3News Ireland

Project Details

Project Type


Lighting Design

Peter Canning, High Res Lighting Design

Project Location

Dublin, Ireland


September 2017



3News established themselves as Ireland's first independent television news provider after they launched in 1998. In 2017, the studio underwent an extensive refurbishment program, wherein the lighting designer, Peter Canning, wanted lighting that could visually highlight the connection between the two spaces within the hub.

The hub is an integrated studio and newsroom space that uses strong, dynamic visuals that accentuates the affiliation between news gathering and news presentation. The new design, created by the network's in-house designer, Fiona Cunningham, and lighting design by Peter Canning, includes two sets of curved, internally lit grounds of bands that frame the design.

It was important for the studio to be installed with lighting which could be adjusted in colour, especially to their signature purple, but most importantly to not flicker when filming. As a result, our chosen lighting was Ultra Bright Flex which has a flicker-free modular system ideal for displaying videos and images. Our Ultra Bright Flex is designed specifically for stage shows, television studios, and other commercial applications.

This luminaire was installed around the video wall and arranged in a staggered and stepped array all the way over to the windows overlooking the newsroom. For the other unit, our lighting is used around the platforms placed under the anchor desk.