Oh, what a bit of light can do!
Since 2007, cities the world over have been ambushed by temporary lighting installations known as Guerrilla Lighting whose goal it is to raise awareness of the power of lighting and its importance in how we experience our urban environments.
The latest Guerrilla Lighting ‘attack’ took place in the Danish city of Ørestad, near Copenhagen, in which three unobtrusive locations were suddenly and temporarily illuminated with light from flashlights, color filters and LED lights, including some of Martin’s latest Exterior series luminaires.
Exterior 50 and Exterior 100
Good lighting is important, even if just temporary. That was the message of lighting design consultancy firm Grontmij who participated in the event by transforming an urban construction site through light with the help of Martin Professional Exterior 50 IP68™ and Exterior 100 IP68™ color-changing luminaires.
The many building sites of our cities use functional light for work purposes, often without regard to the cityscape or urban dwellers. The compact, fully-weatherproofed Martin fixtures, useful in projecting superb color or high quality white light, were used to bring out detail in an otherwise inconspicuous red lattice structure of an industrial building. Grontmij transformed the otherwise dull building site into an attractive space within the city.
The Guerrilla Lighting event was held in association with Lysets Dag in Denmark and was arranged by Dansk Center for Lys in cooperation with Martin Lupton and Sharon Stammers of Light Collective, UK.