Philips’ architectural LED lighting system lights up the iconic first address in the country
New Delhi, India– Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announced the illumination of the Rashtrapati Bhavan building in New Delhi using Philips dynamic façade lighting, as the country celebrated its 69th Republic Day on
The majestic building was built in 1929 as the official residence of the Viceroy of India and was later christened as the official residence of the President of
“As the most prestigious address in the country, the iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan deserved attractive and dynamic lighting that emphasizes its architectural
Philips Color Kinetics utilizes the latest advancements in LED technology to create themes and customized light recipes that can be used for important national festivals and celebrations. A total of 628 light fittings have been installed for illuminating the building in preparation for the 69th Republic Day celebrations. The light fittings are equipped with lenses of both narrow and wide range, with a narrow beam lens highlighting specific objects such as the lotus on the Jaipur Column and a wider beam lens used to spread light over a larger area. Special focus has been given to structures such as the Jaipur Column, the dome of the main building, the Chattris, fountains at the terrace and ground level, as well as the Loggia columns. The façade lighting was officially inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, in the presence of the Union Minister of State of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, just ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the country.