High Output teams with Light Insight Design Studio in project to add vibrant glow to W Hotel Boston

Oct. 23, 2009
Date Announced: 23 Oct 2009 To kick off the grand opening of the newest hotel on the Boston skyline, the WBoston is temporarily outfitted with purple LED lighting to draw attention to theimpressive glass encased structure. The corner rooms on each of the 28 floors arelighted to create a purple glowing column from the ground floor to the penthousethat can be seen nightly from dusk until 11pm in the heart of Boston’s historictheater district.The design for this short term lighting display came about through the efforts ofLight Insight Design Studio, a Bostonbased lighting design firm and High Output, Inc., a Boston-based lighting and production company. The two companies joined together in a collaborative focus on the challenges of the design and installation of temporary self-contained, low maintenance, energy efficient, high intensity LED fixtures that would turn on and off again each night without fail.High Output made the choice to use Chauvet LED COLORdash Quad fixtures, an environmentally friendly fixture that saves on the expense of costly lamp replacements. In the design phase maintenance was a major factor because these fixtures would be installed in active construction areas where they had to endure a less than ideal environment while still functioning on cue each and every evening.The COLORdash Quad wash lighting offers 3, 4, 10 or 12 channel operating modes with rich, saturated colors, RGB color mixing from 36 high-powered LEDs, and automated programming via a master/slave or DMX. This stackable wash unit is also capable of customizable programming with recall, allowing pre-programming to be transferred between fixtures. The 25 degree by 6 degree lens produces a wide linear beam producing bright, seamless wall washes. The double bracket can be used as a floor stand or as a hanging fixture. While lightweight and compact, each unit produces an amazing amount of light!LED was the obvious choice. The COLORdash Quad is a self-contained unit requiring no additional hardware. It is a simple one-man installation: just place the unit, put a timer in line and go! This alone allowed High Output, Inc. to keep within reasonable cost to the client. Even if the unit was knocked off its mark, the The W Hotel aglow each evening in the heart of Boston's historic theater district beam was such that, we would still get good coverage.High Output, with its extensive inventory of theatrical, film, and video lighting equipment, finds itself well positioned to contribute to the new field of “architainment” lighting. A hybrid of architectural and entertainment lighting, architainment views the use of traditional theatrical equipment from a newperspective.

Jess Klarnet Director of Production, High Output Larry Johnson Marketing Manager 495 Turnpike Street Canton, MA 02021

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