Philips Lighting illuminates Guadalajara’s monument of culture, the Degollado Theatre

One of the most precious architectural and historical landmarks in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, the Degollado Theatre, has a new, magical look, thanks to global lighting giant Philips Lighting.

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The lighting company provided its cloud-based connected LED lighting system “to illuminate the historic centre of Guadalajara and enhance the urban landscape in a more sustainable way”.

The Degollado Theatre, one of the best-preserved theatres in Latin America (founded in 1866) hosts concerts, opera, classical ballet, recitals, plays and performances by prominent national and international artists.

The Degollado Theatre is now the first building in Latin America that is equipped with Philips ActiveSite – a cloud-based connected lighting management platform that allows architectural LED lighting systems to be monitored, maintained, and managed from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

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“We created a concept that respects the heritage and accentuates the splendour of this iconic building which is synonymous with the cultural identity of the city. Our innovative LED lighting system has successfully transformed an architectural monument into a night-time landmark with low energy consumption,” said Hugo Jáuregui Gómez, Lighting Designer responsible for the technical and conceptual design of the project in a press release.

“As a global leader in lighting we are very proud of this project that sets new standards in Mexico for the use of light as the basis for urban, social and economic development as well as contributing to increase of tourism.  While connected LED lighting increases safety and reduces energy, it’s also fantastic to see the theatre transformed by the art of illumination,” added Sergio Villalón, Market Leader of Philips Lighting in Latin America.

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