Luceco’s Guardian at The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

30th September 2020

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Luceco has recently supplied energy efficient LED lighting to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. When opened to the public in 1997,  the Guggenheim Museum was immediately hailed as one of the world’s most spectacular and stylish buildings, clad in glass, titanium, and limestone.

The principle luminiare installed was Luceco’s Guardian Pro Luminaire. Guardian Pro, a horizontal commercial grade floodlight designed to replace HID fittings, was used to illuminate the architectural features of this historic site. Ranging from 50W to 245W, 6,800 to 30,000 lumens achieving up to 136 Llm/cW, Guardian Pro features ‘fit and tilt’ brackets for simple installation with tilt adjustment locks. 70,000 hours of maintenance free working life was also an interesting feature.

Built alongside the Nervion River, the museum holds huge international importance, exhibiting works from international artists across many time-periods. Designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the museum is architecturally stunning, particularly in the evening, due to its lighting.