coding,” ...
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2019-06-24

Africa Cup Arenas Illuminated by Signify

The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 kicked off on June 21 with the opening match at Cairo International stadium. Signify is providing the lighting to the stadium and four other stadiums that welcome the biennial international men's football championship of Africa. The tournament is hosted by Egypt and is held from June 21 to July 19, 2019. Signify announced that it was selected as partner to replace the old, conventional luminaires in the stadiums with new luminaires due to its unmatched experience in stadium lighting. Also, Signify’s lighting meets the stringent broa...
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2019-06-03

Oldendorff Carriers Installs LED Lights on Its Fleet

Oldendorff Carriers, a German shipping company, announced that it has started to equip LED lighting for its entire fleet of bulk carriers. The shipping company has analyze the different LED lights and found that LED will boost lighting efficiency up to 80 percent in comparison with traditional lighting. After tests on 4 ships were completed, Oldendorff decided to switch to LED lighting with the positive feedbacks from aboard. (Image: Oldendorff Carriers) Oldendorff has finished the LED lighting installation on the first six ships and will continue to adopt L...
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2019-05-02

Signify Illuminates a New Identity for London with Its Connected LED Lighting

As the lighting partner for London’s Illuminated River project, Signify updated the progress of the exciting lighting art and how connected LED lighting creates a novel identity of the city. Iain Byrne, Project Manager of Illuminated River Project at Signify, addressed that urban lighting and architectural lighting serve as powerful tools in building impressive images for city landmarks. “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and metropolitan areas and is becoming more and more of a focus when it comes to urban design and...
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2019-04-19

Luminis Supports Lighting Design for LEED-certified Building in Quebec

Luminis provided its LED lighting fixtures to the lighting design project at the Rivierè-des-Mille-Îles Park in the city of Laval, Quebec. The natural attraction encompasses an array of natural forest, waterways, marshland and coastline and welcomes over 150,000 visitors annually. Luminis’ high performance Syrios LED fixtures were selected to illuminate the welcome center both inside and out. The project’s lighting designer capitalized on the Syrios family’s flexible design potential, integrating a combination of exterior wall-mounted, and ...
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2019-04-18

Zumtobel Supplies Lighting Solution for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

The Zumtobel Group provides the illumination for the Milton Keynes headquarter of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Included in the headquarter is MK7, a vibrant new space in the factory that has been created to provide a unique, immersive and exciting environment. As part of the Team Supplier agreement between Zumtobel Group and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, the lighting group’s Zumtobel and acdc brands have provided the perfect ambience in which to showcase the racing cars and graphics in the versatile and dynamic MK7, whilst also creating the ideal illumination...
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2019-04-16

Signify Installs Robotics Technology-based LED Pitch Lighting in Japan’s Toyota Stadium

Signify announced the installation of its Interact Sport connected lighting system at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Japan. The company said it is the first outdoor stadium in Japan to install connected LED pitch lighting using robotic measurement during the installation. The robotic measurement is part of Signify's innovative commissioning method. It helps to reduce installation time and significantly improves accuracy compared to traditional measurement methods. Aiming of floodlights, horizontal illuminance, color temperature and rendering are just a few of the compone...
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2019-03-25

Landmark Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Lights a Warm Welcome

The Charleston Civic Center has been the meeting point for this West Virginia capitol city since 1959. The site has seen many renovations and expansions over the years, but none so grand as its transformation to what is now known as the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. The two-and-a-half year, US$107 million project included mechanical and electrical work in the coliseum, but the focus was on the renovation of 266,000 sq. ft. of convention center space, including the addition of a 25,000 sq.ft. ballroom, meeting space, state-of-the-art kitchen and a grand entrancewa...
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2019-03-21

Signify’s Tunable White LED Illuminates Classic Shanghai Bund

The Shanghai Bund is part of Signify’s largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting. The lighting project in Shanghai includes more than 40 historic buildings along the waterfront. This complements the project announced last November to give a lighting facelift for the Shanghai Municipality encompassing three bridges and 77 buildings in the financial and tourist districts. (Image: Signify) Shanghai’s historic 1930’s Bund features tunable white LED façade lighting on 23 out of over 40 buildings that comprise the project to emp...
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2019-03-19

LED Lighting Solutions from Current by GE Cut More than 50 Percent Energy Cost for FCA Plants and Shops

urrent by GE reported that its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for LED adoption in the company’s US-based plants and dealerships is driving down lighting energy costs by more than 50 percent. According to Current, the largest impact to-date has come from 18 FCA US manufacturing sites where 20,000 of Current’s Albeo* luminaires are now improving energy efficiency, with an additional 5,000 indoor and outdoor fixtures installed at 33 dealerships. The automaker’s 5 million square foot Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan...
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2019-03-15

London Railway Illuminated with LED for Energy Saving and Security

The whole infrastructure of the newly opened Crossrail Line (also known as Elizabeth Line), including all the stations, escalator shafts and concourses are lit up by LED lighting following the decisions of Transport for London when LED solutions were still in the earlier stages of acceptance. "The decision to go LED on Crossrail was based on industry evidence that the benefits of reduced energy consumption and maintenance requirements would deliver a reduction in whole-life costs for the project;" said Paul Kerrigan, Crossrail MEP engineer (lead electrica...
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2019-03-13

Human Centric Lighting Practice in a Danish School to Keep Student Concentrate

More and more studies and cases have shown the effects of artificial lighting on people’s physical and psychological well-being. Suitable lighting at right time helps to improve learning and working productivity as well as enhance the quality of relaxation. A primary school in Denmark has adopted human-centric-based dynamic lighting solutions to advance the learning environment of students. Researchers at the University of Aalborg developed the specific design criteria for the lighting moods in the classroom and Zumtobel turned them into a reality with its Active Light. T...
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2019-03-13

UK Supermarket Optimizes Lighting to Solve Meat Discoloration Problem

The right lighting not only speeds up the growth of plants and boosts energy of people; it also slows down the discoloring of prepacked meat and lessens the problem of food waste. UK supermarket Coop tackled the issue of meat discoloration by changing the lighting of its refrigerators. The packaged meat stored in refrigerated cabinets would discolor over time and look less attractive to customer. The discoloration is a big issue for grocery retailers as they often have to withdraw the products from sale while they are still safe to eat. (Image: Philips Lighting) Coop in th...
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2019-03-12

Special Lighting Solutions for Horse Arena by Access Fixtures

Advanced LED technologies improve the tunable features of LED lighting and enable various applications for customized lighting solutions in different places. Access Fixtures, the US-based manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and sports lighting solutions, announced its custom LED lighting solution for horse and bull riding events including outdoor dressage arenas, rodeo arenas and indoor equestrian arena. (Image: Access Fixtures) Access Fixtures pointed out that suitable lighting solution is essential for the safety of horses and riders. However, riding arenas ca...
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2019-02-25

The Stage of 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv Shines Again with Osram

Since 2015, Osram has been the lighting partner of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). This year, the high-tech lighting expert will again illuminate the mega event with its cutting-edge lighting technology. The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place From May 12 to 18 May, in Tel Aviv. The city will welcome performers from all over Europe fighting for their dream of bringing the victory home to their country. They will be accompanied by a light show full of dynamic effects, colors, shapes and dimensions. (Image: Osram; Individual lighting solutions from O...
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2019-02-23

Zumtobel Creates New Luminiare for Cube-Shaped Building in Switzerland

Zumtobel partnered with Reflexion, a Swiss lighting design agency to create a new luminaire named FREELINE to fit the new building of the University of Applied Sciences (FH Nordwestschweiz) in Muttenz, Switzerland. (Image: Zumtobel) The building of FH Nordwestschweiz is a cube-shaped building created by pool Architekten, an Austrian architecture company. To address the simplicity of the construction, lighting designers were looking for luminaires that can fit into the building while connect different rooms. (Image: Zumtobel) Thomas Mika, Managing ...
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2019-02-22

Lighting Projects in UK: Ecolighting for Warehouse and Fitzgerald for College Sports Hall

Converting conventional lighting to LED luminaires for buildings, warehouses and public areas is still an on-going trend all over the world. UK-based lighting companies, Ecolighting and Fitzgerald Lighting posted their lighting projects for a logistic group and sports hall. Ecolighting is progressing LED lighting installation at Bibby Distribution sites across the country following the logistic company’s project of upgrading the previous fluorescent systems. At Bibby Distribution’s Wakefield warehouse, Ecolighting installed its Pegasus LEDs to replac...
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2019-02-21

Eaton Supplies Outdoor and Sport Lighting Solutions for Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi

Power management company Eaton announced that its outdoor and sports lighting solutions were installed in Sports Force Parks, a national operator of youth tournament facilities. The lighting solutions from Eaton are now illuminating the playing fields, parking lots and pedestrian walkways at the new Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi. According to Eaton, the LED fixtures used on the project were manufactured at Eaton’s facility nearby in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brian Storm, President & CEO of Sports Force Parks, commented, “We wanted to enga...
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2019-02-13

Improved Office Lighting at the New Microsoft Technology Center Supported by Luminis

Luminis partnered with Illuminart, a Michigan-based lighting design company, to set up lighting installation for the new Microsoft Technology Center in Detroit, USA. Microsoft has moved its regional technology and training center to downtown Detroit’s central business district. The new 45,000 square ft. (4180 square meters) space has functional rooms and common spaces. Elizabeth Williams, lighting designer at Illuminart, selected Luminis’ Syrios SY606 pendant, with both an up and downlight, as the predominant fixture throughout common spaces and corridors t...
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2019-01-28

General Motors Installs more than 50,000 LED Fixtures and Save $2 Million Energy Cost

Since 2017, General Motors (GM) has begun LED lighting system replacement for its facilities all over the U.S. with the help from Current by GE. Until now, the company has installed more than 50,000 LED fixtures and is incorporating sensors and controls into the new light fixtures to create a future-proof digital ceiling to improve its intelligent infrastructure and enhancing sustainability. GM has continued to demonstrate leadership in sustainability through superior operational efficiency. In 2015, GM’s Lighting Strategy Committee began to focus on lightin...
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2019-01-28

Osram’s Digital Technology Lights up the History of St. Peter’s Basilica

St.Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City is now shines in LED lighting as Osram completed its digital lighting project of the World Heritage after 18 month of planning and the installation of a new LED lighting system. Osram said that the entire lighting concept for the project was tailor-made to highlight all the treasures of the world's most important and historic basilica. More than 780 special luminaires equipped with approximately 100,000 LEDs were used in this project. Thanks to intelligent lighting control, the lighting of the church, which covers an ar...
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2018-12-24

LED Christmas Light Show on an Airplane at UK Airport

Christmas lighting has been an essential element for the holidays. This year, London Luton Airport has created a lightshow involving an airplane. To celebrate the airport’s 80th anniversary and the completion of its three year redevelopment, easyJet provided an A320 Airbus which was wrapped with vivid colored Christmas lights, creating a delightful holiday mood for the staffs and passengers. (Image: London Luton Airport) The eye-catching show used over 850,000 choreographed light sequences and 1.5 miles of LED micro bulbs with are synchronized to the sound of...
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2018-12-14

Dubai Framed with Signify’s LED Lighting

“The biggest picture frame on the planet”, the Dubai Frame, has been lit up with Signify. Having worked with Dubai Municipality, Signify has provided its dynamic color changing architectural lighting for the gigantic landmark in Dubai. (Image: Signify) The Dubai Frame, opened in January 2018, is an impressive 150-meter-by-93 meter rectangular structure that resembles a giant picture frame, providing a perfect vantage point for viewing the city. The unique architecture also serves as a museum and visitor center which charts the rise of the city from its origi...
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2018-12-03

Tridonic Provides Lighting Solutions for Mannheim Museum of Modern Art

Kunsthalle Mannheim (Mannheim Museum of Modern Art) was designed as an extension of the city of Mannheim, which is known as the “city of squares” because of its ordered structure of blocks in a chessboard pattern. The new cube-style museum building is therefore divided into smaller units with thirteen galleries interlinked by bridges, stairs and terraces. (Image: Tridonic) Some of the rooms are open up to daylight from windows and glazing units, while others appear as introverted cabinets and halls. The various room situations make the lighting design of the mus...
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2018-11-28

Southern California Cities Install Streetlights of Current by GE

Cities in Southern California have been replacing their streetlights with LED fixtures to minimize light pollution, enhance public safety and save approximately US$60 million in reduced energy and maintenance costs over a 20-year period. 55,000 Current, powered by GE fixtures will be purchased by The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) for its 11 local jurisdictions. (Image: Current by GE) In order to find out the regions suitable for LED lighting, WRCOG has created a demonstration area in the City of Hemet and arranged guided tours with...
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2018-11-22

Modern and Historic Landmarks of Shanghai Shines with Lighting from Signify

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has implemented its largest architectural lighting project in Shanghai. The project created a dynamic lighting for Shanghai’s waterfront, three bridges and over 40 buildings in the city. As part of the regeneration of the financial and tourist districts of Shanghai, Signify has installed more than 50,000 Philips luminaires. These illuminate buildings along the waterfront as well as the Yangpu, Nanpu and Xupu bridges. Signify’s Interact Landmark system is being used to control and manage lighting on building rooftops...
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Natural colour rendering of Optisolis™ LEDs lets visitors experience artwork as the artist intended without degrading the work. Tokushima, Japan – 23 July 2019: Nichia Corporation, the leader in high brightness LED technologies, an... READ MORE

TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE