[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Icelandair has completed installation of Emteq's 115VAC Quasar II lighting system to its first Boeing 757 aircraft.
Emteq's Quasar II has a two-inch node resolution with customizable colors, and Icelandair worked with the aircraft lighting system manufacturer to create an interior "Northern Lights" scene, a mixture of blue and green throughout the cabin.
Ed Callahan, director of global business development, said the Iceland carrier went "beyond what anyone else in the industry is doing with mood lighting," with its Northern Lights concept.
The addition of the Emteq lighting system goes beyond just an interior upgrade for Icelandair though, according to Helgi Mar Bjorvinsson, the airline's senior vice president for marketing and sales.
“Less maintenance and lower fuel consumption was an important case for the upgrade, as well as the desire to create a unique passenger experience and to utilize the lighting for branding purposes," said Bjorvinsson.