The Lit Brothers Building is in fact a full block comprised of approximately 33 buildings. It is the only block of commercial Victorian architecture in Philadelphia, USA, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Lighting Practice (TLP) designed the new lighting that spans the full length of the Lit Brothers Building. TLP worked closely with the City of Philadelphia’s Historical Commission to ensure the design gave special attention to the historic façade, highlighting the fine architectural details and classical arch windows.
TLP used KiNet from a Pharos LPC 4 to bring the façade to life, with a full spectrum of colours and a variety of dynamic light effects. In total, 504 windows are illuminated with linear RGBW LED luminaires mounted at each sill. In order to ensure the new lighting is balanced sensitively with the Victorian architecture, the fixtures all have custom enclosures painted to match the building façade.
Changes to the lighting display can be made via an on-site TPC or remote desktop, enabling the building owners Brickstone Realty to quickly and easily transform the façade for holidays and major events.
The Lighting Practice’s design for the Lit Brothers Building has been awarded the 2016 Award of Merit: The Illuminating Engineering Society and the 2016 Certificate of Merit: IES Philadelphia Section.