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Electrolight

Introduction

Electrolight is an award-winning lighting design consultancy based in central Melbourne, passionate about light and lighting, and excited about the transformative possibilities of light in all its forms. Electrolight takes pride in applying creative and technical lighting expertise to a wide variety of projects across the gamut of the built environment. In providing innovative approaches to lighting design challenges, Electrolight finds inspiration from diverse experience, and combine their considerable technical and artistic abilities in the pursuit of excellence.

Business Scope

Electrolight has over 120 projects to its name across the spectrum of the built environment. The company has lit everything from theatres to art galleries, restaurants to retail outlets, port facilities to major road works, and sports stadia through to sky-scrapers. Electrolight's approach to design is underpinned by a strong conceptual and collaborative approach that features meticulous research into the project. Background, environmental context, architectural design and the needs of the client and end-users are of paramount importance. In addition Electrolight invest time in keeping up-to-date with the rapidly-changing technology of the lighting industry, meeting the challenges of a fast moving industry with increasing environmental responsibilities.

Specialty / Strengths

Electrolight have a design team of nine with combined experience of over 60 years in lighting design. Headed by founder Paul Beale, the team comes from backgrounds as diverse as architectural and theatrical lighting, electrical engineering, industrial design, interior design, computer-modelling and specialist CAD technicians.

Lightmoves

From the early stages of the project, Melbourne-based specialist lighting company Lightmoves worked very closely with Development Victoria and lighting consultants Electrolight to come up with a solution for the proposed roof feature lighting scheme.

Teaming with another local company – Space Cannon Australia – Lightmoves created a custom solution that managed to fit within the unique roof structure. The 1544 colour-changing and weatherproof LED fittings act like a low resolution video screen and are controlled by video content that was especially commissioned by selected artists. The long-life, energy-efficient fittings have been designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate and include built-in intelligence that reduce the light output on days of extreme heat in order to protect the fittings from irreparable damage. All luminaires and data distribution equipment was designed and manufactured in Melbourne.

Lightmoves is very proud of their involvement with this iconic project, and congratulate all parties involved.

The Lightmoves Team
Project Manager - Joe Casamento
Technical Director - Andrew Sherar
Luminaire Manufacturer - Fabian Barzaghi
Programmer - Lynden Gare

Photo courtesy of Sandra Davis