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Enfis and Cooper Lighting put 208,800 LED lights into Abu Dhabi

11nov09Enfis 168.JPGCheck out this 208,800 LED lighting scheme in Abu Dhabi, which comes courtesy of Enfis in Swansea and Cooper Lighting of Leamington Spa.

The lights are said to offer a 4.2 billion colour palette, with two-way communication providing real-time monitoring of fixture temperature, colour and energy consumption, as well as DMX remote control.
 

With 500 rooms, the Yas Hotel is toped with a 217m curved steel frame containing 5,300 pivoting illuminated diamond-shaped glass panels, writes Steve Bush.

Local temperatures can reach 60°C in the summer.

“Right from the beginning we knew that ambient would be a major challenge considering the inherent performance limitations for LEDs components and driver technology,” said Cooper Lighting MD Gavin Smith.

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Tags: colour palette, driver technology, energy consumption, performance limitations, steve bush

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