|Courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, GA, USA — Lighting Science Group and Cooper Lighter, two major LED lighting manufacturers, announced the completion of work on Atlanta Botanical Garden’s seasonal light exhibit, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights showcases enormous botanical-inspired light displays throughout the 30-acre Midtown garden. The light show, designed by Tres Fromme of Studio Outside and Ted Ferreira of CD+M Lighting Design Group, allows guests to stroll through a seemingly endless forest of lights and features several attractions including giant snowflakes, fleeting bumblebees and a large “praying Santa mantis” among the plant collections.
Lighting Science Group’s computer-animated LED installation on the Great Lawn serves as the display’s finale. Topiary forms of differentiating sizes and changing hues dance in-time to Christmas carols – all designed as ultra-efficient and entirely recyclable LED light fixtures. Each of the LED fixtures incorporated on the Great Lawn uses a mere 10 watts of energy while boasting the capacity to cast 16.7 million distinctive color shades. The LED fixtures also include integrated sound sensitivity capabilities which sync the bulbs’ color alterations with the viewers’ musical experiences to create a sensation of “choreographed” dance routines.
Cooper Lighting’s Lumiere LED landscape lighting luminaires are featured in and around the major attractions in the Garden that is illuminated with more than one million lights. Although new Cooper Lighting Lumiere LED Sanibel 301, Cambia 230 and Cambria 206 fixtures are featured in this show for the first time, Lumiere has been a mainstay at the Garden for the past several years. As such, designers employed the equipment to highlight specimen trees and a 20-foot tall poinsettia display located in the Fuqua Orchid Atrium. Accessorized with theatrical gels, Lumiere helps to paint the living collections in a tapestry of colors in several key areas such as Cascade Gardens, the Alston Overlook, the Edible Gardens and the Magnolia Valley. With the permanent lighting turned off during the run of the show, this equipment also highlights Palms and other trees, shrubs, hand-cut stone walls and entry signage at the front gate.
Cooper Lighting’s Lumiere LED luminaires are designed to minimize energy consumption and maximum cost savings. Consuming only 10-watts and designed to last at least 50,000 hours, the Lumiere LED fixtures use up to 80 percent less electricity when compared to a typical 50-watt MR16 halogen-sourced products which last approximately 5,000 hours.
“As a non-profit dedicated to cultivating and sharing organic beauty with the community, we were resolute that our holiday exhibition be a joyful expression of the season, but not at the expense of our mission to further environmental sustainability efforts and awareness,” said Cathleen Hunt, the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s exhibition manager. “Lighting Science Group’s brilliant LED fixtures have transformed the Gardens into a breath-taking Christmas landscape that will delight thousands this time of year, all while preserving the sort of environmental integrity that does justice to the natural magnificence of the Garden’s living collections. Cooper’s Lumiere landscape lighting helps highlight the spirit and mission of the garden, drawing attention to our living collections in outdoor transition areas and special indoor displays. The landscape lighting allows the show to flow throughout the Garden while helping us to meet our commitment to ongoing sustainability efforts.“
Garden Nights, Holiday Lights runs through January 7.
ABOUT LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP
Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match those of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires designed for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor use. Lighting Science Group’s Advanced Projects Group business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; the Company’s European operations are based in Middelburg, The Netherlands; and, the Company has a sales office in Sydney, Australia. Lighting Science Group employs approximately 1000 workers building lighting products from domestic and imported parts. Lighting Science Group is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about Lighting Science Group is available at www.lsgc.com.
ABOUT COOPER LIGHTING
Cooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc, is the leading provider of world-class lighting fixtures and controls to commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets. As lighting technologies have advanced over the years, Cooper Lighting has been at the forefront of the industry in helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enrich the quality of the environment. For more information, visit www.cooperlighting.com.