How light is creating a sense of luxury at Galeries Lafayette in Paris.


Galeries Lafayette is a Parisian legend. Starting as a small haberdashery store in 1895, the company has grown to become a world-famous chain of luxury department stores. When the flagship store in Paris wanted to improve its lighting, Philips was bought in to lend a hand.

The right lighting

The renovation of Galeries Lafayette meant lighting an area of 2000m2 in total. To add a sense of luxury to the store, we installed eW Cove Powercore ceiling light fittings, the majority in warm white 3200K and some in cool white 6500K.


These fixtures create a serene and harmonious atmosphere within the store. In the cupola of the ceiling, light is used to give the effect of waves undulating across the ceiling. The shadows create a fascinating interplay of light and shade, which add to the grandeur and elegance of the shop.

The low energy consumption of each LED fixture will provide significant savings compared to traditional light sources. We were able to link the system directly to the existing 230v grid for easy installation.

The shop’s cupola is the epicentre of waves undulating across the ceiling, as if the sky were the sea.


eW Cove QLX Powercore
eW Cove QLX Powercore represents the next generation of high-quality linear LED cove lighting. This dimmable, linear LED fixture that provides an affordable, energy-efficient alternative to traditional cove lighting in applications requiring white light. With its low profile, rotating housing and flexible end-to-end locking power connectors, eW Cove QLX Powercore is the perfect choice for a wide range of interior retail, exhibit, hospitality, and architectural settings.

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