Project Description

Madame Tussauds

London’s famous wax figure attraction, Madame Tussauds, rounded off 2010 by unveiling a figure of global pop star Lady Gaga for its new Music Zone set, calling on LED supplier, Architainment Lighting Ltd, to illuminate the figure.

After assessing the functionality required to light the figure, Architainment supplied multiple fittings of Philips Selecon’s PL1 to Madame Tussauds, which marked the fixtures first ever UK sale. The PL1 can be managed by an infrared remote control and is the first light source that delivers full control of the beam colour composition regardless of intensity. It uses a fully tuneable high output LED light engine to support colour temperatures from 3000K to 5600K, plus full RGB colour mixing.

Working in collaboration with Madame Tussauds’ Show Services department, Architainment suggested the PL1 as it has been designed to illuminate the world’s museums, art galleries and stages while significantly reducing the impact on the environment. The fitting maintains a high CRI down to very low light levels (>50 Lux) as the integral dimmer (0 to 100%) reduces intensity with minimal colour shift, maintaining the selected colour balance.


COMPLETION DATE > January 2011

CLIENT > Madame Tussauds

LIGHTING DESIGNER > Architainment Lighting Ltd.

PHOTOGRAPHY > Madame Tussauds