SGM Weatherproof Technology Enables Mystic Nights

SGM luminaires helped transform park into the largest artistic light production in the north-west

With the weatherproof technology, SGM’s P-5s, P-2s, Q-7s, and G-Spot enabled planners to create spectacular light installations at the Park of the Gardens in Oldenburg in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, for the annual Mystic Nights event. The light installations were part of a four-night-long artistic light production that drew in thousands of people.

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The 2015 Mystic Nights impressed huge crowd with spectacular light installations using many SGM luminaires. Themed “poetry and erotic,” the event spanned over four days and offered shrouds of mist and mystic music along with the stunning light installations.

The 2015 Mystic Nights welcomed guests for the ninth time to Bad Zwischenahn in Germany the second weekend of September. While parks are usually thought of as a place for sport and games, Gundel Latanza, the owner of the executing agency Latanza Events & Design, expressed a desire to bring back the philandering and the coquetry, therefore, fittingly, theming the 2015 edition “poetry and erotic.”


With impressive light installations, huge objects, mystical shrouds of mist, and spiritual music, the late summer event fascinated thousands of people in the Park of the Gardens in Oldenburg. With each nightfall of the three-day event, the landscape melted together with all the light installations and music; transforming the park into the largest artistic light production in the north-west.


The planners were able to reduce energy consumption by two-thirds and use significantly less cables, which was the main objective for the use of LED technology. With an extremely unreliable weather in that part of Germany, the organizers confidently decided to use SGM’s weatherproof LED technology.


Long time co-operation partner, Active Blue GmbH & Co KG, positioned a total of about 450 floodlights as well as a dozen fog machines. Along with the IP-rating, several color atmospheres, and a high degree of brightness, SGM’s P-5 RGBW LED wash lights were perfectly suited for several applications in the park, providing a color spectrum from tender pastel shades to an intense blue and red tone.


The smaller P-2’s, which are based on the technology of the P-5, were mainly used to illuminate smaller plants and sculptures. Thanks to the three different lens kits in 15°, 21°, and 43°, used both the P-2 and the P-5, they were able to obtain the perfect angle of radiation.


With their 110° lens, several SGM Q-7s were utilized to evenly highlight tall trees, groves, and areas. Together with two P-2s, the Q-7s were placed on the roof of the nearby garden restaurant.


Being the first professional, weatherproof profile spotlight, several of SGM’s G-Spots were used to illuminate a silver gleaming object, the night sky, and the large lawn. Being jet water, dust, and sand proof, this moving light was the perfect choice to provide static and dynamic views.

Products used

A broad selection of SGM luminaires consisting of P-5s, P-2s, Q-7s, and G-Spots helped transform the park.


Mystic Nights

The Park of the Gardens in Oldenburg, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

Planning and Design
Gundel Latanza, owner of Latanza Events & Design

Active Blue GmbH & Co KG

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