Laurel Hill Cemetery: Phase 1
Laurel Hill Cemetery was established in 1836 as a non-denominational burial place for the dead and an urban oasis for residents of Philadelphia. The Lighting Practice designed the three-phase lighting master plan for the 78-acre National Historic Landmark cemetery to create a nighttime identity and engage the surrounding community. TLP chose LED sources with precise options to eliminate glare and accurately light select mausoleums and their accompanying trees. As part of Phase 1, TLP coordinated the installation of 93 in-ground RGBW LEDs networked via a wireless control system. Most evenings, the LEDs provide warm white light for a respectful soft glow, with color-changing flexibility for select times of the year. The fixtures will turn off every evening at a preset time to preserve normal day/night cycles for wildlife, minimizing disturbances to the natural habitat.
IES Philadelphia Section: Section Award, 2021
Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries