Osram will light up the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm
Moving heads from Osram's Clay Paky will be in action to provide a spectacular light show Clay Paky are once again to provide exceptional lighting effects for the shows staged at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Stockholm from May 10 to 14, 2016. A massive amount (almost 1,0...Read more..
LED Lighting a Success in the Black Forest
New lighting concepts for public spaces The lighting industry has undergone a revolution in the past few years, thanks to the rapid development of LED technology. Due to their high light output, colour quality and intelligent control options, LED-based lighting solutions are proving to be particu...Read more..
Light & Colour Provide Soothing Atmosphere At New Maternity Ward
Gütersloh Hospital situated near the city centre offers modern, high-performance medical services for some 20,000 in-patients and 35,000 out-patients with approximately 1,000 staff. For its 600 annual births a new maternity ward has now been built. With the aim of creating an appealing atmosphere...Read more..
Largest Mosque in Europe Fitted With LED Lighting Inside & Out
Philips Lighting, in collaboration with the projects department of JSC 'Electrotechnical Company Eco Svet', have illuminated the newly built Moscow Cathedral congregational mosque, which is the largest mosque in Europe. Philips experts developed a lighting design to highlight the intricate tradition...Read more..
Rock Legends KISS 40th Anniversary Tour of Europe
One of the world’s best-selling bands of all time can still attract a crowd after 40+ years no matter where they play. Complete with full costumes and make-up, KISS recently brought their elaborate live show to Europe this summer, kicking off its 40th Anniversary European Tour May 30th in Munich's...Read more..
Park Lane, Meadowhall Shopping Centre Has a Stunning Refit
Jointly designed by The Harris Partnership and BDP Lighting and manufactured by Northern Lights, these breathtaking lighting sculptures have taken centre stage in the newly refurbished Park Lane area of Meadowhall Shopping Centre – one of only six super-regional shopping malls in the country. T...Read more..
Farwaniah Mosque First in Middle East to be Completely Lit by LED Inside & Out
This new build mosque was the first mosque in the Middle East whose exterior as well as interior lighting was completely done in LED. The preparation phase took one and a half years. It consisted, for example, of visits of several ministerial delegations to the Netherlands. It also included ...Read more..
Merchandise Really ‘Pops’ at Booths Supermarket in Barrowford
The 30th supermarket of the rapidly growing food chain Booths, opened recently in Barrowford, Lancashire. During a visit to Euroshop in March 2014 Graham Booth, one the fifth generation of this family concern, saw the Navo demonstration, and was so impressed he asked for a trial to be carried out at...Read more..
Jessie J and BoyzIIMen Seen In The Right Light
German-based rental company Headroom Media Service GmbH (www.headroom-media.de) has recently acquired a large number of Elation Professional Cuepix Panels and has used the versatile RGB matrix luminaires on several outings in Germany and elsewhere. After their first live tests, including prod...Read more..
Montforthaus Gets a Unique LED Lighting Solution That Meets Stringent Television Specs
In close cooperation with the lighting design firm BELZNER HOLMES / LIGHT DESIGN ENGINEERING, Zumtobel has developed a bespoke LED solution for Montforthaus that meets stringent television requirements by combining seamless dimming between 100 and 0 percent with a colour temperature range from 2700K...Read more..
Philips provides Light as a Service to Schiphol Airport
Schiphol Group, Cofely and Royal Philips have entered into a collaboration for the new lighting in the terminal buildings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The light as a service means that, Schiphol pays for the light it uses, while Philips remains the owner of all fixtures and installations. Philips ...Read more..
The Rocky Horror Show’s German Tour – Fabulous At Forty!
The long-running cult musical The Rocky Horror Show is back on stage for a 6-month tour of Germany and features an array of HARMAN Martin Professional lighting fixtures to underscore the production’s more distinctive elements. Since its first performance at the Royal Court Theatre in Londo...Read more..
Experience Centre ‘De Brug van Vroenhoven’
Experience Centre ‘De Brug van Vroenhoven’ (Belgium) is located underneath the bridge over the Albert Canal near Maastricht. Two distinct stories are joined together; the start of the second World War for Belgium around the bridge of Vroenhoven and the world of canals and transport over the ...Read more..
From Steam Boiler Factory to Chique Restaurant
When the steam boiler factory on the Steinmüller site in Gummersbach, Germany closed, only “Halle 32” remained intact and is now used as an event centre with restaurant. The primary concern of the architect in converting the industrial building was to maintain its character. Today, original ro...Read more..
Historic Osram Building Reopened as a Cultural Centre
The building which once housed a business success story has been resurrected as a well-lit cultural centre in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, following a major renovation. You begin to sense the historic atmosphere as you approach the front door. The illuminated Osram bulb incorporated into the window...Read more..
National Military Museum Netherlands
"We are storytellers. We pull out all the stops to create a theatrical experience in a museum. And light is of inestimable value." Mark de Jong, Creative Director of Kossmann.dejong On the former airbase in Soesterberg, the new National Military Museum (NMM) has been opened. An impressive ...Read more..
LED Lighting To Save 47kW Per Year At Worlds Largest Auchan Hypermarket
Aviapark shopping and entertainment center is located in the North-West part of Moscow. Besides all of the well known 'western' anchor stores, there are 500 shops, an entertainment centre, one of the biggest multi-screen movie theaters in Russia, restaurants and food courts and over 6500 parking slo...Read more..
C/O Berlin Gallery’s New Home
After 15 years in changing locations, the C/O Berlin Gallery has finally found a permanent home – in the Amerika Haus, once a US cultural and information centre in Berlin. Designed by Bruno Grimmek, the structure was built in 1957 as part of the International Building Exhibition. C/O Berlin had fo...Read more..
The Geographical Centre of The Netherlands Lit With LEDs
The new lighting of the ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwe’ tower in the Netherlands was revealed on the first of November 2014. The tower, dating from 1470, is the geographical centre of the Netherlands and is 98 meters high. The lighting was switched on with a large celebration. Light designer Jeroen Jans w...Read more..
It’s Worth The Trip To Manchester – And Not Just For The Food
Northern Lights Illuminating Restaurant Wars Manchester is a great northern town with many things to boast about. But food has not been one of them. Being born and raised there, I can attest to the tasty but unhealthy and stodgy diet that many Mancunians were raised on. The last Michelin star hel...Read more..
Lighting The 13th Century Benedictine Basilica of Pannonhalma Monastery
Speirs + Major have designed a simple, sensitive and flexible lighting scheme for the 13th Century Benedictine Basilica of Pannonhalma Monastery as a key contributor in John Pawson’s restoration team. Following centuries of religious and political upheavals and consequent architectural interven...Read more..
Celebrating The 250th Spar Store Upgraded With LED Lighting
LED Lighting Provides 60% Energy Saving. Great SPAR stores create great customer experiences and that is why the LED upgrade programme delivered by Cross Group using innovative technology by retail lighting specialists Nualight has been so successful. Cross Group is Nualight's partner for convenien...Read more..
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Accepting Entries for 38th SOURCE Awards
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting Division is now accepting entries for the 38th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element...Read more..
Former Bunker in Hamburg Now An Energy Centre With Dramatic Lighting
Notable for its monumental 42 metre concrete façade, the former flak bunker, dating back to the Second World War, is now a characteristic feature of the urban image of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. Elaborately renovated and converted as part of the International Building Exhibition, (IBA), this building, n...Read more..
Stage Electrics Delivers Bespoke Solutions to Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Stage Electrics is delighted to have delivered the lighting, audio and video systems to Milton Court; Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s multi-million pound, state-of-the-art facility near its premises in Silk Street. To ensure that it continued to offer students incomparable training in ...Read more..
World’s Soil Museum Lit With LED
Earth’s Living Skin Soil is the Earth’s living skin and when thought of that way, is a fascinating subject. It provides anchorage for roots and holds water and nutrients long enough for plants and micro-organisms to make use of it. In fact, most of the land’s biodiversity lives in the soil, n...Read more..
Concord Lights Up The Old Palace At Hatfield House
The Old Palace at Hatfield House, one of England’s most historic country houses, now boasts modern lighting to enhance its magnificent Grade One listed features. Designed by the award winning Gardiner Design Associates, the new lighting scheme features Limburg pendants from the Concord product p...Read more..
Philips lights up Notre-Dame as never seen before
Paris, France – Using more than 400 LED luminaires, Royal Philips today announced it has illuminated the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris with LEDs that will show off the cathedral’s Gothic features as never seen before. The new system has an installed capacity of just 30 kW, compared with almost...Read more..
Stunning Accents in Moscow Hotel Alpha Project
The tourist hotel complex (THC) Alpha in Moscow recently received a dramatic new façade wall-wash from Twenty First Light Ltd, a Russian manufacturer of LED luminaire solutions. With substantial product support from Taiwanese LED manufacturer SemiLEDs, Twenty First Light developed three types of sa...Read more..
Priceless Treasures Glitter at London Museum
Gold and pearl cage pendants, photo courtesy of the Museum of London. The Cheapside Hoard, the world’s largest and finest collection of late-16th and early-17th-century jewels and gemstones, is being lit at the London Museum with Precision Lighting’s Pico 1 Surface LED spotlights. Studio ...Read more..
Cyclists And Squirrels Enjoy New LED Lighting System On Demand
"The bike path in the evening was quite dark and it was not pleasant for cyclists and walkers. At the same time we wanted to make sure that the animals and plants were not affected (by too much light) in their habitat. That is why we chose LumiMotion. We are very pleased with this intelligent LED l...Read more..
Batteryless Technology Helps Handicapped in France
Mosaïque house (Mosaic) in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France, offers a living area which is specialized for multi-handicapped and autistic adults. 400 EnOcean-based sensor solutions, connected with a building automation system, offer comfort and security for the tenants and save energy at the same time...Read more..
‘Light Play’ Allows UK Students To Create With Light
Last month, IALD UK hosted a practical workshop for technical lighting students at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, part of the University of London. Called "Light Play," the event provided an opportunity for students to collaborate with leading professionals from a variety of ligh...Read more..
Artscape in South Africa Extends Artistic Scope
The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town’s foreshore area is in the process of upgrading the lighting facilities of its three theatre spaces. The centre was originally established in 1971 as the Nico Malan and was renamed Artscape in 2001 under the aegis of the provincial administration. With i...Read more..
HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profile Lights Up Les Francofolies Music Festival
The annual Les Francofolies summer music festival, held in Spa, Belgium, promotes francophone music and attracts hundreds of thousands of fans over a five-day span. ARTO, a Brussels-based production company, handled the festival’s production and lighting design, which consisted exclusively of HARM...Read more..
Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Path Shines Bright
Sparkling heritage in the Province of Noord-Brabant The Eindhoven region will receive the first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands. The 600 metres long bicycle path runs where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1883 to 1885 and will have a unique design comprising thousands of sparkling stones d...Read more..
Lyons Palais de Justice Shows Its Classic Beauty
One of the most famous monuments of the "old city" of Lyon (Vieux Lyon) in France, the Palais de Justice de Lyon, recently benefited from a new exterior lighting installation which uses an array of LED lighting fixtures from Ayrton to accentuate its architectural magnificence. Inaugurated in 1847...Read more..
City Green Court in Prague Wins World Green Building Council Award
The City Green Court office building in Prague sets new standards for sustainable buildings - not only in the Czech Republic but around the world. Awarded a prize in the “Leadership in Building Design and Performance” category by the “World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)”, the office buil...Read more..
Silo 468 Gets a New Lease of Life with LED
Project of the Month : SILO 468, HELSINKI, FINLAND | LIGHTING BY LIGHTING DESIGN COLLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (C) HANNU ISO-OJA, TUOMAS UUSHEIMO, TAPIO ROSENIUS In the spotlight this month is Tapio Rosenius, IALD, of Lighting Design Collective, winner of an Award of Excellence in the 30th Annual IA...Read more..
LED Lighting for Production Engineering Company
LED technology presents new opportunities in lighting, bringing reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs without compromising lighting quality. Philips Slovakia in cooperation with Hagard Hal has introduced a LED lighting solution for the production hall of PPS Group a.s. The company d...Read more..
One Direction’s “This Is Us” World Premier Shines Bright
One Direction’s “This Is Us” World Premier Shines Bright In Front of Adoring Fans With HARMAN’s Martin RUSH Series LONDON, England — With an estimated 70,000 fans screaming and hoping to catch a glimpse of One Direction, the five-member band walked the red carpet outside the Empire Cine...Read more..
Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao
This corporate headquarters in Bilbao, Spain, is the first LEED Platinum certified tower in Europe.The lighting design, by New York based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Inc. has garnered many prestigious awards including the LUMEN AWARD OF MERIT 2013 and the IES ILLUMINATION AWARD OF MERI...Read more..
Sir Elton John Shines in Denmark
Lighting Designer Andrew Pygott was pleased to learn Danish rental company Comtech began offering HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profile as part of its entertainment lighting stock and designed an impressive rig for Sir Elton John’s show at Denmark’s Resenlund Park composed of the high-output profi...Read more..
ZUMTOBEL Group Award 2014
From 1 September until 30 November 2013, projects can be submitted for the architectural award including prize money of a total of EUR 140,000. This is the fourth year that the Zumtobel Group calls for submissions for its architectural award to enhance the quality of life and sustainability in th...Read more..
IALD INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS
DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE RECOGNIZED ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN CLICK HERE AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE NOW! The oldest and most prestigious architectural lighting design competition on the global stage, the IALD International Lighting Design Awards showcas...Read more..
Rigoletto Painted with Light for Summer Opera Season
Lighting and visuals designer Luc Peumans from Genk, Belgium based creative practice Painting With Light was commissioned to design lighting for the renowned Summer Opera Alden Biesen’s 2013 season They performed Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ – to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the I...Read more..
Centre Street Bridge, Calgary
“The Lions Awaken” – which is the new lighting installed on the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary, Canada has received one of two new Design Lion Awards. The Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards recognizes citizens and groups who have undertaken initiatives, of any scale, in support of heritag...Read more..