Belgium’s 2012 Ghent Light Festival

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55,000 LEDs Light Up Iconic Belgian Building

 
Alice Truong
By Alice Truong
Fri Feb 3, 2012 02:59 PM ET
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Luminarie De Cagna

Image: Light Festival Ghent

Belgium’s 2012 Ghent Light Festival has transformed the Luminarie De Cagna into a stunning, lit-up edifice.

The building is home to an Italian family business founded in 1930, and the company lit up the square and its buildings with oil and carbide lamps on festive occasions. Eventually, the lamps were replaced with electric lights, and in 2006, only LEDs were used.

Luminarie De Cagna

Image: Light Festival Ghent

For the 2012 light festival, the Luminarie De Cagna, with an entrance soaring 91 feet high, was decked out with 55,000 LEDs. If that seems like a lot of energy, be amazed at how little power they take. They consume 20 kilowatts an hour. Below is a video of the festival and more photos of the Luminarie De Cagna.

 

Luminarie De Cagna

Image: Light Festival Ghent

Luminarie De Cagna

Image: Light Festival Ghent

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