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Putting London in the spotlight: ARC 07 kicks off today

Some100 leading manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of architectural, retail and commercial lighting products are participating at the show. Among those unveiling new products is Rosco, which will introduce the X-Effects large scale 3D image projector, which promises to provide large scale 3-D effects previously unavailable to lighting designers.. Rosco will also use ARC 07 to launch LitePad – a slim profile light source for use in film, TV, theatre, live entertainment, retail and event environments.

Elsewhere, Dynalite is unveiling the new DTP160 LCD Colour Touchscreen at ARC 07 as well as its modular DDMC802 – developed specifically for the residential automation market.

Barco is preparing to launch the new MiStrip product for applications varying from large free-form video displays to architectural visual design, while Color Kinetics will introduce its brand new iColor Accent Powercore, described as the entertainment-ready evolution to the award winning LED-based alternative to neon.

Based on the Enliten Architectural Lighting stand, White Light ill be demonstrating a range of products for which it is the exclusive UK distributor, including the W-DMX wireless DMX system from Wireless Solutions in Sweden which enables lighting to be controlled remotely without the need for cables.

Coinciding with ARC 07 is Switched On London, the first lighting festival to be staged in the capital. Already underway, the event will run until 16 Feb in The Pool of London, encompassing the Thames, bordered by Tower Bridge and London Bridge

The IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) has involved some of the UK’s most celebrated lighting designers who, together with leading manufacturers including Martin Architectural, will realise these stunning projects.

Martin Architectural has been given the task of lighting HMS Belfast (pictured) and is using the opportunity to showcase its new Exterior 1200 Washes which are lighting the side of the ship. Celebrating the future of lighting in an urban environment, Switched On London aims to raise the awareness of light and re-address the opinion that exterior lighting always leads to wasted energy and light pollution.