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Dynamic facade lighting of North and South Blocks

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    The new 'dynamic façade lighting' of North and South block building was 'switched on by Shri Mahipal Singh, the senior most support staff (Multi Tasking Staff) of the Ministry of Home on Wednesday. The lighting system was installed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), an attached organization of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

    A view of North Block and South Block with the new Dynamic Facade Lighting, in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

    The new dynamic façade lighting over an area of 21,450 sq.mtrs has the potential to present an amazing 16 million colour combinations, displaying a wide range of patterns and themes during the nighttime with colours changing every few seconds.

    • New dynamic façade lighting of North and South Blocks to offer an enhanced visual treat
    • 16 million colour patterns and themes to light up the Central Vista
    • Durable, low cost, energy efficient, environment friendly lighting to add to aesthetics
    • 7 pm to 5 am extended 365 day new lighting to add another attraction to the national capital
    • Inaugural demonstration show for media and Delhi public

    The new lighting will be on show from 7.00 pm to 5.00 am all through the year with full capacity prime time lighting from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

     Central Vista of the national capital

    Central Vista of the national capital

    The new lighting will be on show from 7.00 pm to 5.00 am all through the year with full capacity prime time lighting from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm. With inherent dimming facility, the electrical load will be 25% during 7.00-7.30 pm and 10.00 pm to 5.00 am while the load will be 50% during the remainder of the night. Courtesy: PIB newssite

    State of the art RGB LED technology

    State of the art RGB LED technology

    The entire network of new dynamic lighting using the state of the art RGB LED technology with 40 kms of unified power and data cabling has central computerized control with automated selection of colour combinations, with selection of timing, dimming and switching on and off facility, individual and combined control of light fittings etc through Ethernet based controller. Courtesy: PIB newssite

    Volume and focus lighting to highlight the architectural features

    Volume and focus lighting to highlight the architectural features

    It is capable of providing both volume and focus lighting to highlight the architectural features of the historical buildings, a fine blend of the traditional Indian and British architectue, further enhancing the grandeur, treating the visitors to a new feast of colours. The frontal façade, loggia, central dome, flag posts etc., will be highlighted by the new lighting using narrow, medium and wide degree beam angles as required. The light fittings have external lenses to enable change of beam angles as per site requirement. It has an inherent capability and versatility for choosing different colour themes and schemes on special occasions. Courtesy: PIB newssite

    The lights and fixtures are more durable, cost effective

    The lights and fixtures are more durable, cost effective

    The new dynamic façade lighting has a multitude of advantages over the present conventional special lighting on show on special occasions like the Independence Day and the Republic Day and some national festivals and façade lighting. The lights and fixtures are more durable, cost effective, energy efficient and environment friendly. The present lighting covers an area of 16,750 sq.mtres. Courtesy: PIB newssite

    The life of the new LED light fittings is over one lakh burning hours

    The life of the new LED light fittings is over one lakh burning hours

    The annual saving on account of new lighting of 21,450 sq.mtres of façade area in respect of replacement, maintenance and operation cost will be Rs.86.40 lakhs. The life of the new LED light fittings is over one lakh burning hours, coming to about 25 years as against only 10,000 burning hours for the existing. Courtesy: PIB newssite

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