In Southern Brazil at the coast of Santa Catarina you find one of the world’s largest Art Deco statues at the top of Morro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross). The statue of Jesus is standing over the city of Balneario Camboriu with one arm outstretched, welcoming people from near and far, and with the other carrying a symbol of the sun.
With its 33 metres in height (including the pedestal) and 22 metres width from fingertips to fingertips, the task of lighting this majestic tourist attraction at first seemed less than straightforward. However, when Mario Luiz Pretto of Christ Light contacted the SGM distributor in Brazil, João Alonso of LBO Lighting Comercio e Importação e Exportação Ltda, requesting a more powerful lighting output than the former installation could provide, João Alonso presented the SGM P-5 wash light featuring 44 high power 10W RGBW LEDs per unit. This proposal immediately caught Mario Luiz Pretto’s attention and was subsequently specified as the substitutional and revitalizing light source for the Christ Light.
The fixed installation has brought unique features to the significant landmark, which amazes the numerous visitors. Every night, people strolling around the central area of Balneario Camboriu can enjoy the multi-coloured light of the monument. It has become an attraction unlike any other in Brazil.
This lighting installation, which daily illuminate the grand statue in the evening hours (December to March from 8 pm. and April to November from 7 pm.), is rendered possible by the use of merely 6 powerful and bright P-5 LED wash lights. The RGBW LED source is brought to use in a beautiful symbolism, as each day of the week a predominant colour demonstrates a symbolic representation for a statue, which in general is known worldwide as a symbol of peace. On Sunday, the predominant colour is white, symbolizing peace and faith. On Monday, the colour is yellow, representing peace and energy. On Tuesday, the colour is green for peace and nature, while Wednesday is blue for peace and health. On Thursday, the colour lilac signifies peace and reflection and on Friday the colour red stands for peace and love. Finally, on Saturday the rose colour symbolizes peace and happiness.
In this way, week after week flies by in multiple colours lighting up Christ Light and the visitors of Santa Catarina. SGM is proud to take part is this colour extravaganza.