GlassGuard® Installed at Iconic Berlin Theatre

Theater am KurfürstendammGlassGuard® fragment retention lamps have been installed at an iconic Berlin theatre. The lighting upgrade has helped Theater am Kurfürstendamm satisfy the health and safety demands of the local authority. The theatre would have faced potential closure had it not taken steps to adequately protect its open light fittings.

Theater am Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, has seen great German actors grace its stage and its art-deco lighting dating back to 1924 has been one of the main features of the theatre. GlassGuard® was therefore privileged to not only secure health and safety compliance with its fragment retention lamps, but also helped to maintain its original appearance by implementing a retrofit installation.

A range of fragment retention lamps was sympathetically fitted throughout the theatre, from the foyer through to the auditorium, including back stage and even the stage itself.  Installations included floodlights, halogen lamps, standard incandescent lamps and a number of GlassGuard BlackBand® T5 fluorescent lamps. For the stage lighting, a variety of colour coated fragment retention lamps were also supplied.

“Due to the temporary and mobile nature of lighting rigs and trusses used on stage, there is an increased risk of lamps being broken,” commented Köster Rößling, the theatre’s lighting engineer. “The use of GlassGuard® fragment retention lamps throughout the theatre is therefore a great solution for us as it reduces the risk of injury not only to backstage staff who deal with lighting but also to front of house staff and theatre visitors alike,” he said.

GlassGuard® produces Europe’s widest range of fragment retention lamps, manufactured to EN 61549. They are treated with a technologically advanced fluoropolymer coating which, in the event of accidental breakage, retain all of the broken glass safely thus minimising the risk of injury and providing a safer lighting environment in many diverse locations.

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