Senate Chambers – Old Parliament House (MoAD)

Old Parliament House - Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) is recognised as one of

the most significant heritage buildings in Australia. Luxygen was approached to offer a

solution for the upgrade of heritage luminaires, including the 10 large pendants in the

Senate Chambers.

Each of the Chambers had been upgraded earlier to LED. Over time the LED chipset had

deteriorated and lost its phosphor coating. Along with the noticeable hot spotting from the

LED source, the area was left with an undesirable blue light.

This was a challenge project as luminaires were unable to be removed due to their heritage

nature and MoAD was still operating public tour groups. All luminaire measurements and

structural details had to be taken on site.

Working alongside Shepherd Electrical and Manteena, Luxygen teamed with 3s Lighting to

provide the solution which was set by WSP and the MoAD Heritage team. This was to

provide a DALI dimmable, high lumen package, excellent colour rendering and a very

smooth and even illumination.