As part of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod, our key partner, the "Svet Expert" company, has developed a lighting master plan for illuminating significant objects and streets of the city, including several monuments.
The task was complicated by the fact that the luminaires could only be placed on previously installed supports, which greatly limited the number of light points. The two-component structure of the monuments also added problems. The granite base very actively reflects light, preventing the transfer of plasticity to metal sculptures and shifting attention from the figure to the pedestal.
The "Svet Expert" specialists managed to arrange the light in such a way as to convey the relief, dynamics and drama of the compositions. At the same time, the direction of light flows eliminates distortion of faces, preserving portrait resemblance - this is one of the most important tasks of lighting sculptures of real historical characters. The figure of Peter under artificial lighting looks more dramatic and impressive thanks to the cut-off pattern.
According to the "Svet Expert" specialists, special attention should be paid to the choice of equipment. It must be sealed, resistant to temperature changes and moisture, and vandal-proof.
The TERMINATOR spotlights from the RADUGA brand, designed to illuminate large open spaces, were used to illuminate the monuments to Lenin, Peter I, Kozma Minin, Minin and Pozharsky. The anti-dazzle grilles were specially developed for them, cutting off the light flux so that it does not blind the eyes.
To illuminate the Monument to the Heroes of the Volga Military Flotilla, the SIGNUM RADUGA™ spotlights were installed for accent lighting, which are more suitable in concept to the design supports installed after the reconstruction.