Ice Hotel

Posted By: Don van Emmerik In: Interior On: Hit: 1797

Our LED strips and the DiGidot C4 controllers are being used in many different projects every day. But in rare cases, we find our products in truly extraordinary environments...


In September 2019 DiGidot and InventDesign were asked to help create a pixel controlled northern light effect for the Icehotel in Sweden. 


Every year when it starts freezing, a large crew of very skilled and dedicated artists and craftsmen start to create an entirely new hotel, completely made of ice and snow. This means that this part of the Icehotel in Sweden only exists for one season.


Various artists design completely new themes for the hotel and its rooms.


The Icehotel offers a truly one of a kind experience to their guests because they literally sleep in an immersive sub-zero design environment. The design team of Anna Öhlund and John John Pettersson came up with an inspiring design concept for one of the suites which is called; ‘Roussut - The light you can hear’.


Their design was inspired by the aurora borealis light, flora & fauna of the arctic region and the sensation of hearing the lights in the sky, according to the local people. The key ingredient for this themed ice suite is a simulation of the aurora borealis. This light is constantly in motion and changes its colors in four different scenes throughout the day. DiGidot supplied a DiGidot C4 Extended with PxLNet Transmitter and InventDesign supplied tailor-made waterproof flexible RGBWW Digi Pixel Strips in order to create the aurora borealis effect.


The digi strips were cleverly integrated into the ice walls made of clear ice bricks. These bricks where covered with snow in order to spread the light evenly and to create an illuminated surface.


The DiGidot C4 was installed in a waterproof box underneath the ice bed and a PxLNet Transmitter was used to send the SPI signals to the digi strips in the walls.


The pictures speak for themselves


Client: Icehotel |

Technical realisation: Inwhite |

Lighting design & programming: John Pettersson

Ice sculpting artist: Anna Öhlund |

Photography: Anna Öhlund & John Pettersson

LED Lighting supplier: InventDesign |

Control system: DiGidot C4 Extended with PxLNet Transmitter 5-24 & Pharos