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Plessey LEDs star in light show at Compton Verney Park

GaN on silicon LEDs to help commemorate 300th anniversary of British landscape architect "˜Capability' Brown

Plessey's GaN on silicon LEDs will be lighting up Compton Verney Park, Warwickshire, UK  in an event entitled "˜In Light' to commemorate the 300th anniversary of renowned British landscape architect; "˜Capability' Brown, who shaped the vision of the picture-perfect English countryside.

Visual artist Laurent Louyer from Creatmosphere created the lighting spectacular, which will run until 13 November 2016.

The Plessey LEDs are being used in 1000 Consol Solar Jars manufactured by South Africa company Suntoy. The jars are activated using wireless DMX technology. (DMX is a communications protocol created by the entertainment industry that enables any lighting controller from any manufacturer to communicate with any lighting device from any other manufacturer.)

This is apparently the first time that wireless DMX technology has been used to activate so many solar powered lanterns in an art exhibition. UJ (University of Johannesburg) and its research facility RC (Resolution circle) helped with the technical challenge.

Plessey LED sales director Giuliano Cassataro said: "By using 1000 Consol Solar Jars; a product proudly conceptualised by Consol Glass and manufactured by Suntoy in South Africa using Plessey's GaN on silicon LEDs, Laurent will be filling an entire field with pinpoints of light to map the rich and diverse history of green spaces in a creative and captivating way.  Three centuries later, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's work is still celebrated and lives on. We are thrilled to be playing a small part in this creative initiative through supplying our LEDs into the Consol Solar Jars and to our customer Suntoy in South Africa."

Suntoy managing director Harald Schulz commented: "We here at Suntoy, together with our European distributors Sonnenglas, are enormously proud to have our Consol Solar Jars with the Plessey LEDs play an integral and creative part in this initiative. Seeing it being used in this way and not just as originally intended (as a reading light and portable solar lantern), demonstrates its potential as a fun, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative light supply that makes it easy to go green. It truly is bottled sunshine!"

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