Illuminating facelift for Melbourne landmark

Illuminating facelift for Melbourne landmark

Pulsar products were chosen to help give Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Sea Baths a facelift with a bespoke architectural lighting scheme.

Travis Atkins, Centre Marketing for Sea Baths was tasked with looking into a variety of ways to maximize the build¬ing’s appeal to passing clientele.

Atkins commented: “We decided that lighting would be the best option especially as we can change the colour of the façade to suit key events, both local and international. So now the building can turn pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, or red for World Aids Day or even our beloved St Kilda football club colours!”

Due to the marine environment, Travis required lighting fixtures that could stand up to the challenging wind and salt water. Marine grade is a critical requirement in this beachside location.

“It’s a very demanding environment and hence, with the help of our lighting architect, John Ford and production team RTR, we selected Pulsar products” he said. “The lights have certainly given more life to a very high profile iconic destination.”

Sixteen Pulsar ChromaPixelStrip 25 TriColour 1200mm polycarbonate tube linear fixtures are installed above the window arches to reflect the building’s architectural design and curves.

Eight Pulsar ChromaFlood100 TriColour are situated all around the historic turrets, where they deliver even coverage and light distribution to these impressive structures.

A couple of Pulsar ChromaFlood200 TriColour with 25˚lenses are situated inside the turrets to give a full wash of the inside. Two more are located on the fascia facing each other to give an even coverage of the fascia’s long front.

Colours can be controlled remotely from a laptop or iPhone running Martin software through a USB to DMX dongle that then controls Smartshow DMX recorder.

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