Zumtobel win Guinness World Record for largest continuous light

15th March 2024

(Germany) – Zumtobel has set the world record title for largest continuous ceiling light, measuring more than 200sqm.

Debuting Ceiluma at the Light + Building show at Messe Frankfurt, Zumtobel and manufacturing partner Typico installed the 45.029m x 4.503m light above its stand for visitors to see.

Inspired by natural canopies, the LED was created to give a daylight-like illumination. It’s homogenic and frameless design displays no joints, splices, or disruptions to create the illusion of a piece of the sky.

The size was achieved using translucent fabric characterised by its low weight, acoustic effectiveness, and thermal permeability. With its sound-absorbing properties and various design options, Cieluma brings a new quality in the connection between light, acoustics, and space giving a positive impact on the human body to be focused, more motivated and enjoy a better workflow and sense of wellbeing.

Due to its modular design, the ceiling can be easily separated into its original parts and reused. Both companies will dismantle the components of the Cieluma installation and use it in upcoming lighting projects.

Thomas Ölz, VP Brand & Application at Zumtobel, says: “We’re very proud to have been awarded a world record title. First and foremost, we would like to thank our manufacturing partner Typico, with whom we have worked in close collaboration on the development and production of Cieluma for many years.”

Thomas König, Typico CEO, adds: “What’s exceptional about Cieluma is that its world record-holding size is not even the maximum possible. In a larger building, we could create an even bigger illuminated ceiling.”

Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of Messe Frankfurt, says: “The world record set by Zumtobel is a real first for Light + Building and we are delighted the company chose our venue to do so. We would like to congratulate Zumtobel and Typico on this unique achievement. The Cieluma illuminated ceiling is an impressive light installation, which has given the exhibition hall a very special, welcoming atmosphere.”