Spacecannon, a company of the Zumtobel Lighting brand, recently staged a spectacular lighting show for the impressive launch of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

At 828 metres high, the Burj Khalifa has over 160 floors, and in clear weather can be seen from a distance of almost 100km.

In collaboration with Procon Hamburg and Playback Istanbul, and under the direction of Prisme International, spacecannon provided 300 Ireos spotlights, with 7000 W each, to highlight the huge dimensions of the building. As a special attraction, a Ramses 2 searchlight, boasting an installed lamp load of 72000 W, was presented for the first time.

Designed by American architect Adrian Smith, the Y-shaped floor plan of the mega tower is reminiscent of a desert lily. The tower tapers in an upward spiralling pattern and it was precisely this spectacular design that was to be highlighted by the lighting show at the launch event.

By setting the lighting stage for Burj Khalifa, spacecannon implemented the largest installation in the company’s history so far.

Peter Roos, Managing Director, commented, "With this large-scale illumination project we have once again demonstrated that we are a professional partner for superior architectural presentation. We use conventional light sources but also state-of-the-art LED technology."