Mexico’s largest department store chain Liverpool has followed last year’s extensive LED lighting install using PR lighting LEDs at its flagship store in Villahermosa Mexico with another at a larger of its stores in Puebla.
The Chinese manufacturer’s Mexican distributors, Hermes Music, deployed 104 of the super bright XPar 390 LED spots to bring the building to life after dark as part of remodelling work.
Each RGB head contains 90 x 3W high quality LEDs (24 each of RGB and 18 white) with full colour mixing and linear CTO. Critically, it also has a beam angle of 14° and field angle of 28°.
Explaining the choice, Hermes Music’s lighting specialist, Ricardo Segura de la Cruz, said the decision was based on space and the need for a compact fixture with a wide diffusion. “Between the main wall and the lattice façade there is only 40cm to install — but the beam needs to flood light across 38 meters. From the lamp source to the highest point in the façade the XPar 390 provides the perfect solution,” he commented.
He added that the solution had been created by installing a metal plate, using the same rods which attach the lattice to the main wall. The metal plate sits horizontally on the rods and the fixtures are bolted to it. It can then be adjusted for better placement, enabling the lighting to work in conjunction with the façade.
However, the IP67-rated XPar 390 does more than just colour wash the walls. Since Puebla is where Mexican independence began (and the seminal battle took place) the country’s green, white and red vertical striped tricolour is represented on two of the main walls — part of the genius of lighting designer Joseph C. Rubenak Vargas (from AGISA). This is visible from far away and attracts crowds in its own right.
Mr. de la Cruz confirms that PR Lighting solutions now feature in ten Liverpool stores, with three more confirmed — and a fourth provisionally set for what is rumoured to become the largest mall in Latin America.