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Philips Lighting casts new light on iconic Indian building

The system has dimming features that will enable the buildings to reduce electrical consumption during non-peak hours

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Philips LED lighting illuminates iconic New Dehli government buildings on Raisina Hill
Philips LED lighting illuminates iconic New Dehli government buildings on Raisina Hill

Philips Lighting has illuminated the North and South Block of the Central Secretariat building, situated on Raisina Hill, New Delhi, using its architectural LED lighting system.

 

The iconic buildings house the Cabinet Secretariat, which administers the Government of India and are an integral part of India’s historical and political heritage. They were built in 1931 and are home to the Prime Minister’s office and Ministries of defence, finance, home affairs and external affairs of the Cabinet of India.

 

“Our dynamic LED lighting will illuminate these buildings using a palette of 16 million colours that will accentuate the rich blend of traditional Indian and British architecture,” said Sumit Joshi, vice chairman and managing director, Philips Lighting India. “The new dynamic lighting system is also energy-efficient and will make these buildings a visual treat.”

 

Philips Colour Kinetics utilises the latest advancements in LED technology to create themes and customised light recipes that can be used for important national festivals and celebrations.

 

Additionally, the system also has dimming features that will enable the buildings to reduce electrical consumption during non-peak hours. In all, approximately 662 light points have been implemented to create the stunning lighting effects.

 

The light points are controlled by the advanced light management system, Philips Color Kinetics Light System Manager gen5, which can store multiple preset scenes, creating unique light shows with varied effects like ripple, cross-fade, particle and burst.

 

The lighting was installed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), an attached organisation of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

 

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