Light installations are becoming more and more common, popping up in the most unlikely places (see one of our earlier posts on light installations in Derby). However, it was one of 30 pieces in Ghent, Belgium that had the whole studio mesmerised recently and eager to hop on a plane and see it for ourselves.
Over half a million people have visited this incredible LED-Light Cathedral which towers above one of the city’s main streets as part of the 2012 Light Festival. The imposing structure is made up of wood, which was then covered with 55,000 LED lights and reaches a huge 28 metres (92 ft.) into the sky.Luminaire De Cagna, the official name of the installation, manages to use only 20 kWh of energy, which is pretty astounding considering the amount of lights that make up the design. It was created by an Italian family business of the same name that has been producing light displays since 1930. Starting with oil and carbine lights, the company then moved on to electric and, since 2006, has used LED-lights exclusively.
Find out more about the Light Festival here, we're definitely considering a trip next year!