Neelie KROES, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Agenda, inaugurates the LED Pilot Installation "Shapes of Light" in the Berlaymont building
Première transmission: 19/12/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
Fin de production: 19/12/2012
On 19th December, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič inaugurate "Shapes of Light", a 12-month long lighting installation that relies on advanced LED technology, which will be displayed in the entrance hall of the Commission's headquarters in Brussels.
LED lighting is energy-efficient and versatile. The installation shows the potential of LEDs in functional and decorative lighting and is part of the Commission's efforts to promote the wider deployment of innovative LED-based lighting in Europe. LEDs substantially improve the quality of lighting and open up new possibilities for lighting design innovation. Faster deployment in public and private spaces will help reduce energy consumption from lighting in Europe by 20% by 2020, one of the targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe
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||Close shot of the "shape of light" poster
||Arrival of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of the Digital Agenda and hanshake with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration and Andre Papoular, Chief Executive Officer at Schreder
||SOUNDBITE by Neelie Kroes (In English) saying that: We are pleased and we can be proud of what the industry has been performing. The reward is better quality of life for our citizen and also a strong lighting industry, economic growth and new jobs which I'm certain of. So it is beauty, it is economy, it s jobs and it is a pleasure for us to have you here, thank you so much.
||Neelie Kroes, Maroš Šefčovič and André Papoular cutting the ribbon
||Neelie Kroes, Maroš Šefčovič and André Papoular (4 shots)