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Iconic Lagos theatre receives lighting makeover

11 July 2014, 13:42Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The  iconic Nigerian National Arts Theatre in Lagos has received a lighting makeover thanks to Holland-based global lighting firm, Royal Philips.

Philips has installed its latest range of RGB (red, green, blue) light emitting diode (LED)  luminaires around the facility to cut energy consumption by up to 80 percent as compared to the existing conventional lighting.

Abdallah Hussein, Chief Executive Officer of Philips West Africa said the spectacular lighting of Nigerian National Arts Theatre demonstrated the incredible advances that are being made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination.

“LED lighting innovations provide completely new opportunities to policy makers and governments to enhance city beautification and at the same time contribute to energy saving. We are extremely proud to see how Philips’
lighting solutions are contributing to improving the attractiveness of this stunning architectural marvel while reducing energy consumption in Nigeria,” he said.

Mallam Kabir Yusuf, General Manager and CEO of the National Theatre, expressed delight at the makeover.

“To think that such an iconic building in the Lagos skyline now has a state-of-the-art digital lighting technology for the façade is just wonderful. Now the world class and environmentally friendly look of the building ascetically from outside at night will complement the top class contribution of performers and artists inside the building, as well as the breathtaking renovations that have recently taken place in and around the big edifice,” said Yusuf.

The National Arts Theatre is a cultural landmark located at Iganmu, in the heart of Lagos.

It is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria and, as such, is considered a monument and a celebrated icon within Lagos.

Covering an area of about 23 000 square meters and standing well over 31 metres tall, the multipurpose National Theatre was established for the preservation, presentation and promotion of arts and culture in Nigeria.

 It is a sophisticated building which acts as a rallying point for both Nigerian and international artistes wishing to share experience with their Nigerian counterparts.

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