Philips Lighting Makes the Central Vista in the Capital an Enhanced Visual Treat

Marketing | October 9, 2017 | News

Philips Lighting

Come October 11th, 2017, the famous Central Vista of the national capital will not be the same any more. The present famed special lighting on eight select days in a year and a few hours every night façade lighting of the icononic North and South Block buildings, a visual treat over the years, will move from being static to dynamic, offering an entirely a new further enhanced aesthetic experience.

The new dynamic façade lighting over an area of 21,450 sq. mtrs has the potential to present an amazing 16 million colour combinations, displaying a wide range of patterns and themes during the night time with colours changing every few seconds. The new lighting system will be on show for the benefit of media and the people of Delhi.

The new lighting will be on show from 7.00 pm to 5.00 am all through the year with full capacity prime time lighting from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm. With inherent dimming facility, the electrical load will be 25% during 7.00-7.30 pm and 10.00 pm to 5.00 am while the load will be 50% during the remainder of the night.

The entire network of new dynamic lighting using the state of the art RGB LED technology with 40 kms of unified power and data cabling has central computerized control with automated selection of colour combinations, with selection of timing, dimming and switching on and off facility, individual and combined control of light fittings etc. through Ethernet based controller.

Care has been taken to protect the heritage character of these famed buildings. All light fittings are outdoor and placed either on the ground in front lawns or on roof top.

The Center Public Works Department (CWPD) that has put in extensive efforts towards conceptualization, designing and execution informed the Ministry that the initial investment of INR 15.40 Cr. for the new lighting will be recovered in just 6 to 7 years and thereafter the system becoming virtually free of cost as against the costs being incurred every year now. The entire project has been enabled by Philips Lighting India. 

The new lighting will be on show from 7.00 pm to 5.00 am all through the year with full capacity prime time lighting from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

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