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Let there be light

Created by Sebastian Hör |   Micronews

St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is one of the largest and most important churches in the world, with a covered area of 20,139 square metres and a capacity of 20,000 people. St. Peter's Basilica takes its name from the fact that its predecessor was built above the presumed tomb of St. Peter, the first Pope. Michelangelo was one of the architects of the basilica. But what does this have to do with Rutronik?

The centre of power of the Catholic Church and the centre of the Vatican State is famous for its countless frescoes, mosaics and murals. In order to put these masterpieces in the right light and give the 27,000 visitors a clearer view of the fine details, lighting specialist Osram spent around one and a half years working on a tailor-made lighting concept. More than 780 special luminaires fitted with around 100,000 light-emitting diodes are used.

The lighting can be adapted to predefined lighting scenarios by intelligent control; the LED light makes it possible to make even the smallest details in the mosaics of the domes visible. In addition, the modern lighting also enables television pictures in high and ultra-high resolution settings of 4K and 8K. The Vatican is satisfied: "Both art lovers and pilgrims who come to this center of the Catholic faith have been greatly served by this project," said Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Governorate of the Vatican City State.

Rutronik also puts your projects in the right light: with LED solutions from Osram Opto Semiconductors and comprehensive advice from the idea to the end product: https://www.rutronik24.com/osram-opto-semiconductors.html