2008: A big year in Feature Lighting

Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009

2008 was a very busy year for the Feature Lighting department at Lightmoves, with a number of high profile projects being completed.

One of the more interesting projects of the year was the EastLink Hotel, located between the Greens Road and Bangholme Road section of the new EastLink Tollway. The ‘Hotel’ is part of the extensive urban art initiative developed as part of the new road and was designed by artist Callum Morton. Lightmoves supplied Tridonic Atco LED chain for the Hotel sign, as well as custom Space Cannon RGB LED fixtures to the Hotel windows to assist with the illusion that the Hotel is occupied. All LEDs and control system are powered by solar panels and controlled by 365-day timeclock events.

Last year also saw the global luxury brand, Bvlgari, strengthen its presence in the Melbourne market by opening a large concept store on Collins Street, offering a complete range of luxury accessories, jewellery and watches. As part of the new store development, a stylish Fibre Optic window display was installed to create a sense of class and excitement to the store. Lightmoves supplied and commissioned 14 Martin CMY150 Fibre Drivers to illuminate the custom acrylic diffusers that created this eye- catching feature.

Further to this, Lightmoves supplied Dynalite Lighting Control to the entire venue. Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons, owned by the world-renowned restauranters Maurice Terzini and Robert Marchetti, opened within the Crown Casino complex last year and is one of the more interesting and stylish restaurants to hit Melbourne for quite some time. It’s mixture of classic Italian cuisine, fashionable décor and seating arrangements, mood-enhancing lighting and first-class kitchen staff has helped create an incredible ambience and a worthwhile dining experience. Lightmoves assited with this ambience, by suppling custom Space Cannon LED fixtures to light over 50 metres of stunning DigiGlass to the front façade, as well as supplying the overall Dynalite Lighting Control system throughout.

Crown are also in the process of refurbishing their flagship Crown Towers Hotel. As part of the upgrade done to many of the rooms, Lightmoves supplied custom Tridonic Atco warm white LED’s that are used as night lights in the hotel bedrooms and for architectural highlighting to the alcoves and mirrors in the bathrooms. All LED’s are controlled by Dynalite LED controllers.

Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, which plays host to a variety of theatrical, business and social functions, recently underwent an upgrade to its major function rooms. Lightmoves supplied Digilin RGB LED strips to replace the old fluorescent cove lighting in the meeting and function rooms, giving the venue a much more modern feel. Event staff can now change the mood and colour of the room with one touch.