The old castle was long overdue for a fresh lighting concept. Officials wanted the new system to highlight the building’s amazing architecture and preserve the color of the façade. It was also important that exterior lights were not visible from afar, and would not interfere with the movements of vehicles or pedestrians in Castle Square. Much like the castle walls, expectations were high.
LED lighting was ready to go the distance. In-ground floodlights now bring the castle to life at night, supplying clean white light with excellent color rendering. The hue of the castle façade was preserved perfectly, and the lights create dramatic shadow effects that intensify the building’s majestic appearance. And because the fixtures are recessed into the ground, they stay inconspicuous and avoid creating any obstructions.
Additional accent lighting draws the eye to the roof, where eW Graze linear luminaires illuminate the statues. With crystalline light shining up at them from below, the figures are given an angelic appearance that stays in the viewer’s memory. After dusk, the castle looks arguably even better than it does in the daytime, wowing visitors with its grandiose architecture and impressive architectural lighting effects.
Using LED systems for the exterior lighting has reduced energy consumption by 70%. What’s more, the floodlights have a life cycle of 50,000 hours; roughly 10 years of maintenance-free operation.