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Astera’s NYX bulbs light up Aussie party venue

Entire 400+ square metre venue is lit with the NYX Bulbs – in an individually mapped ceiling art piece – plus LED strips which accentuate the walls, coves, and other architectural detail

Astera’s NYX bulbs have been used to light up One22, a brand-new music-driven bar and night entertainment concept in Canberra, Australia – the first NYX installation in the country.

Overseen by Elite Event Technology (EET), One22’s new lighting design includes 60 x Astera NYX bulbs – supplied by Australian and New Zealand distributor, ULA Group – in an individually mapped ceiling art piece. The entire 400+ square metre venue is lit with the NYX Bulbs, plus LED strips which accentuate the walls, coves, and other architectural detail.

The NYX Bulbs are controlled via a ChamSys MagicQ PC with data fed to the bulbs via a Lumen Radio wireless network. The club has an iPad in an iPort ‘ruggedised’ induction charging case which is running on a dedicated enterprise-class mesh Wi-Fi network also installed by EET.

EET’s Darren Russell was invited to create a fresh new lighting look to match the eye-catching raw industrial chic of One22’s interior design, and integral to this is the NYX bulb roof installation.

“The client wanted to be able to change the mood and dynamic of the venue instantly and drastically but without having any roof trusses full of lighting and rigging,” explained Russell. They already had the idea of multiple hanging pendant style lampshades around the room, so Russell took that as the starting point and developed the NYX bulb installation – which can change colour and be chased creating beautiful fluid kinetic effects – from there.

The Sydney Building in which One22 is housed is heritage listed and one of Canberra’s original landmarks. It has exposed timber roof trusses which are already striking looking, so 60 individual E27 thread lamp bases of varying lengths have been installed and secured from these, each fitted with a NYX Bulb and a different, random, retro-styled shade.

“NYX Bulb was a perfect solution in this scenario,” concludes Russell, “providing enough flexibility and control to create great effects without having to fill the roof with trussing and theatrical style luminaires.”