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Photo: Vision and Sound Technology
Photo: Vision and Sound Technology

Promoted by Brisbane City Council, City of Lights project uses decorative lighting on local assets such as buildings, bridges and trees to highlight Queensland’s capital and its features, creating an exciting, vibrant environment at night for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Among the many city locations enlightened by this project, one stands out for its peculiarity: Fortitude Valley area and its amazing Queensland Kauri pines. The six Kauri pines in this installation have a slender trunk of approximately 2.5 -3.00 metres in height before the foliage breaks out above. The Lighting designer of VAST in charge of the project, Cam Gunning, says: ”High definition illumination of this part of each pine was very important to the council’s designers. Illumination could only be achieved by an in-ground fixture and, due to the strict guidelines concerning disturbance of the root systems of each tree, a shallow luminaire was required.

Griven's RUBY MC R was the ideal choice for this installation, with an incredibly shallow depth of just 150mm. It was agreed that each Kauri pine would receive illumination from two sides, to maximize impact from both Ann and Wickham street directions. The authorities from Parks and Gardens were very impressed with the unobtrusive depth of the RUBY MC R, which negated any need to disturb any of the trees root systems. Performance of the chosen medium beam RUBY MC R’s is excellent, providing high output and an even illumination in vibrant colour across each of the six Kauri pine tree trunks. Enumeration of fixture mode and DMX addressing is simple via an easy to use infra-red remote control.”

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Date : 02-12-2016


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