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Douze points for smart lighting

A smart lighting control app will bring a new dimension to the 2016 event, lighting up buildings and homes 

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A nul points performance would see Stockholm town hall bathed in blue
A nul points performance would see Stockholm town hall bathed in blue

During this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest, television viewers around the world will be able to light up popular visitor attractions in Stockholm in colours showing what they think of the acts using a smart lighting control.


Thanks to Lightify, a free smart lighting control app from specialist Osram, several important landmarks across the Swedish capital will be bathed in bright colours reflecting the number of points audiences award to each song during the first minute of every performance. The ratings will be calculated independently of the telephone voting process that affects the outcome of the contest winner.


Lighting colours will range from blue when a song fails to win over the audience, to bright red when a song receives a maximum average of 12 points. Landmarks that will be lit up include the dome of the Globe Arena, which is the event venue, the City Hall Tower, and the television tower.


Some of the illuminated monuments and buildings will be able to be seen on a live stream. Viewers can also keep track of the audience’s ratings by using live feedback offered by the Lightify app.


Individuals who have already installed the Lightify smart lighting system with multicolored LED lamps in their homes will be able to light up their rooms in the colors that reflect their own votes.


Osram has been made official lighting partner of the contest for the second year running. With the help of the products made by its Clay Paky subsidiary, the Munich-based company will create effective moods and spectacular lighting shows on the stage of the Globe Arena during the performances.




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