Monumento a la Revolucion – Mexico City Federal District new LED lighting project

Jan. 5, 2011
Date Announced: 05 Jan 2011 Viterbo - 15th December 2010 -The monumento a la Revolucion lighting project complements the rehabilitation plan of the Plaza de la Republica. The objective was to create the most representative element of the city during the centenary and bicentenary festivities, using artistic lighting and to be recognized both nationally and internationally and became an icon for the country, equivalent to the Eiffel Tower in France.As response to the architectonic – urban – social studies, the lighting design is conceptualized as a living lighting, implementing a system of projectors with the latest technology, moderate consumption, and highpowerful Cree XLamp® LEDs.Mr. Omar Bermudez, lighting designer in charge of the project commented:“Using LED lighting fixtures nowadays for architectural projects is becoming very common, but the market and the wide product offering could disappoint the expectations, most of the time if we look for a significant light output source equivalent to metal halide high wattage sources. There are few manufactures that can accomplish this futuristic idea and Studio Due was the one that has in its product range such powerful LEDs Lighting fixtures.The main reasons for which I have choosen Studio Due were related to the quality of the products, especially in the light output as well as in the optical part, the well developed process assembly with an high degree of protection in all the projectors, and the service/technical support along all the project from the professionals of the brand, always willing to help”“Properly illuminating historical monuments requires excellent lighting design and precisely designed lighting fixtures,” said Ralf Buehler, Cree Europe vice president. “Studio Due luminaires, featuring Cree’s powerful and bright XLamp XP-E LEDs are enabling the beautification of the Monumento a La Revolución with the benefits of LED lighting.”The aim was to create different scenes by color changing, alternating and grading their intensities thanks to the DMX programming.Three different Universes were created to drive the high number of lighting fixtures installed.Particularly have been installed: 52 DUAL800 21 SINGLE400 48 ARCHILED150The lighting design is composed with exterior projectors around the four support elements, in the terraces, the dome and the lantern.“The architecture of the building demanded powerful projectors to reach every square centimeter.I wanted to get cover in the bottom part, the highest, the most complicated one, and the use of the Dual 800 demonstrated a large lighting capacity. Using a couple of them I reached the goal with spectacular results placing them around each leg.”, commented Mr. Omar Bermudez.The DUAL800 has been used to reach an height of 22 meters from the bottom to the top. To grant the effect of a uniform light, the double heads were equipped with diversification of lenses. 10° on the head on the top and 23° on the bottom one. This diversification represent a good compromise between the depth of the light required for the height of the Monumento and a uniform light needed to cover uniformly the surfaces of the columns.As Mr. Omar Bermudez commented:“The Single 400 were placed in the interior around the dome, with the idea to flood all the space and been seen from the outside, through the loop holes in the façade. One more fixture was placed in the interior of the lantern in the highest point of the monument, lighting the ceiling and using it as a giant reflector dish”.The SINGLE400 were used inside the chapel to light the internal structure and to harmonize simultaneously some scenes playing with the dimmer, with the aim to give the sensation as the whole element is a “beating giant heart”.Still Mr. Omar Bermudez, reported:“The Archiled accomplished very well the task of high output-small size combination, in the repetitive elements in the upper levels, and the faculty to use different lenses as well as the others from the brand, spot light for a defined strip or wide beam according every case”The aim of the Lighting Designer was to have many effects in order to meet the demanding requirements of this project. Using the maximum versatility of the fixtures, several scenes were designed from “painting” all the monument in one color, passing trough all the chromatic scale or specific, many of them related with the symbolism of the centenary and bicentenary festivities.Lighting Project DatasArchitect & Lighting Designer: Mr. Omar BermudezEngineer & Lighting Programmer: Mr. Pedro GonzalezSupervisor Studio Due Lighting: Mr. Paolo CarvoneLighting Contractor: Citelum MexicoClient: AEP, Public Space AuthorityAward Date: August 25Start of work: Sep 13Opening: November 20121 total points projector light LEDsTotal charge 57.600 W5600m meters of cable usedCost 10mdpAbout Studio DueStudio Due has been creating lighting systems for live performances, discoteques and Television Studios since 1982. Through constant research and innovation, and the use of premier-quality materials, Studio Due has established an international reputation as one of the market leaders in the field of professional lighting.In 1998 Studio due has enlarged its range of products ( moving head spots, outdoor multiray Effects, controllers) introducing a new line of colour changer specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of the architectural lighting; the most famous and world wide appreciated among these products is the City Color.Studio Due thanks to continous investments is today able to produce inside the company most of the components needed in the final assembling of their products, that means manufacture high quality fixtures without loosing the flexibility in the production.Since the late 1980's Studio Due has continued to uphold its interest on the oriental scene resulting in the opening of a branch in Hong Kong in the early 1990's.Studio Due far east, with headquarters in Hong Kong, was created in 1993 in order to represent the italian trademark for all the South East Asia area.

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