BrandArena: Philips strengthens Nigeria’s ambition to improve energy efficiency

Saturday 12 July 2014

Philips strengthens Nigeria’s ambition to improve energy efficiency

The visual lighting concept will provide the building with an imposing look in the Lagos skyline
Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, unveiled a stunning lighting makeover of the well-renowned Nigerian National Arts Theater in Lagos, one of the most iconic buildings in the city, as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. Philips has installed its latest range of RGB (red, green, blue) LED luminaires around the National Theater complex, emphasizing the beauty of the structure and cutting energy consumption by up to 80% as compared to the existing conventional lighting.

Philips’ concept is focused on highlighting the significance of this iconic building as an architectural masterpiece and as a source of national pride to Nigeria, and in so doing assist with the buildings energy saving performance. The new Philips lighting will transform the theater façade, while illuminating the distinctive, memorable and eye-catching mass and structure. The visual lighting concept will provide the building with an imposing look in the Lagos skyline.

LED lighting solutions improve energy performance in public spaces

“The spectacular lighting of Nigerian National Arts Theatre demonstrates the incredible advances that are being made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination”, says Abdallah Hussein, CEO, Philips West Africa. “LED lighting innovations provide completely new opportunities to policy makers and governments to enhance city beautification and at the same time contribute to energy saving. We are extremely proud to see how Philips’ lighting solutions are contributing to improving the attractiveness of this stunning architectural marvel while reducing energy consumption in Nigeria”.

The National Arts Theater is a cultural landmark located at Iganmu, in the heart of Lagos. It is the primary center for the performing arts in Nigeria and, as such, is considered a monument and a celebrated icon within Lagos. Covering an area of about 23,000 square meters and standing well over 31 meters tall, the multipurpose National Theatre was established for the preservation, presentation and promotion of Arts and Culture in Nigeria. It is a sophisticated building which acts as a rallying point for both Nigerian and international artistes wishing to share experience with their Nigerian counterparts.

The National Arts Theater is already a popular attraction in the city, with thousands of visitors annually. The spectacular Philips LED lighting is likely to further improve the tourism value of the monument.

Philips has used a total of 48 LED luminaires, combining red, blue and green in each single luminaire, which provides an endless spectrum of colors to highlight the features of this architectural masterpiece.  There are also 30 LED white light projectors, which highlight the pillars of the theater.

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