Ambitious Illumination on world’s largest prison museum

Permanent installation by SGM Light and Kollision

In an ambitious lighting project by the Danish architectural company Kollision, the former correctional institution and now cultural institution FÆNGSLET gets a beautiful transformation using SGM fixtures made specifically for permanent outdoor installations.

Drone video of prison illumination

“We needed POI products that could endure changing environments and provide high quality illumination,” said programmer Andreas Lykke-Olesen about the choice of fixtures from SGM’s POI (Permanent Outdoor Installation) range that are engineered to endure the most extreme weather conditions.

Shining light on history

“The former prison still has many ties to its original function, so we wanted to create the idea of search lights. The G-1 Beam POI is perfect for this purpose because of its size, functionality, and weather resistant protection,” said Andreas.

On a daily basis, the fixtures will illuminate the former prison in a shade of white to enhance the beautiful brick wall. For special events, various designs with colors and special effects have been pre-programmed, easily controlled by the venue’s employees.

“While the G-1 Beam POI was perfect for our needs, the powerful output in the P-5 POI enabled us to reduce the number of fixtures. This way, we were able to create the illumination we wanted, without compromising on the aesthetics of the historical building,” said Andreas.

“It’s a remarkable thing to finally have light on this important landmark,” concluded Peter Sørense, city Mayor.

Installation with P-5 POI and G-1 Beam POI

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SGM P-5 POIs and G-1 Beam POIs were used in this high-scale lighting project


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G-1 Beam POI

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