Flexibility through sustainable technologies

KKL, Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne

Pure lighting effects with efficient lighting technology

The strongest motivation for the lighting refurbishment is long-term sustainability, which the Culture and Congress Centre strives to achieve in catering and all areas of building services. The coronavirus pandemic presented the perfect opportunity to make a start: the empty premises could now be used to convert the lighting from halogen and fluorescent lamps to LEDs. It was particularly important to perfectly recreate the orchestrated lighting scene.

Jürg Schär, Head of Building and Security at KKL Luzern Management AG, established a common goal for the lighting refurbishment of all the building’s halls: ‘To enjoy the benefits of advanced LED technology without having an impact on the architectural appearance.’ This meant that the character of the luminaires remained unchanged and in the large concert hall, the original lighting scenes for orchestral concerts were perfectly recreated.

Sustainability also means an increase in flexible usage options

The KKL is now perfectly equipped for a wide variety of events thanks to the luminaires that change the light colour: from conferences, where tunableWhite functions are mainly used, to colourfully staged rock or pop concerts. Static lighting scenes are not the only option. Dynamic lighting sequences are also used, for example to announce the beginning of a performance. It’s not just the audience that is considered here: outstanding light quality also supports the performers in their work, whilst taking into account the individual requirements of the conductors and their teams. Through the use of lighting controls, it’s not only possible to precisely adjust the illuminance and light colour – each lighting scene can also be saved and then retrieved at the touch of a button.