Lighting for good in Piazza della Scala


    December 19, 2019


    Inside the Teatro alla Scala there’s opera to set your ears tingling. And now for the festive season, in the Piazza della Scala across the street there’s a feast for the eyes, courtesy of Signify’s Color Kinetics LEDS


    Teatro alla Scala is one of Milan’s most visited landmarks, attracting residents and tourists from across the globe. This Christmas, the Piazza della Scala across the road has undergone a magical transformation – with a sustainable twist.

    Piazza della scala 1


    Outside the iconic Teatro alla Scala opera house, there’s a striking seasonal addition. Overhead, 200 meters of RGBW IP67 LED strips, provided by Ilti Luce, and a DMX system combine to create a breathtaking, color-changing ring, encircling the statue of one of the world’s most famous innovators, Leonardo da Vinci.

    This is coupled with the iPlayer® 3, provided by Color Kinetics, a compact lighting system controller used to play the pre-programmed and custom-authored light shows chosen for the Christmas theme.

    Check out this photo from the mayor of Milan’s Instagram account to get another perspective.

    Piazza della scala 2

    Passers-by can visit two interactive totems, where they can calculate their own carbon footprint, reflect on their own good intentions for 2020, and of course, capture a “Green selfie”.


    The installation is a partnership between Signify, energy provider Engie, and the Municipality of Milan. It’s a poignant reminder that positive change can happen through educating and engaging with the public, and that beauty and sustainability really can go hand in hand.

    About the author:

    Ryan Millar

    Ryan Millar


    Chief Editor

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    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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