“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 Darren. They already had the idea of multiple hanging pendant style lampshades around the room, so Darren took that as a starting point and developed the NYX bulb installation – which can change colour and be chased creating beautiful fluid kinetic effects – from there.
Having invested steadily in Astera products over the last year, Darren had been keen to use the NYX bulb since its launch mid-2020. Now was his chance!
The entire 400+ square metre venue is lit with the 60 x NYX Bulbs plus LED strips which accentuate the walls, coves, and other architectural detail.
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.
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.