Extron specified for major Spanish educational project15 June 2009
Light Projects and Kate Wilkins Lighting Designers specified Roblon fibre optics with acrylic tear drops, designed by Roblon’s optical engineer to create a uniformed lighting footprint on the table. Light Projects Mentor spotlights have been fitted to illuminate the walkways and other areas.
The fibre optics are controlled by a custom-made DMX-controlled dimming system which both reduces the intensity of the lamp and warms the colour as it dims, lending the appearance of a real tungsten lamp. A number of scenes have been programmed into the controller to lend different moods and ambience depending on the time of day and the functions being held in the restaurant.
The set-up also includes two custom-made chandeliers which employ side-emitting fibre optic glass. The chandeliers have a diameter of two metres and feature fibre cable wrapped around old gas lamps to evoke traditional lighting methods.
Christopher Burridge, Light Projects account manager for Roblon, told II: “It was a great pleasure working with Kate Wilkins Lighting Designers on this unique application for fibre optics. The creation of a bespoke lighting fitting, especially one as complicated as this, is always taxing, but the collaboration between Kate Wilkins, Roblon’s optical engineers and Light Projects overcame this challenging specification. We’re delighted with the result and what we collectively achieved in bringing this installation to life.”
Roblon fixtures are available in the UK exclusively from Light Projects Group.