Venue: Somerset House, London
Project: LED Architectural Lighting
Disciplines: Installation of Exterior LED Lighting, Colour Change, Architectural Lighting Control and Architainment Lighting.
Somerset House Director, Gwyn Miles, commissioned Lighting Designer Patrick Woodroffe to develop a contemporary scheme that would transform the space at night with a classic warm white illumination of the building’s facades. The contract to supply, install and programme the lighting system for the new scheme was awarded to A.C. Special Projects, who had previously worked with Gwyn and Patrick on lighting the grand architecture of the John Madejski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Following lighting trials, the combination of red, green, blue and amber (RGBA) colour-mixing LEDs was found to provide the best warm white lighting. In addition, by utilising RGBA lighting fixtures, the battens provide the additional potential to illuminate the building facades in colour, adding a theatrical element to corporate and themed events.
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Other Services Provided
Project management, commissioning and programming.