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Philips Digitalises National Theatre Lighting With Led Technology

16 July, 2014

Source: The Guardian

THE global leader in lighting, Royal Philips, has unveiled a stunning lightening makeover of the new-renowned Nigerian National Theatre.

The theatre is one of the iconic buildings in Lagos.The unveiling is part of Philips' fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow.

Philips installed its latest range of red, green & blue (RGB) LED luminaries around the National Theatre complex, emphasising the beauty of the structure and cutting energy consumption by up to 80% as compared to the existing conventional lighting.

Philips concept focuses on highlighting the significance of the iconic building as an architectural masterpiece and as a source of narional pride and adding value to the buildings energy saving performance.

The new Philips lighting will transform the Theater facade, while illuminating the distinctive, memorable and eye-catching mass and structure.

Speaking on the development, Abdallah Hussein, Chief Executive Officer, Philips West Africa said that, LED lighting solutions improve energy performance in public spaces.

He said: "The spectacular lighting of Nigerian National Arts Theatre demonstrates the incredible advances that are been made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination.

"LED lighting innovations provide completely new opportunities to policy makers and governments to enhance city beautification and at the same time contributing to improve the attractiveness of this stunning architectural marvel while reducing energy consumption in Nigeria".

He added that Philips' innovative LED lighting solutions tie in greatly with Nigeria's ambition to improve energy performance in the public space.

Meanwhile, Philips used a total of 48 LED luminaries, combining red, blue & green in each single luminaries which provides an endless spectrum of colours to highlighting the features of the edific.

There are also 30 LED white light projectors, which highlight the pillars of the Theatre.

Hussein added that the capacity of the installed lighting system is just 3.3kilowatts (kW) compared to almost 14.5kW of the older installation, thereby reducing the energy consumption by up to 80%.

Commenting on the lofty project, Mallam Kabir Yusuf, general manager and chief executive officer, National Theatre, described the lighting system with a longer lifespan of about 100,000 hours, as a welcome development.

He said: "We are delighted with the project Philips has completed at the Narional Theatre of Ars here in Lagos.

"To think that such an iconic building in the Lagos skyline now has a state-of-the-art digital lighting technology for the facade is just wonderful. Now, the world class and environmentally friendly look of the building ascetically from outside at night will complement the top class contribution of the performers and artists inside the building as well as the breathtaking renovations that have recently taken place in and around the big edifice".

Lagos is the fifth stop on Philips' annual flagship Cairo to Cape Town roadshow which commenced in April this year and ends in September.

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