Case Study – Pilgrim Lighting Upgrade

Pilgrim Lighting Upgrade

Pilgrim Church required a new LED based lighting system with integrated control as a replacement for aging metal halide based lights.

The lighting requirements for the Pilgrim Church were quite challenging with a limited budget not affording us the luxury of using theatre lights.  The building was over 150 years old and had very strict heritage rules that had to be adhered to.  Further due to the age of the building the ceiling was fragile and lights could not be mounted directly to the plaster.

We worked with Pilgrim church to find a light suitable to fit in a 200mm hole that could project the 13 meters to the floor while being supported from a truss within the roof space.  While it may have been possible to use warehouse lighting it would not be ideal for a building that is multi-use including wedding, concerts, community events and church services.  Fortunately, APC Integration was able to find a suitable LED based light that would fit the requirements, provide colour mixing options while remaining within budget.

The lights are controlled from 2 Dynalite switch panels; one with fixed buttons the other with software buttons.  We integrated the Dynalite bus with the Pharos LPC1 controller allowing us to set unlimited static and dynamic scenes.  The Pharos controller uses DMX512 to control the lights allowing for rapid program changes and effects.

High output DMX controlled LED strips were installed on the columns to give ambient light in the side passages.

The 7 front facing stage lights were mounted within the wings of the building so they could not be seen from the audience as part of heritage requirements.  They were setup on a separate DMX universe controlled from a small lighting desk for easy operation during events and church services.

The largest challenge with this project was wiring could not be installed within walls and needed to be hidden or near invisible.  This resulted in much of the cabling and splitters being installed under the floor and in the ceiling.

APCI have worked on a number of lighting and theatre control projects and is able to leverage our specialist programming skills to provide unique solutions and smart city projects.

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