Greenpeace campaign

For the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s gathering in Copenhagen, Greenpeace saw an ideal opportunity to emphasise the need for the world to change into 100% renewable energy in the future and demonstrate how this is actually possible.

Greenpeace launched a highly visible and eye-catching campaign, projecting the official Danish targets of 100% renewable energy by 2050 onto four wind turbines, with the assistance of ÅF Lighting and SGM’s LED moving head. 

Greenpeace’s project leader Esben Sloth explains: “We wanted the light projection to be very accurate, with sharp lines and figures, in order to make the wind turbines look like a graph.” 

The Electrical and Lighting Engineer of ÅF Lighting, Frederik W. Borello comments: “We quickly reached out to SGM to conduct a lighting test with two SGM G-Spot moving heads.” During this test they established how to frame the light output and how to design the gobos to obtain the best result. 


The G-Spot effect

For each of the four windmills three G-Spots were deployed: one for the graph, one for the year and one for the lines. And the custom-made gobos for the 12 G-Spots were only delivered just days before the project deadline. 

“We are familiar with SGM fixtures after using them on other projects and we are very content with both the quality and the service of the products. From the beginning, we had a clear expectation that the G-Spot would be the right fixture to solve this task,” says Frederik W. Borello. He continues: “We are very impressed with the G-Spot moving head. Being IP65, makes it much easier for us to deploy outdoor for illumination of architectural structures and urban spaces. It is remarkable how precisely the patterns are defined with sharp edges and without any corona while the zoom effect and focus of the gobos runs smoothly. Also, the colour mix is exceptionally even.

Esben Sloth was also very impressed with the results from using the SGM G-Spot moving heads. “The projection fully lived up to our expectations.” He continues: “We were happy that this could be done with LED light since it consumes much less power than conventional light and we always try to minimise our own carbon footprint in our operations and projects. We think that it is great that a company like SGM prefers LED light above conventional light and thereby also contributes to the necessary reduction of CO2 when conduction light events.”

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