The Bond nightclub, within the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas, has been fitted with a high-resolution FLEXLite LED system from PixelFLEX, installed by the AV integration firm Think Simple.
Baha Mar includes three hotels, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, and a collection of lounges, spas, and restaurants. The nightclub was added with the help of David Harvey at Harvey Marshall Berling Associates (HMBA), which includes a DJ booth, sound, lighting and video system.
“When we were approached by HMBA about assisting with the LED video installation at the Bond, we hoped to give the space something that no other nightclub in the Caribbean had ever seen,” said Greg Michelier of Think Simple. “The goal was to add a cool new visual aspect to the Bond, and a ceiling-mounted display is something that would truly set it apart from other venues. It really is a unique video system that’s now built into the ceiling and the wall behind the bar, using FLEXLite LED to add pulsing, immersive graphics to the driving music of the featured DJ or guest performers.”
Michelier continued: “Although the club can and does use the ceiling to show some video content, it’s mainly used for high-definition visual effects that enhance the music and add to the energetic atmosphere. On the other hand, they then use the LED video on the back wall as an immense visual display for the DJ logo artwork, VIP guest recognitions, and for upcoming events at the nightclub and the resort.”
Now open, the Bond at Baha Mar is fully operation with the 2,000sqft ceiling video display, and a 6ft x 17ft videowall above the bar. As part of project that also included the installation of the sound, lighting, and CO2/fog systems.
“We were extremely happy with the FLEXLite LED video solution and the project support that we received from PixelFLEX,” added Michelier. “While the quality of the product is really good, it’s the support during the design that really sets them apart. Their people were extremely helpful both before and during the installation, and the guests at the Bond are loving the new nightlife experience.”
“The customisation on this project was a lot of fun for our team, from design to implementation to seeing the finished look,” concluded PixelFLEX senior sales representative Will Dickey. “We love seeing the different applications our clients choose to use our products in, and their installations are always uniquely different. Adding a visual element such as FLEXLite LED video into such a high-class, luxury nightclub experience is only going to add to the already booming tourism industry in The Bahamas.”