2012 Licht Festival in Belgium
The Romanesque cathedral, created by Italian lighting experts Luminarie De Cagna, was one of 29 installations at the 2012 Licht Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Lighting up the night sky an impressive 55,000 LED lamps this dazzling cathedral recently outshone the competition in Belgium. A 28 meter arch entrance led spectators through a gallery of bright colors created by ‘curtains’ of joined LED lights placed onto the building.
Luminaire de Cagna have been doing light installations since the 1930’s, but back then the family business would illuminate buildings and squares with oil and carbide lamps. Despite the 55,000 lights the installation only consumes 20 kilowatts per hour. The festivals aims – to bring attention to electricity and energy consumption and many of the installations use low-energy LED lamps. Other works on display included 3D projections, a field of light-bulb flowers and a phone booth aquarium.