Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Dynamic Lighting for an Iconic Tower
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Join us for a fascinating, in-depth look at the new exterior LED lighting and control system for the Empire State Building. We’ll have presentations by members of the project team on the history of the building, the design, construction, and installation of the custom fixtures, challenges of the project. We’ll also hear of the vision of the Empire State Building’s owners, Malkin Holdings, to make it energy efficient and install 21st century technology, befitting of its position as the “World’s Most Famous Office Building”.
5:30 – 6:30 PM Welcome & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:30 PM Presentations
7:30 – 8:30 PM Q&A and Wrap Up
Extending from the building's 72nd floor to its mast, the tower lights change colors to recognize key milestones, events, charitable organizations, countries, and holidays throughout the world. For the building's first major exterior lighting renovation in many years, Philips Color Kinetics created a multi-product solution that includes a custom version of ColorReach Powercore, their premium long-throw exterior LED floodlight. By combining multiple channels of red, green, blue, and white LED light sources, these custom fixtures can produce both intensely saturated full-color light and precisely dimmable cool white light for an astonishing range of stunning and subtle lighting effects.
Philips Color Kinetics also created a custom control solution which will allow building staff to instantly change the tower lights' color scheme and display light shows and dynamic effects at the touch of a button.
Diane Paquet, Electric Lighting Agencies
Speakers: Alfred Borden, FIALD, PLDA, The Lighting Practice; Phil O'Donnell, Vice President Sales, Philips Color Kinetics
Alfred R. Borden is a principal and the founder of the Lighting Practice. He has a background in theater lighting for a variety of theater groups, dance troups, and rock bands. Mr. Borden has more than 30 years experience in architectural lighting design. He founded TLP to create a place where like-minded designers could work in a collaborative environment dedicated to design excellence and client service.
Phil O'Donnell joined Color Kinetics in September 2005 as Vice President of North American Lighting Systems Sales and thereafter was appointed to the expanded role of Vice President, Americas, Europe, and Middle East Lighting System Sales. In this role, he leads the domestic sales force, internationally dispersed sales organization, and affiliates operating many distribution channels. Mr. O'Donnell holds a BFA in Technical Design from New York University and attended Graduate School at Yale University.
December 4, 2012
Philips Color Kinetics Showroom
267 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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