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[highlight1]  Luminarie De Cagna’s Cathedral of Light At the town of Belfortstraat  [/highlight1]

55,000 LED lights is what it took to build this breathtaking cathedral at the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Created by Luminarie De Cagna.

Luminarie De Cagna is an Italian family business founded in 1930. Back then on festive occasions the company illuminated buildings and squares with oil and carbide lamps. This was quickly switched to electric lights, and since 2006 only LEDs are used for new projects. The lights are joined to make large curtains of light, which are placed onto buildings or spread out on other objects in the area. In this way, whole streets and even squares are full of light.

During the 2012,Ghent Light Festival Ghent, Belfortstraat (Belfort Street) will be the domain of the Luminarie Cagna. A giant colonnade made of wood and hundreds of thousands of colored lights, with arches reminds one of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The entrance area is an imposing 28 meters high. The audience walks into a fairy tale gallery, surrounded by light and color.

From 26 to 29 January 2012 the second edition of Light Festival Ghent place in the city of Ghent. The free admission event drew last year not less than 200,000 visitors from home and abroad. An overwhelming success that the wildest expectations of the organizer StadGent amply surpassed!

This year the festival also extended by one day. An exciting 4-day so. which the Ghent nights again the backdrop for amazing animated, ingenious installations, spectacular performances and beautiful events based on light.

Energy Wasted? On the contrary, this immense work of art with 55,000 LED lights consumes only 20Kwatt / h of electricity.

[highlight1]  Data  [/highlight1]

Name: Luminarie De Cagna
Location: Belfortstraat, Ghent, Belgium
Type: Light Festival
Materials: 55,000 LED lights
Year: 2012
Theme 2012: ‘HAPPINESS’ and ‘MUSIC’

[highlight1]  The people  [/highlight1]

Artist: Luminarie De Cagna
Text Description: © Courtesy of Luminarie De Cagna
Images: © Luminarie De Cagna

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