Global leader in lighting, Philips, has unveiled a “lighting makeover” of well-known Nigerian National Arts Theatre in Lagos, as part of its pan-African Cairo to Cape Town road show.

The city of Lagos is the fifth stop on Philips’ yearly Cairo to Cape Town road show. The show (14 April to 3 September 2014), focuses on the major challenges facing Africa today – the need for energy-efficient lighting and the regeneration of healthcare infrastructure in Africa.

The existing lighting around the Nigerian National Theatre complex has been replaced Phillips’ latest range of RGB (red, green, blue) LED luminaires. The new lights have reduced energy consumption by up to 80%.

The new LED luminaires are said to “transform the theatre façade, while illuminating the distinctive, memorable and eye-catching mass and structure”

“The spectacular lighting of Nigerian National Arts Theatre demonstrates the incredible advances that are being made in the efficiency and beauty of LED illumination”, says Abdallah Hussein, CEO, Philips West Africa.

“LED lighting innovations provide completely new opportunities to policy makers and governments to enhance city beautification and at the same time contribute to energy saving. We are extremely proud to see how Philips’ lighting solutions are contributing to improving the attractiveness of this stunning architectural marvel while reducing energy consumption in Nigeria” he continued.

Located in Iganmu, the National Arts Theatre is celebrated landmark within Lagos, and Philips’ unique LED lighting solutions is thus a most suitable partner in Nigeria’s aim to improve energy efficiency in public spaces.

“We’re delighted with the project Philips has completed at the National Theatre of Arts here in Lagos,” stated Mr. Mallam Kabir Yusuf, General Manager and CEO of the National Theater.

“To think that such an iconic building in the Lagos skyline now has a state-of-the-art digital lighting technology for the façade is just wonderful. Now the world class and environmentally friendly look of the building ascetically from outside at night will complement the top class contribution of performers and artists inside the building, as well as the breathtaking renovations that have recently taken place in and around the big edifice.”