Palmerston North Clock Tower lights up the Square

July 9, 2010
Date Announced: 09 Jul 2010 Palmerston North, New Zealand — Twelve CHAUVET® COLORado™ Batten 72 TOUR LED lights were used to illuminate the Clock Tower in the city’s historic square. A local businessman, Arthur Hopwood, donated the landmark, built in November 1956. A decade later, an illuminated cross was added at the top of the tower, making it 100 feet high. After a damaging storm in 2006, the restoration of the Clock Tower incorporated crosses on each of the faces of the four-sided lantern.The top of the tower is lit internally with the COLORado™ Batten 72 TOURs, three on the inside of each of the crosses. The linear wash fixture includes 72 1-watt LEDs with RGBWA color mixing to produce richly saturated colors from vivid hues to warm whites. The energy efficient and low maintenance LED lighting increased the color choices when matching colors to the multicolored fluorescent lighting already installed in the tower’s base.CHAUVET’s New Zealand distributor, MDR Sound & Lighting Limited, specified the lights, and installed them with Audio Progress Limited, also located in Palmerston North.

“LED lighting is a fantastic solution in everyway,” said Brodie Noon, general manager and director of MDR Sound & Lighting Limited, “and offers brilliant colors and brightness with relatively no maintenance.”

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