Valeo lights up the Obelisk in Paris’ Place de la Concorde with Milène Guermont's artwork "PHARES"
As part of the International Year of Light initiative launched by UNESCO and to mark the COP21 UN climate change conference, artist Milène Guermont has collaborated with Valeo to create a monumental installation entitled "PHARES". It uses 128 of Valeo's Cibié OSCAR LED headlamps attached to a delicate gold-colored metal framework shaped like a pyramid. This "haute couture" artwork, which is highly energy and material efficient (and "Paris pour le climat" certified), was made possible thanks to a number of technological advances. It will highlight France's cultural heritage and illuminate the obelisk from today until February 2016.
In supporting this project, Valeo is demonstrating its innovation strategy, which is based, in particular, on energy efficiency. The Valeo headlamps selected by Milène Guermont are consistent with the sustainable energy commitments set out by the COP21.
The Cibié OSCAR 100% LED headlamps provide unrivaled lighting power, visible from up to 2,200 meters away, delivering energy savings of around 70% and lasting ten times longer than halogen bulbs. The OSCAR beams will project light from the installation well beyond the Place de la Concorde and the Palais Bourbon.
YouTube Video “Phares” event introduction
YouTube Video “Phares” event by night
Photo: ©Thomas Baronnet