First Direct Arena - Leeds

LED Supplier:Philips
Control: Pharos LPC
Lighting Designer:Arup
Client:Leeds City Council
Electrical Contractor:Rotary Group
Products:ColorGraze and LED Neon RGB

Project Overview

Arup Lighting worked a concept lighting design based on ideas from Populous architects, the renowned stadium and arena architectural practice.
There followed further development of the scheme, with the main contractor BAM electrical contractor Rotary and the client, that involved full scale mock ups for the dramatic facade. Philips were awarded the project and LITE worked closely with Rotary to deliver the final complex installation and led the controls package which is such an important portion of the end project.
LITE then trained and guided the operator SMG to make full use of the dynamic lighting on the external fa├žade.
The result is a stunning addition to the Leeds skyline winning many awards and importantly regeneration this area of the city attracting new investment in hotels and other infrastructure.

Products Used

RGB iColor Graze

Controls Used

LPC1 and LPC2

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