Recently, Philips Lighting has finished one of the largest projects in China. The project used connected LED architectural lighting to illuminate the facades of 37 buildings, along a 9.2 km stretch of road in the city center of Ningbo, China. Basically, the project is aimed at enhancing the city’s cultural heritage and tourism, as well as stimulating commercial activities in the city center. The installation of LED is going to decrease the energy consumption and turn the tourist lane into a stunning stretch.
The buildings situated along the 9.2-kilometer-long Zhongshan Road are a major tourist attraction. The new lighting system, designed by Toryo International Lighting Design Center and Huazhang Lighting Design, installed 2,000 Philips Color Kinetics fixtures controlled and managed by Philips ActiveSite software. The new lighting system successfully amplifies the architectural features of the buildings. It is also responsible for creating sparkling night scenes in the city’s business district and Ningbo’s main square Tianyi Square.
“The lighting design of the Zhongshan Road project illuminated took advantage of a powerful mix of color architectural lighting and world-class narrow projection. Philips Lighting brought our design concept to life, delivering high-performance energy efficient lighting and control software which enable everything to be monitored and controlled remotely. The design, the technology and controls combine to not only raise the bar of city illumination in China but does this in a highly sustainable way.” said Concept Designer, Dongliang XU from Toryo International Lighting Design Center.
“Philips Color Kinetics LED lighting fixtures are installed in more than 50,000 projects around the world. The Zhongshan Road project is our most extensive in China, spread out along a 9.2 kilometer stretch in which illuminated 37 buildings. This transformative project accentuates the city’s rich cultural heritage while enhancing tourism and raises the bar on smart city illumination in China, said Samuel Xiang, Head of Professional Channel, Philips Lighting China.