Lighting Design: New Projects
Recently, the iconic band Russian band DDT from the 80’s performed for a big audience in the Olympic Hall in Moscow. 69 pcs. of P-5 wash lights were implemented into the stage design and ensured deeply saturated colors for the show.
Lighting Designer: Andrejs Dubkovs
We know that Christmas is long over. However, this electrifying Swedish commercial still deserves some attention. It is about a solar panel system that can store energy - and to underline this message an over-the-top Christmas light installation was used to underline that you can use electricity with a clean conscience. SGM LED fixtures which are known for their low power consumption and eco-friendliness therefore matched that message perfectly. Lighting Designer, Peter “Tintin” Jörgensen, applied SGM P-5 wash lights outside the building to cover up the facade and several units of their little brother, the P-2, were placed inside to highlight the windows. He explained:
“Besides the low power consumption, it was important that the fixtures had a high IP rating as some of them were installed outside. I also needed a great green and red color output to underline the Christmas theme - and I knew that the P-2 and the P-5 were able to deliver just that. I was very satisfied with their performance and their contribution to the final result.”
Lighting Designer: Peter “Tintin” Jörgensen
Programmer/Operator: Ishai Mika
Supplier: Light Trade
Using ground-breaking LED technology from SGM, an interactive light commission entitled IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape, was created by light artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere.
In November 2016, various celebratory events took place in 120 different parks and sights all across the UK. This was to mark the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect, Capability Brown, a historically important figure known as “England’s greatest gardener.” Many of his more than 170 park designs still exist today. Amongst these is Compton Verney, which also houses an independent national art gallery.
Compton Verney celebrated Capability’s legacy and brought it to life through a light ‘spectacular’. The curator from Compton Verney, Penelope Sexton, had the idea that it would be great to do something outside on the grounds using light as a medium. She got in touch with Laurent Louyer and asked him to carry out the job. Louyer said about the assignment:
“I had the simple brief to ‘respond to the Capability Brown’s landscape’. So basically, I had creative carte blanche - which is a dream come through as an artist. I found the trees, water and architectural elements to be the crucial cornerstones of the garden, so I put them in focus. My aim was to get people to play and engage, but also to educate them about the landscape and architecture. One of the installations was an interactive display where people could paint trees and architecture with light and colors.”
For the interactive installation, he used twenty five pcs. of P-5 wash lights and five pcs. of Q-7 flood/blind/strobes from SGM as giant brushes for people to “paint” trees and buildings. They were all controlled wirelessly via touch screens booths placed at key viewpoints.
Additionally, seven pcs. of G-Profile moving heads from SGM were programmed to effectively scan the landscape. They were located at very specific locations within the park where Louyer wanted to highlight specific parts of the visual landscape, adding another layer of discovery to the space. They were programmed to be out of sync, which ensured a dynamic, non-repetitive experience with varying sequences. It invited visitors to play with time, space and motion within their surroundings as they were not constrained to a specific timeline. It also encouraged them to discover specific viewpoints.
Reflecting on the use of SGM fixtures for the installation, Louyer said:
“It’s the first time, I’ve SGM fixtures in my projects. First and foremost, I picked them because of their great lighting performance. As it was an outdoor installation, a high IP-rating (IP65) was also crucial. Compton Verney is potentially interested in making the installation permanent, so I had to think of a durable solution from the very beginning. The strong architectural fixtures from SGM were therefore an obvious choice. All in all, I could tick off a lot boxes, going with SGM.”
An important theme of the installation was sustainable lighting. There were organised workshops at the site discussing how to limit the power consumption and how generate power in a sustainable way. The light installation itself was also totally aligned with this theme, using the LED fixtures from SGM and 1,000 solar jars on the lawn.
Laurent Louyer had the ambition have the kids to get more involved and especially the interactive elements had a big appeal to that segment. Normally, it is very difficult to get families to travel to the remote location, but with more than 8,000 new visitors during the event, the light installation certainly succeeded in attracting a new young family audience. The light installation even got news coverage from BBC.
Photographer: Jamie Woodley
Products used for this project:
P-5 Q-7 G-Profile
On January 6, the Danish popular radio P6 BEAT held its annual music event P6 BEAT Rocker Koncerthuset. For the fifth year in a row, the show hosted a variety of different established and upcoming artists from home and abroad.
The overall lighting concept was based on the creation of a festival feeling inside DR Koncerthuset, which is a concert hall designed for classical music. For this concert, four stages were set up inside the 360° venue. Every stage performance had its own unique expression. The show was an ongoing concert, where each band played three to four songs, until the hosts led the audience's attention to a new stage with the artist next in line. Lighting designer/operator, Sune Verdier, elaborated:
"Because of the fact that the mounting opportunities were very limited, we had a general festival-like lighting rig with an even distribution of wash og spot moving heads. On the floor we had 20 pcs. of SGM P-5 wash lights as a border around the stages. To create this border and a backdrop for the audience and the tv camera, we used the P-5s to light the artists up close. The rectangular shape of the fixture gave a geometrical finish to the edge of the stage, which provided a sharp look for the otherwise small stages."
For the installation, Sune Verdier needed both a good wash and strobe light that could also function as a backdrop for the artist. He found all these features combined in the P-5. He highlighted the high power level and strong saturated colors as the main advantages of the compact LED wash light. Furthermore, he added:
"Whenever I can, I tend to use the P-5 as it’s a very good static wash light, which is also very versatile due to its outdoor capability being IP65-rated."
Supplier: Litecom A/S
Lighting Designers: Sune Verdier/Jacob Møller
Operator: Sune Verdier
Project Manager: Jacob Møller
By Jamie A.
The existing Slater & Gordon Building in Melbourne has a very tall but narrow atrium flanked by office floors on the north and south sides, and glazed structures on the east and west. In 2011, the architectural team, as part of a series of ground floor foyer upgrades, suggested that the atrium space could be an ideal location for an integrated art installation. The brief was simple: create a unique light element that is visible during day and night, works with the atrium design and its servicing requirements, and fits within the project budget.
The installation itself was designed around the abstracted concept of individual raindrops falling into an invisible pool. This was created by using twenty pairs of concentric luminous rings. Each individual ring was kept as simple as possible, with blue neon selected for its overall luminous intensity. The 360 degree light output of the neon tube allowed people to look down on the installation with the same effect as viewing it from below. The final outcome of the design is expanded after hours by reflections in the glazed and mirrored surroundings.
Le vie che conducono al famoso Nobu Restaurant in Qatar illuminate dall’azienda italiana Francesconi Architectural LightBy Agata
LED lighting in Qatar by Francesconi Architectural Light
Francesconi Architectural Light illumina Marina Landscape, le vie che accompagnano i visitatori al rinomato Nobu Restaurant, situato all’interno del lussuoso Four Seasons Hotel di Doha in Qatar: un capolavoro architettonico a tre livelli affacciato scenograficamente sul Golfo Persico raggiungibile da un’arteria di grande viabilità che necessitava di un’illuminazione sicura, performante e di qualità.
Per il prestigioso progetto di illuminazione urbana sono stati scelti gli incassi a terra EGO e MAXIEGO, apparecchi illuminotecnici per esterni con grado di resistenza IP67 e agli urti IK10. Interamente realizzati con il migliore Acciaio Inox 316L, questi prodotti sono garanzia di ottime prestazioni in ambienti ad elevata umidità e salinità tipiche delle zone costiere del Golfo Persico. Diffusore in vetro temprato, viti di chiusura in acciaio inox A4, guarnizione in silicone e controcassa in policarbonato V1 (850°) completano il quadro di una gamma di incassi a sorgenti LED dalle altissime prestazioni.
Francesconi Architectural Light, che ha sede a Roncadelle in provincia di Brescia, da oltre 60 anni opera nell’ambito dell’illuminotecnica: dalla produzione di apparecchi per esterni altamente performanti alla consulenza progettuale di elevata specializzazione, l’azienda sviluppa la propria attività su una superficie di 6500 mq, di cui 2500 mq coperti.
Coniugando elevata resistenza e confort visivo, know-how tecnico e qualità formale e funzionale, il team Francesconi ha donato un effetto particolarmente scenografico alle strade di questa grande città dal forte carattere cosmopolita, segnando i percorsi, esaltando i dettagli e guidando gli ospiti verso il più grande e noto ristorante del Qatar.
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