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Left: Bath Abbey, illuminated to full glory by lighting designer Simon Marcus. This Page: The Shirvanshahs Palace, transformed by iguzzini.


series of rich complimentary primary colours. The Robin 600 LEDWash fixtures were positioned at the corners, and bathed large areas in striking shades of colour. "The new Robin 600 LEDWash heads are very nice bits of kit," comments Marcus, "extremely bright and very versatile, particularly for lighting at a very steep angle". All of the movers were encased in Robe IP43 LightDome enclosures from Enlightened’s hire stock. Rigged further up on the four roof areas of


the Abbey and along the narrow passageways, snaking around the roof, were a total of 118 Anolis and other LED fixtures. With only a series of tiny, winding passages and staircases to access these areas, having fixtures that were light and portable was essential! All the lights positioned above ground level


were LED, chosen for the practicalities of rigging, power consumption and versatility afforded by RGB light sources. The windows’ apertures were precisely lit with Anolis ArcLine 36 Optic strips on the


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sills at the bottom, two fixtures per window was more than enough to highlight the intricate detail and relief work. To contrast the building stonework against these finer elements, the flying buttresses down the north and south sides of the Abbey were lit by a series of LED units, including Anolis ArcPad 48s. All the Abbey architectural lighting was powered from hard power within the church, and the control FOH position was in a door well on the east face - which made programming challenging as there was no way to view the installation from the desk. A Chamsys MagicQ 120 Pro desk was used to run the lights, operated by Rob Taylor. Simon Marcus worked with a crew of 16


on the get-in and concludes. “It was an amazing project; giving the opportunity to turn off the conventional and rather two dimensional blasts of sodium, and showcase what controllable LED technology can really do in bringing a structure to life. Using Robe and Anolis gave me the creative tools and flexibility I


needed to produce something very distinctive". He adds that architectural lighting is a key building block in creating an atmosphere, influencing people’s decisions to leave or linger in a space. "Light is a medium that can produce an emotional response; illuminating beautiful architecture and accentuating a sense of elegance and form can produce a feeling of wonder and excitement, and I believe that for a short time, Bath at night became a very special and unique place”.


Contact:


Iguzzini tel: 01483 468000 www.iguzzini.com


Robe tel: + 420 571 751 510 www.robe.cz


Anolis tel: 01604 741000 www.anolis.eu


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