The Dubai bar with light at its heart

Designers are always talking about integrating lighting into architecture. Well, here’s a bar in Dubai with almost no light fittings at all – unless you count the little battery-powered night lights on the tables.

The lighting at the Cielo Lounge is built into the furniture – and it’s all LED.

A sophisticated scheme was needed for the lounge which is, after all, on the roof of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, one of the city's most iconic buildings and most exclusive locations.

Rather than coming from fittings, linear lighting is incorporated into seat backs, and fitted under seating and steps.

Even the ice buckets are illuminated by mobile LED pool lights, making the champagne bottles glow.

Designed by local company Nouran Concept Lighting, the scheme uses warm white and RGB colour-changing LED strips, as well as LED downlights and projectors, floor markers and spikes.

Stylish flourishes include a backlit bar counter and subtle table effects. A second layer of lighting controlled by colour-changing gear transforms the rooftop setting to suit different moods. Dali controls enable different scenes to be set throughout the night, and architectural elements can even shift colour in time with the beat of the music.

It's an all too rare example of light becoming part of the design of a space, rather than being added in at the end, and the results speak for themselves.

It's a scheme that wouldn't have been possible without LEDs – and because it's LED, energy consumption remains low. The installed load for lighting the entire lounge is just 5.52W/m2.

Comments 1

My names are Ashley Vivian, Am here to share a testimony on how Dr Raypower helped me. After 1/5 year relationship with my boyfriend, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started catching him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he love me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship. But cannot stop thinking about him so i decided to go online and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster called Dr Raypower and i contact him and explain my problems to him. He cast a love spell for me which i use and after 24 hours, my boyfriend came back to me and started contacting me regularly and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and we now have been married happily for 3 years with a son. Ever since Dr Raypower helped me, my partner is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before.You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship fix Email: Urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Urgentspellcast@yahoo.com see more reviews about him on his website: http://urgentspellcast.website2.me Call or WhatsApp: +1 (424) 330-8109 also view his blog: https://urgentpowerfullovespell.blogspot.com/

Leave your comment