The potential to influence space through light is virtually unlimited. One of the most fascinating properties of light is its ability to continually reinterpret architecture. We refer to the practice of staging and controlling such transformations under the inclusion of the time dimension as “scenographic light“. Lighting installations featuring control systems such as the ERCO Light System DALI allow light, space, time and atmosphere to be integrated into a coherent scenography - more easily and economically than ever before.
Architectural lighting finds itself at a technological turning point: DALI technology links digitally controllable luminaires to form networks that allow individual addressing and grouping, independent of how the supply circuit is laid out. This brings with it a far-reaching paradigm shift in lighting design. Instead of having a specific, fixed lighting situation, the new lighting technology creates the conditions for multiple lighting architectures in multifunctional rooms and areas.
‘Scenography’ in its origin is closely linked with the design of stage sets. Recently, however, this term has also taken on other meanings: the definition as "the design of the visual and spatial dimension of events in a scene" allows strategies and methods of scenography to be applied to architecture - ranging from individual spaces and entire buildings to the scenic interpretation of whole urban areas. For special occasions in particular, architectural lighting makes use of lighting effects from the field of theatrical lighting. However, other operating requirements necessitate the use of lighting tools and lighting systems designed specifically for architecture.