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PHILIPS STRAND NEO CONSOLES MANAGE LED UPGADE AT NIAGARA FALLS
Photo: Light Monkey Photography
Photo: Light Monkey Photography

Philips Lighting have announced that its control systems are managing the new stunning colour illumination of the landmark Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfalls located on the border of both US and Canada.

The systems from Philips Entertainment Lighting form the centre piece of the recently opened LED upgrade. Two Philips Strand Lighting NEO consoles, used widely in theatrical lighting, control 1,400 third-party colour LED luminaires for the 'Niagara Falls Illumination Enhancement Project.' The luminaires, grouped in 350 controllable zones, enable lighting effects, such as sunrise, sunset and the Aurora Borealis, to be played on the 600,000 US gallons (271,247 liters) of water cascading over the falls every second.

The goal of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board is to enhance the visitor experience and gain energy efficiencies and longevity from the LED lighting. The $4 million upgrade of the previous Xenon lighting system will provide a 60% energy saving and the crisp, clear illumination will be up to 4-14 times brighter than the original system depending on which of the 18,000 available colors are projected. A consortium of companies implemented the project: ECCO Electric Ltd, Salex Inc, Mulvey & Banani Lighting Inc, Scenework and Stanley Electric. The illumination was unveiled to the public on December 1, 2016.

Colin Kavanagh, General Manager of Philips Entertainment Lighting, said "This was a challenging and ambitious project for one of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in the world. The beautiful nighttime spectacle we helped create underlines the dependability and flexibility of our control systems and software to do more than just stage shows and concerts."

Web Link: www.strandlighting.com

Date : 21-03-2017


 









 
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