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Grand design for Kuwait’s Moddy Mosque

Fit for a king: Opple used a combination of LED downlight luminaires and strip lighting

Creating new Islamic heritage is a daunting task and the best is always required. The lighting design for Kuwait City’s Moddy Mosque, newly constructed for the Ministry of Aqwaf, shows how it’s done.

Lighting designer on the project was Alarabia’s electrical team and engineering consultant was Saoud Almuhana Dar. “The lighting for the Moddy Mosque needed to fit seamlessly with the interior of the space, while enhancing the overall grandeur and regal air,” says supplier Opple. This was especially challenging because of the size of the interior and the need to illuminate from a ceiling with a variable height – reaching over 10 meters.

“To meet this challenge, Opple used 650 LED HM Downlight luminaires and 1,500 meters of LED EcoMax Soft Strip.  The lighting solution not only resulted in a uniformly illuminated area but succeeded in defining the space by truly bringing the architecture to life,” says the company.

Opple was flexible in meeting the design needs of the project and provided a wide range of wattages and sizes for the luminaires.  Opple’s LED HM Downlight luminaires have a 50,000-hour lifespan and offer up to 60% energy savings compared to traditional CFL systems. In addition, Opple’s LED EcoMax Soft Strip installed within the walls amplified the lighting and attractiveness of the space at eye-level while rounding out a complete and energy-efficient lighting solution.