Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival comes to Singapore
i light Marina Bay returns this March to set the Bay aglow with 20 sustainable light art installations taking centrestage at the Marina Bay waterfront. Running from 3 to 26 March 2017, the fifth edition of Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival will also feature, for the first time, three themed festival hubs that will create a festive atmosphere and experience.
Held since 2010, i Light Marina Bay is a showcase of light art installations created by artists from Singapore and around the world. Installed around the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials to reinforce Marina Bay’s position as a sustainable precinct and serve as reminders to encourage festival goers and the general public to adopt sustainable habits in their everyday lives. The festival also features a range of fringe activities for visitors to enjoy, bringing vibrancy to the public spaces in the precinct.
So what's the sustainable part?
Since its inception, i Light Marina Bay has run the “Switch Off, Turn Up” Campaign where they encourage stakeholders in and around Marina Bay to switch off non-essential lighting whenever possible and to turn up air conditioning temperatures during office hours.
Participation in the Campaign has garnered much success and has been growing steadily for each edition. In 2014, close to 269,000 kWh of energy or 140 tonnes of CO2 was saved over the three-week period in 2014. The amount of energy saved was enough to provide electricity for 1024 4-room HDB flats for the same period!
This year, i Light Marina Bay continues to work with more buildings around Marina Bay and beyond to put in place measures to save energy during the festival period. Their participation signifies their commitment to play a part in working towards a more sustainable future together.
In support of Earth Hour on 25th March 2017, all installations will be switched off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Other attractions will remain open during Earth Hour, so do continue to check them out!
Date: From 3 March 2017, Friday to 26 March 2017, Sunday
Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront
For more details, please visit: www.ilightmarinabay.sg