CORE and White Light illuminate The Tower of London

CORE and White Light illuminate The Tower of London
February 24
10:36 2016

Over 160 CORE Lighting wireless LED fixtures were used to illuminate various areas in and around the iconic Tower of London for an event attended by 200 guests and staged by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) to showcase the capabilities of their event spaces at the unique attraction.

The ColourPoint, PinPoint, StripPoint and Flood30 fixtures were used to highlight architecture and enhance the evening atmosphere of this premier historic site and London landmark where the CORE units were exclusively used for the lighting throughout.

The creative lighting schemes were a collaboration between CORE and its European distributor White Light, designed to illustrate how the dynamics of the different event spaces can be transformed with the application of visual layers – from lighting and projection mapping to floral arrangements and catering – all adding magic and value to the equation.

The side of the White Tower was pixel mapped for the occasion, featuring a selection of projected video sequences.

The route between the two locations – some statues, a large colourful cannon and the pathway to the White Tower were all lit with CORE’s robust high brightness, IP65 rated Flood30 portable floodlight products, creating brightly lit pathways and adding atmosphere, against the backdrop of Tower Bridge lit up just beyond.

It was the first time that the more industrial Flood30s have been used on an event in this way – an approach that worked very well.

Upstairs again, the walls of the banqueting hall, now a museum area, on the first floor of the White Tower were washed with CORE StripPoint battens, and the relief of the alcoves and windows around the room highlighted with CORE’s flagship ColourPoint wireless uplighter.


The overall event theme was ‘Tradition Retold’ and the signature reddish colour for the lighting was inspired by the oak and stone elements of the buildings and the site’s historic ambience.


Inside, the New Armouries was set up as a gala dinner with 20 tables, each featuring a floral arrangement and streaming parasol at the centre which were attractively lit with tightly focussed PinPoints. The fixture’s magnetic base meant they could be attached to metal brackets around the oak structural beams, and the flexible goose-neck enabled precise focus of the source.

The walls of this room were all ‘traditionally’ lit with ColourPoints in a standard configuration, shooting up the walls. The oak panels around the lower portions of the walls were bathed in the reflections which made them pop out from the walls in a 3D effect. The lightsources also bounced off the floor, adding to the general atmospheric glow around the room.


All of the CORE products used were controlled via wireless DMX and linked to one lighting console, and could be switched between ‘atmospheric’ / ‘environmental’ and ‘party’ modes to match the different moods required at different times around the various event locations.


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