Patna Secretariat, also known as Patna Sachivalaya or Old Secretariat, is the administrative headquarters of the State Government of Bihar in India. It is located in Patna, the capital city of Bihar. Patna Secretariat is a monumental Victorian architecture situated to the east of the Raj Bhavan in Patna. Built by the British in the Indo-Saracenic style, it was completed in 1917. It is 716 feet long, 364 feet wide and remains one of the most significant government buildings in the city. A huge clock tower stands tall amidst the beautiful lush green lawn of the building.
Lighting can bring enormous value to any architecture – it helps create an experience for those who occupy the space. Since the Old Secretariat has its age-old charm, the main requirement here is to illuminate the long horizontal structure so that it will create an impact universally while lighting the entire building highlighting the big clock tower located at the centre.
Lighting plays a vital role in the way people experience and understand architecture. Whether buildings and structures are naturally lit or artificially, lighting is the medium that allows us to see and envision the artistry in the buildings around us. Hence, selecting the correct SSL devices to suit the extreme outdoor environment of the riverbed was crucial. Keeping in mind the environmental hazards, creating a lighting scheme that is energy-efficient and eco-friendly was a very challenging task. At the same time, it had to be ensured that no structural harm had been done to the steel structures.
Being the pioneer in the lighting segment, Bajaj Electricals believes in creating innovative products and providing end-to-end solutions for its consumer. Bajaj Electricals takes immense pride in showcasing the Architectural lighting of this landmark. An Energy-efficient and programmable solid-state of the art lighting system is envisaged for the decorative lighting of this historic structure. Lighting brings out the architectural elegance of the prominent areas of the building and provides a tranquil and visually content atmosphere to the visitors. More than 400 compact-sized outdoor grade LED luminaires have been used, optically supported with precise beam angles, ensuring minimum spray of light to the surroundings and effectively controlling light pollution. The extensive use of RGBW LED luminaires minimizes power consumption, thus making the whole lighting scheme energy-efficient and eco-friendly. To simplify the procedure of installation and maintenance, the mounting of luminaires, junction boxes, and cable routing is judicially designed at feasible locations without doing any structural harm to the steel structures. With the constant determination and efforts of the team involved in the project, Bajaj Electricals Limited has endeavoured to keep the essence of this structural pattern in illumination design and turned this rhythm into an attractive aesthetic and visual delight.
The architectural and decorative lighting with SSL devices is thriving in India. It is also pushing the global trend of increasing night tourism. In this case of the Old Secretariat Building project, the distinctive use of tunable RGBW LED luminaires has set another example of smart, dynamic lighting with the possibility of emotionally connecting with the viewers and displaying the nation's cultural roots.
Bajaj Electricals Limited is taking this progress forward by using such intelligent SSL products with unique solutions for each project. In this project, the entire illumination scheme is designed with colours and patterns inspired by nature, local culture and national/global emotions. Despite the odds, the team acted as the backbone of the entire project and ensured that all processes were smooth without interruption. Bajaj Electricals strongly believes that challenges are the real motivation that helps achieve complicated goals with zero negligence and absolute perfection. The robust teamwork and efforts helped overcome all the challenges and successfully concluded the project for the Patna Secretariat.