LED fixtures from CK illuminate Mexican store façade
The El Palacio de Hierro department in Monterrey, Mexico has been transformed by Color Kinetics fixtures illuminating a giant light box.
With locations in main cities such as Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey, and in 2008 Guadalajara, the Monterrey location was looking to distinguish itself from the other sites. Color Kinetics’ LED-based lighting systems proved to be an ideal solution.
The design concept was intended to project two different images; during the day the building emanates a clean and elegant look with a minimalist feel, and in the evening the store is transformed into a spectacular light box radiating color-changing effects with the help of over 700 Color Kinetics ColorBlast® 12 fixtures.
When lit at night, the exterior becomes a beacon of color changing effects, controlled by Color Kinetics’ Light System Manager, an Ethernet-based control solution that simplifies the authoring, management and playback of light shows across large-scale installations.
A winner of Architectural Digest Mexico’s 2006 Best Lighting Design, El Palacio de Hierro has become an icon for its magnitude and localization, as well as its stunning visual effects.