Halo Lighting installs unique lighting ceiling in London nightclub
Halo used 768 of LED-Lites’ X-Panel LED tiles to follow the curvature of the arches in the ceiling.
|London nightclub's new LED ceiling|
The company developed the ceiling architecture in three layers. First, they had to provide a combined rigging and electrical infrastructure to feed power and hang all the lighting fixtures; then they had to create an adjustable framework from which the repackaged X-Panels could be secured with minimal tolerance.
|LED lighting on nightclub ceiling|
The Unistrut frame would contain no fewer than 768 of the X-Panels, hooked up to two dedicated X-Image Pro 36 data drivers — each capable of controlling 36 x DMX universes at high speed, and handling the pixel mapping.
Into this fabric Halo also incorporated 30 x 120 mW laser heads and 30 moving lights. This technical challenge required a mighty drive rack and statistically no fewer than 57,000 DMX channels.
With the grid installed, the pixelated display was ready to be animated with lo-res AVI graphics stored on the ArKAos media server (now distributed exclusively in the UK by LED-Lites) — all under the master control of a ShowCAD PC, stationed in the technical booth.