Churches are unique environments to illuminate: heights are always very great, electrical systems are difficult to modify, and the end result must be precise, pleasing and contextualised to the sacred function of such spaces.
The task of renewing the lighting of the apse of Trivolzio church in Pavia province hides many interesting technical aspects solved by careful study of many technical lighting solutions and painstaking care getting the lighting units aimed precisely where needed.
The vault with its ornamentation is lit by just three asymmetrical beam sconces.
Although the dimensions are large, it is incredible how, with only a few lighting units, the final effect is completely uniform and soft, with no aggressive light or strange luminance that would interfere with the feel of the lighting.
With the exception of this type of light, all the remaining light sources are direct, from above.
A system of tracks allowed floodlights with multiple beams and powers to be used to create a precise light that is perfect for the requirements of the parish, who was unhappy with inadequate lighting that dazzled during the celebrations.
The Lamb and the Cross are lit with narrow-beam spotlights.
To provide multiple planes and give relief to the spaces, the background frescos are also picked out. Here again it is incredible to see how with only two 12W wide beam floodlights the light is perfect, precise, pleasing, with no flaw of any kind.