LEDs Magazine features OVI for an LED design that wins New York City streetlight competition

The City Lights competition to design a new streetlight for the City of New York was won by an entry utilizing LED lighting technology.  OVI’s work was then featured in this article by LEDs Magazine because of the new usage of LED technology in infrastructure projects like the New York Streetlights.

In early 2004, the City of New York launched an international design competition for a new streetlight. Over 200 anonymous entries were submitted from 23 different countries.
The winning design, which used LED technology, was selected by a jury from 3 finalists, and was created by architects Thomas Phifer and Partners and Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI), an architectural lighting consultancy based in New York City.

The winning streetlight design and its variations will be used to light streets, sidewalks, and parks within the New York City’s five boroughs. The design challenge facing the competitors was to “create an innovative, state-of-the-art design that responds to the unique diversity of the city’s architecture and urban landscape while meeting the appropriate technical performance standards”. The competitors were also asked to create an imaginative, cost-effective, and enduring design.

New York City Streetlights Project

Project Name: City Lights Competition – New York
Client: The City of New York represented by New York City’s Department of Design and Construction in partnership with the Department of Transportation
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners: Thomas Phifer with Christoph Timm, Joseph Sevene, Michael Frei
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek New York – Werner Sobek, Wolfgang Rudolph
Lighting Consultant: Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI) – Jean M. Sundin, Enrique Peiniger


LEDs Magazine Features OVI – New York City Streetlights

See more about the New York City Streetlight project here: https://www.oviinc.com/project/new-york-city-streetlight/

See the full article from LEDs Magazine here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/specialty-ssl/backlighting-signs-displays/article/16701409/led-design-wins-new-york-city-streetlight-competition