Plessey LEDs leveraged in light spectacular at Compton Verney Park

Nov. 11, 2016
Plymouth, ENGLAND -- Plessey, a leading expert in the manufacture of lighting and sensing products and components, is pleased to announce that its LEDs will be lighting up the Compton Verney Park, Warwickshire, in a lighting spectacular entitled “IN LIGHT” to commemorate the 300th anniversary of renowned British Landscape Architect; “Capability” Brown, who shaped the vision of the picture-perfect English countryside. The Plessey LEDs are being used in the Consol Solar Jars™ which are manufactured by Suntoy, a South African based company. Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park are using 1000 Consol Solar Jars™ as one of its key set pieces. Plessey’s GaN on Silicon LEDs are being used as they offer manufacturers unique flexibility when designing custom light fittings due to their compact, eco-friendly and sustainable nature. This is the first time globally, that wireless DMX technology has been used to activate so many solar powered lanterns in an art exhibition of this magnitude. The technological challenge was made easier in collaboration with UJ (University of Johannesburg) and their research facility RC (Resolution circle).

Compton Verney Park Visual artist Laurent from Creatmosphere, a cross-genre studio specialising in the interplay of light as art between architecture and space, has been commissioned to create a light spectacular as has never been seen before using the Consol Solar Jars™. Applying stunning, ground-breaking technology, this new interactive light commission entitled “IN LIGHT: Illuminating Capability Brown’s Landscape”, launched on 29 October and runs until 13 November.

Plessey LED Sales Director Giuliano Cassataro said, “By using 1000 Consol Solar Jars™; a product proudly conceptualized by Consol Glass and manufactured by Suntoy in South Africa using Plessey’s GaN on silicon LEDs, Laurent will be filling an entire field with pinpoints of light to map the rich and diverse history of green spaces in a creative and captivating way. Three centuries later, Lancelot “Capability” Brown’s work is still celebrated and lives on. We are thrilled to be playing a small part in this creative initiative through supplying our LEDs into the Consol Solar Jars™ and to our customer Suntoy in South Africa.”

Suntoy Managing Director Harald Schulz commented, “We here at Suntoy, together with our European distributors Sonnenglas, are enormously proud to have our Consol Solar Jars™ with the Plessey LEDs play an integral and creative part in this initiative. Seeing it being used in this way and not just as originally intended (as a reading light and portable solar lantern), demonstrates its potential as a fun, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative light supply that makes it easy to go green. It truly is bottled sunshine!”

Plessey provides components and solutions across the whole of the lighting value chain. Lighting system designers and specifiers can access its design, build and supply chain expertise from GaN on Silicon blue die all the way up to complete luminaires and fixtures. Plessey recently announced its innovative high power Orion™ Beam Forming LED Module in the Stellar™ family that combines Plessey’s MaGIC™ low cost, high efficiency, surfacing-emitting LEDs with unique modular optics, delivering compact collimation of light, representing the next phase in LED lighting in directional lighting applications. Plessey's beam forming module solution permits lighting designers to improve the reliability and quality of light by using its state-of-the-art LED light engine for most applications. The Orion™ has been selected for a number of lighting design awards and will be demonstrated that the upcoming LuxLive event at the ExCel in London at Stand M8, on 23-24 November 2016.

Event details can be found here:

Suntoy Contact:
Harald Schulz
Managing Director
Email: [email protected]
South Africa
Ph: +27 87 754 4060

Photo caption: 1000 Consol Solar Jars using Plessey LEDs have been installed at the Compton Verney Park IN LIGHT project to commemorate 300 years of British Landscape Architect Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Plessey is a leading expert in the manufacture of semiconductor products used in sensing, measurement and controls applications, and is now at the forefront of the Solid State Lighting revolution. Its MaGIC™ (Manufactured on GaN-on-Si I/C) LED technology has won numerous awards for its innovation and ability to cut the cost of LED lighting by using standard silicon manufacturing techniques. By using its understanding of electronics and expertise in micro-electronic product design and manufacture, Plessey is radically enhancing the human experience with micro-electronics solutions such that people achieve more than they thought possible.

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