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Ideas the shine

Teenage Dreams


One of the most successful bands to ever come out of Derry, The Undertones wrote music, lyrics and songs that reflected on the normality of growing up, of being young and in love.  AM Light transformed the words ‘A Teenage Dream’s So Hard To Beat’ from their song, Teenage Kicks, into this dazzling neon writing.

Derry Lumiere, 2013

In the winter of 2013, an incredible year of arts and culture in the city came to a close with a four day celebration of light. A spectacular raft of installations and projections was brought in to illuminate Derry’s buildings, streets and bridges. AM Light was appointed as the sole neon contractor, responsible for the manufacture and installation of four unique pieces.



1 metre high, 35 metres long, built up stainless steel letters, powder coated white, face lit by 18mm diameter white neon.

Project Partners

Produced by
Artichoke for the Lumiere, Derry~Londonderry 2013
Designed by
Deepa Mann–Kler
Photography by
Chris Hill