SGM shines a light on Christ in Brazil

SGM’s P-5 LED wash lights used to create symbolism on giant statue of Jesus Christ, with each day of the week represented by a different predominant colour for the statue.
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SGM’s P-5 LED wash lights used to create symbolism on giant statue of Jesus Christ, with each day of the week represented by a different predominant colour for the statue. In Southern Brazil, on the coast of Santa Catarina, sits one of the world’s largest Art Deco statues. At the top of Morro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), the statue of Jesus Christ stands overlooking the city of Balneário Camboriú, with one arm outstretched, welcoming visitors from near and far, and the other carrying a symbol of the sun. Measuring 33 metres in height (including the pedestal) and 22 metres wide (from fingertip to fingertip), the task of lighting this majestic tourist attraction at first seemed less than straightforward. However, when Mario Luiz Pretto of Cristo Luz (Christ Light) contacted SGM’s Brazilian distributor, João Alonso of LBO Lighting Comercio e Importação e Exportação Ltda, requesting a more powerful lighting output than the former installation could provide, João Alonso proposed the SGM P-5 wash light featuring 44 high power 10W RGBW LEDs per unit. This proposal immediately caught Pretto’s attention and was subsequently specified as the new, revitalising light source for the Christ Light. The fixed installation has brought unique features of the significant landmark, which transfixes the numerous visitors. Every night, people strolling around the central area of Balneário Camboriú can look up and enjoy the multi-coloured light of the monument, which has become an attraction unlike any other in Brazil. This lighting installation, which daily illuminates the grand statue after dark (December to March from 8pm, and April to November from 7pm), is rendered possible by the use of just six powerful and bright P-5 LED wash lights. The RGBW LED source creates beautiful symbolism, as each day of the week is represented by a different predominant colour for the statue, which is generally known worldwide as a symbol of peace. On Sunday, the predominant colour is white, symbolising peace and faith. On Monday, the colour is yellow, representing peace and energy. On Tuesday, the colour is green for peace and nature, while Wednesday is blue for peace and health. On Thursday, the colour lilac signifies peace and reflection and on Friday the colour red stands for peace and love. Finally, on Saturday the rose colour symbolises peace and happiness. As the weeks fly by, with multiple colours lighting up Christ Light for the visitors of Santa Catarina, SGM reflects with pride on having taken a key role is this colour extravaganza. www.sgmlight.com

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