Light for the Louvre

The industrial server platform from Kontron ensured Zumtobel could provide sophisticated lighting technology at the Louvre art museum.

The challenge

Created following an agreement between the Governments of Abu Dhabi and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Jean Nouvel and opened on Saadiyat Island in November 2017. This impressive art museum attracts millions of people from across the world, and was created to celebrate the union of different cultures. A significant factor contributing to the Louvre’s appeal is its sophisticated lighting technology, which creates a unique atmosphere while also taking into account the light sensitivity of many exhibits, which must be preserved undamaged for posterity.

Kontron’s solution

Austrian company Zumtobel, a world leader in lighting settings, has provided the museum’s impressive lighting. Depending on the time of day, an automation controller combined with a data server provides a unique flair, reliably and automatically. This would not be possible without high-tech lighting computers, platformed by Kontron’s industrial rackmount systems of the KISS series. By equipping the internal server with these built-in control PCs, Zumtobel was able to correctly provide the Louvre with the unique atmosphere it is known for.

The result

Thanks to the long-term availability of Kontron’s industrial server platform, Zumtobel no longer has to make frequent adjustments to the entire Louvre system. Therefore, the solution guarantees Zumtobel customers the right lighting situation unaltered, powerful, and reliable for years to come.