November 23rd 2014 saw the international premiere of the musical Das Wunder von Bern (‘The Miracle of Bern’) at the newly built Stage Theater an der Elbe - making it a fitting companion for the Theater im Hafen Hamburg, where the German version of The Lion King the musical has been playing since 2001. Audiences and critics have both given the new football-themed musical a warm welcome. Yet it isn’t just the plot, performers and musicians that have won them over - groundbreaking lighting technology developed by Philips has also played its part.
Energy-saving light bulbs have been the standard choice for a while now – halogen bulbs as well as LEDs. Just recently, two Japanese scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their breakthrough in the production of blue-light LEDs. Discos, concerts, outdoor events, even trade fairs – they can’t be colourful enough. But what is the right light for the home? Let’s shine a light on the matter.