Signify recently completed the lighting renovation of the Taipei 101 Tower in Taiwan with a state-of-the-art dynamic LED lighting system. Signify transformed the façade of the building between the 97th and 100th floors with a Color Kinetics LED lighting display consisting of more than 10,000 individually controllable light points. The world’s highest dynamic wall lighting display bathes the top of Taipei 101 in vibrant colors and uses less electricity than a large toaster.
The Taipei 101 Tower, once the tallest building in the world, is an iconic landmark in Taipei, Taiwan, and more than 300 meters (984 feet) tall. In 2005, the New Year Fireworks Show became the focus of international attention when it became the world’s first supertall skyscraper to host a fireworks display. For the 2016 New Year celebration, a light show and countdown to the New Year was developed using the new lighting. This lighting show was coordinated with the fireworks display for the first time, providing a dazzling spectacle for viewers.
Integrating sound and lighting
“The most challenging aspect of the light show was integrating the sound and lighting with the systems”, as Uno Lai, Lighting Designer for Taipei 101, explained. The technology involved in Taipei 101 surpasses anything seen in European or American buildings at the moment.
Signify is the leader in offering a complete integrated lighting portfolio in Taiwan, from lamps to luminaires to control systems and services. The company also operates a specialized Lighting Applications Center that provides high-spec lighting design concepts to help lighting designers achieve the desired effects.