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Northern Lights come to London for the launch of the Huawei P30 series


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Huawei is bringing the Northern Lights to the skies of London this weekend, with a mesmerising laser art installation to mark the UK launch of the new Huawei P30 Series and new ‘Aurora’ colour.

Lighting up the night sky above the iconic Tower of London, the global technology leader commissioned immersive artist Dan Acher to recreate a bespoke installation of the Aurora Borealis, which occurs most prominently near the Northern and Southern poles; the result of the sun’s influence on the Earth’s magnetic field, using a series of breath-taking lasers and haze.

Huawei brings the Northern Lights to London to celebrate the launch of the Huawei P30 Pro. Overlooking the iconic Tower of London, The Aurora Borealis was staged to showcase the superior photographic capabilities of the new handset, which allows users to capture incredible detail and colour in even low light. (installation created by Immersive artist Dan Acher)


The installation will be open free to the public on both Friday evening and Saturday evening from 8pm to 10:30pm.

DJ and model Vogue Williams and long-standing star of Made in Chelsea and fashion designer, Oliver Proudlock, were among those who attended the exclusive VIP preview of the dance of the Aurora Borealis on Thursday 4th April.

Vogue Williams and Oliver Proudlock attended Huawei London Lights event to mark the launch of the new Huawei P30 Pro. The unique installation was created by immersive artist, Dan Acher, who recreated the Northern Lights over the Tower of London with a series of lasers and haze. The spectacle was captured on the Huawei P30 Pro, showcasing its unparalleled photography capabilities, even in low level light.

At the event, guests drank specially curated cocktails to reflect the new Huawei P30 series colour palette, including the new Aurora, Breathing Crystal and Amber Sunrise and snapped photos of the spectacle on the new Huawei P30 Pro handset, which features unparalleled photography capabilities that can capture stunning detail and vibrant colour, even in low-level light.

According to research carried out on behalf of Huawei, witnessing this natural phenomenon is top of UK millennials’ ‘experiences’ bucket list, with 34% citing this as something they want to see before they hit 40.  This was followed by Niagara Falls (24%), going on safari (23%) and walking along the Great Wall of China (20%).

“Featuring the Leica Quad Camera System, the Huawei P30 series is rewriting the rules of photography,’’ said Anson Zhang, Managing Director, Consumer Business Group, Huawei UK.

‘’What better way to showcase the unparalleled photography capabilities of our flagship smartphone than to recreate the breath-taking natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights in London. Featuring technology that allows you to capture every detail and vibrant colours, even in the darkest of conditions, you’ll be sure to capture our London Lights in all their glory with the Huawei P30 Pro handset. ’’

Open to the public on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April between 8pm and 10.30pm, the Huawei P30 Pro handset will also be available for attendees to try out in order to photograph the faux aurora.

The best vantage point is in front of the Tower of London ticket office, where visitors are encouraged to share their images with the hashtag #Huaweilondonlights, tagging @Huaweimobileuk.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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