myERCO
myERCO
Your free myERCO account allows you to mark items, create product lists for your projects and request quotes. You also have continuous access to all ERCO media in the download area.
You have collected articles in your watchlist
Technical environment
Technical environment
Global standard 220V-240V/50Hz-60Hz
Standard for USA/Canada 120V/60Hz, 277V/60Hz
  • 中文

Our contents are shown to you in English. Product data is displayed for a technical region using USA/Canada 120V/60Hz, 277V/50Hz-60Hz.

More user friendliness for you
ERCO wants to offer you the best possible service. This website stores cookies for this purpose. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please read our privacy policy. If you click on "Do not agree", essential cookies will continue to be set. Certain contents of external pages can no longer be displayed.

Palm Trees, Circular Quay, Sydney

A stroll along Circular Quay offers not only a view of the Sydney Opera House, it also leads you past palm trees. Bathed in ERCO light, these have an almost surreal appearance.

The Sydney Opera House had not even been constructed, when, nonetheless, in the 1910's considerable development had already taken place in the district. For instance, Macquarie Street was widened. When this was proposed, the Director of the Botanical Gardens, Joseph Henry Maiden, persuaded the authorities to plant an alley with Canary Island Palms (Phoenix Canarienis). In the intervening years the palm trees have been protected by a preservation order. They have also been the inspiration for the planting of many other species in Sydney's urban districts. You can discover more from the Archaeological Zoning Plan issued by the City of Sydney. There are also interactive tree maps on the Internet.

Circular Quay has also been greened with date palms. Until recently they were illuminated after dark by metal halide lamps with a connected load of 35W. In the interim the City of Sydney has initiated a new lighting scheme using LED technology. Today Tesis in-ground luminaires from ERCO with a connected load of 15W set the scene for the palm trees. Each palm tree is illuminated by two 3000K spotlights. The exceptionally accurate aligned light not only emphasises the shape of the palm trees, it also brings out the fine structure and subtle colouring of the trunks and leaves. This produces an almost surreal impression, which adds to the attraction for passers-by of a night-time stroll around Circular Quay.

Project data

Project: Palm Trees, Circular Quay, Sydney / Australia
Client: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney / Australia
Photography: Jackie Chan, Sydney / Australia

Products: Tesis
Photo credits: © ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com, photography: Jackie Chan

(1886 Characters)

Über ERCO

Die ERCO Lichtfabrik mit Sitz in Lüdenscheid ist ein führender Spezialist für Architekturbeleuchtung mit LED-Technologie. Das 1934 gegründete Familienunternehmen operiert weltweit in knapp 40 Ländern mit über 60 Tochtergesellschaften, Niederlassungen und Vertretungen. Seit 2015 basiert das Produktprogramm vollständig auf LED-Technologie. Unter dem Leitmotiv "light digital" entwickelt, gestaltet und produziert ERCO in Lüdenscheid digitale Leuchten mit den Schwerpunkten lichttechnische Optiken, Elektronik und Design. Die Lichtwerkzeuge entstehen in engem Kontakt mit Architekten, Lichtplanern und Elektroplanern und kommen primär in den folgenden Anwendungsbereichen zum Einsatz: Work und Shop, Culture und Community, Hospitality, Living, Public und Contemplation. ERCO versteht digitales Licht als die vierte Dimension der Architektur - und unterstützt Planer dabei, ihre Projekte mit hochpräzisen, effizienten Lichtlösungen in die Realität zu überführen. Sollten Sie weiterführende Informationen zu ERCO oder Bildmaterial wünschen, besuchen Sie uns bitte auf www.erco.com/presse. Gerne liefern wir Ihnen auch Material zu Projekten weltweit für Ihre Berichterstattung.

Relevant image material

Image 1 / Download HiRes

© ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com


Image 2 / Download HiRes

© ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com


Image 3 / Download HiRes

© ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com


Image 4 / Download HiRes

© ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com


Image 5 / Download HiRes

© ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com


ERCO Newsletter - inspiring projects, new products and fresh lighting knowledge

Subscribe to the newsletter
Your data will be handled confidentially. For further information see Data protection declaration
From now on, for convenience and speed, we will be emailing the ERCO Newsletter in a digital format on a regular basis to help you keep up with the latest news from ERCO. We aim to ensure that you’re updated about events, awards, fresh lighting knowledge, project reports and product news along with reports from the lighting and architectural sectors. The publication is free and you can unsubscribe at any time.