Light has always played a central role throughout human civilisation. Light provides life, light guides the way, light reveals the truth and what is in front
of us. The worlds religions have also taking inspiration from light and used it to communicate their messages. From the sun to torches and candles,
stained glass and the stars in the sky, light has been used to share stories, evoke emotion and bring people together.
Fast forward to the 21st Century and light is still as important as it was at the dawn of time. Now that multi colour LED lights are readily available, the power of RGBW LEDs can be used for transcendent purposes and illuminating holy places around the world.
Located in East Jakarta, Al Huda Mosque is a place of prayer and worship for the surrounding Muslims who regularly establish congregational dawn, dhuhur/zuhur, Asr, Maghrib and Isha prayers. Al Huda Mosque is also a destination for local residents to perform sunnah and obligatory worship in the month of Ramadan such as breaking the fast together, tarawih prayers and others.
Design Performa Energy (DPE) carried out the lighting design to this Mosque, utilising the LIGHTALK wallwasher floodlights to illuminate the interior of the main dome. With lighting control available through both DALI and DMX/RDM, the LIGHTALK wallwasher floodlights can utilise the RGBW multi colour LED for dramatic lighting displays during prayer time.
The Colours of Islam
Although neither the Quran nor the hadith make specific reference to colours associated with Islam, over time certain colours have become associated with Muslims and the Islamic faith as a product of tradition rather than scripture.
The colour most strongly associated with Island is green. Some believe that green was the Prophet’s favourite colour and appears in a number of verses
of the Quran suggesting green is the colour worn in the afterlife of the paradise.
Despite red often being associated with Islam, it odes not have any particular religious significance. Red does appear in many national flags of Muslim countires
Utilising multi colour LED lighting in a Mosque enables the place of worship to incorporate the various symbolic meanings of colour into their prayer ceremonies and further convey their messages.