Billion Pixels

Preciosa Lighting for the Sky Innovation Centre

A billion colours of light

A dynamic, programmable lighting installation bursting with imagination. Billion Pixels is a memorable introduction to an innovative space.

A colour journey

We took Sky’s desire to bring the number of pixels and stunning display of colours their Glass TV offers into the installation. There’s a connection between Sky’s content being brought to life by many vibrant and changing colours and the design.

Draw back the curtain

Our Signature Design Pearl Curtain was chosen as the structural inspiration for Billion Pixels. Pearl Curtain is composed of component groups, a number of spheres hanging above one another on a single suspension. Important to this project was that the cluster could combine different illumination methods.

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A colourful welcome

Billion Pixels is situated in the reception area of the Sky Innovation Centre. It is a dynamic lighting installation using RGBW sources with integrated digital multiplex (DMX) control.
Sky Innovation Centre is the latest building within Sky UK’s campus. Sky internal agency, SKY Creative Agency, led the project. They wanted a bespoke lighting installation for the reception area, one that would allow them to play with the programming and offer a unique experience.

“The finished result has met all of our expectations and in some cases exceeded them. When I walk in, we feel immense pride and we think that we've created something that really sums up the spirit of this building. It is a real manifestation of the Sky glass brand identity and actually it's just really beautiful.”

Ceri Sampson - Group Executive Creative Director: Brand and Design, Sky TV

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Strong and Inspiring Relationship

The collaboration between the teams at Preciosa and Sky Creative was critical to the success of this complex installation. Our dedicated R&D team developed an entirely new programming loop for this customised installation. Engineering, electrical and construction teams all shared their expertise to create this magnificent art piece.

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Facts about project

8 x 4 Metres

850 Kilograms

6 dynamic lighting scenes

1276 Hand-blown spheres

12 Centimetres is a diameter of the biggest crystal spheres

Your lighting partner

Preciosa Lighting has offices in major cities worldwide. Each office is designed to support our valued clients in the region with the thoughtful development of a lighting package, professional project management and a successful installation. The goal of every Preciosa lighting professional is to make the experience of working with us as seamless and rewarding as possible.

Our Signature Design Pearl Curtain was chosen as the structural inspiration for Billion Pixels. Pearl Curtain is composed of component groups, a number of spheres hanging above one another on a single suspension. Important to this project was that the cluster could combine different illumination methods.