Japan’s First Full-Color Facade Lighting System

Japan’s First Full-Color Facade Lighting System

Nov 2, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Kyocera Corporation announced that its LED technology is being utilized in a color facade lighting system to showcase the New Kyoto Building of Wacoal Holdings Corp., Japan’s leading creator of intimate apparel for women. Completed last month, the system illuminates the building every night.


With high-color-rendering LED lighting, which combines violet LEDs with phosphors and proprietary optical technologies, creates delicate illumination in a wide range of colors. The system designed for the Wacoal building bathes its facade in an elegant gradation of hues suggestive of Kyoto.


The facade lighting system is the first in Japan to operate by modulating red, blue, green, and white light generated from violet LEDs. Furthermore, the building features an environmental design with a 36kW solar power generating system installed on its rooftop. This system is estimated to generate enough electricity to power the facade lighting for approximately three to four hours a day.