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Lighting Debenhams façade
Oxford Street   

Lighting Debenhams Façade,
Oxford Street


See how Philips' Valued Added Partner Architainment helped create dynamic Debenhams façade that wows Oxford Street shoppers.
Debenhams Oxford Street Case Study

A lighting
scheme that changes

the building from its cool daytime veil into a glamorous evening gown."


- Lee Prince, Light + Design Associates.

Debenhams Oxford Street Case Study
Debenhams Oxford Street Case Study

Customer challenge

An innovative over-cladding system combined with coloured LED lighting has transformed the façade of the Debenhams store in Oxford Street, London to create a highly visible retail destination during both day and night.
Debenhams Oxford Street Case Study

The right lighting


The purpose of the project was to create interest and make the building, which is owned by British Land, more visible while complying with the City of Westminster’s stringent planning rules. It was decided that the lighting would play a key role in achieving this because of its ability to create a visual presence without needing a physical presence.


The award-winning lighting design (Lux Awards 2014) was carried out by Light + Design Associates, working with Philips Value Added Partner Architainment and consulting engineers TUV Wallace Whittle.


The façade system comprises an over-cladding system made up of thousands of suspended aluminium panels that move with changing wind patterns, providing a dynamic visual appearance without the need for any additional power.


At night these are illuminated from below with amber light from Philips Color Kinetics eColor Graze QLX Powercore linear LED light fittings.

  • ColorGraze QLX Powercore
    ColorGraze QLX Powercore
    Many architectural structures need a linear fixture capable of illuminating several storeys with minimal setback and reduced power consumption. Property owners/end users need a con...
    • Superior light quality, consistency and output thanks to Philips Color Kinetics Optibin and Chromasync technologies
    • Simple installation and long run lengths enabled by Powercore technology
    • Static and dynamic lighting effects can be designed, displayed and changed via Philips Color Kinetics controllers

Lighting Debenhams, Oxford Street

The team


Value Added Partner  

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TUV Wallace Whittle

Project Partner

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Light + Design Associates

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