Old Parliament House

Canberra, ACT



Ina Parr

Old Parliament House was the home of Australia’s Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988. Today, the building is listed on the National Heritage Register and is home to the Museum of Australian Democracy – a museum that tells the story of Australia’s democracy, including the history and heritage of the building. The House was recently given a new design element through the addition of WE-EF dynamic colour-changing lighting, designed by WSP and supplied by Integral Lighting.

The exterior of the House is white, which provides the perfect canvas for projected light as it renders colour well. The new design features a combination of WE-EF Lighting FLC200-CC and VLR100-CC luminaires from WE-EF to light the front façade of the building. The main objective was to achieve uniform wallwashing in white while providing a colour changing solution. The external walls of Old Parliament House are stark white, so any imperfections in the wallwashing lens optics would have shown. It was WE-EF’s wallwash lens capability that secured the job in the end.

The FLC200-CC is a colour changing projector series coming in RGBW and RGBA variants, with DMX interface and wide, medium or narrow beam distribution. The VLR100 linear lighting wallwasher series is a colour changing, surface mounted luminaire suitable for either indoor or outdoor applications for accentuating architectural facades and highlighting other vertical and horizontal surfaces.

The previous lighting system was an old halogen floodlight, which required the use of colour filters in order to change colour. The new design by WSP provided a much more dynamic, effective and efficient colour changing solution.

Lighting Design: WSP

Product: WE-EF Lighting FLC200-CC and VLR100-CC


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