Media facades are gaining popularity in India
Media facades are no longer exclusive to the West. Over the past few years, media facades are gradually gaining popularity in India.
Media facades fit in perfectly with today’s 24/7 lifestyle. Buildings look equally attractive at day and night. Until recently, only wall washers and floodlights were used to light up a building at dark.
With media facades coming in vogue, buildings come alive at night with beautifully lit LEDs. Facade Integrated lighting mechanisms are used to put together the media facade. The lighting can be customized and it is a powerful tool to interact with people.
And now, media facades are no longer exclusive to the West. Over the past few years, this beautiful lighting concept has taken baby steps and is gradually gaining popularity in India. Industry experts feel this lighting concept has a huge scope in India. It is a revolution in the architectural arena and a phenomenal jump from floodlight washers. According to the experts, this concept is relatively new in India and has not yet been explored totally.
“In Tamil Nadu, only 19 to 20 buildings have media facades. But it is catching up gradually. Cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore also have good scope,” says Mr. M. A. Chandrasekhar, Director of SE LED Technology.
According to Mr. Chandrasekhar, maintenance is not much of an issue either. With periodic supervision, media facades hardly give any trouble. “Twelve of my projects are remotely managed and controlled from the headquarters and a maintenance site visit once in three months is just enough,” adds Mr. Chandrasekhar.
This system is also energy efficient. “Four hours of lighting cost for a spread facade area of 12,000 sq.ft. with a 6.5 watts per sq. ft. design is about one thousand and two hundred rupees,” asserts Mr. Chandrasekhar.