KACWC

For the panoramic elevators on the Maxi Kjøpesenter Lørenskog shopping center, lighting designer Per Rødhall specified large diameter sidelight guides to highlight the vertical elements on the cabins. The system has a sequential color change linked to the elevator’s operation.

Materials

HMG401, Microbraid woven sidelight guides clad on transparent PVC with UV and algae protection.
MDI504, powered by MDI100 series, 150W discharge illuminators, with 4000º K ceramic metal halide lamps and sequential dychroic color change.

Panoramic Elevators

For the panoramic elevators on the Maxi Kjøpesenter Lørenskog shopping center, lighting designer Per Rødhall specified large diameter sidelight guides to highlight the vertical elements on the cabins. The system has a sequential color change linked to the elevator’s operation.

Materials

HMG401, Microbraid woven sidelight guides clad on transparent PVC with UV and algae protection.
MDI504, powered by MDI100 series, 150W discharge illuminators, with 4000º K ceramic metal halide lamps and sequential dychroic color change.

Viva Store

For the exterior of a new Viva Store in Santo Domingo, Bolivian architects Roca + Paz specified a Hunter Douglas aluminum skin. To animate the cladding at night, with changing light patterns, the designers chose fiber optics. The project installed and coordinated by Spectrolighting involved fitting a Microbraid sidelight fiber in the joints between aluminum plates. The system is controlled by DMX 512 with shows at programmed times.

Materials

MDI504, modular discharge illuminators with 150 W gas discharge ceramic lamps, DMX 512 controlled, CMY color mixing capable of millions of colors and dimming.
HMG401, 18mm Microbraid, high performance woven sidelight guides.

Shopping Mall

This project entailed lighting the overhead canopy over the main entrance of an Oslo shopping mall and trimming the roof contours of a number of buildings comprising over 500m of edge lines. An Advanced high performance Microbraid sidelight fiber was employed, together with CMY illuminators to provide the exact RAL colors demanded by the designers.

Materials

HMG401 Microbraid woven sidelight guides clad on transparent PVC with UV and algae protection.
MDI504, 150W gas discharge illuminators with CMY color change, dimmer, and DMX 512 control, capable of producing millions of colors.

Science Museum

Architectural outlines are one of the most salient applications for sidelight fiber; an effect difficult to accomplish with neon tubes due to the fragility and inherent danger of very high voltages or RGB LED’s due to the high cost. In this instance, the tower was outlined in its entirety with sidelight fiber coupled to color change illuminators at a reasonable cost and with minimum maintenance.

Materials

Microbraid HLG401, 18mm sidelight fiber clad on transparent PVC with UV and algae protection.
MDI500 illuminators with 150W metal halide lamps, CMY color mixing, capable of reproducing any RAL color, DMX 512 control, 2 real-time sensors, dimming and IP44 rating.