Since its construction in 1913, De Montfort Hall has acted as a cultural hub for Leicester for over 100 years. The 2,000 capacity auditorium and gardens are one of England’s busiest venues, best known for hosting music concerts, but also home to comedy shows, graduation ceremonies, sporting events, and other live exhibitions. The hall has seen musical performances from renowned artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and many more.
Leicester City Council own and operate De Montfort Hall, and strive to promote the importance of the hall as a cultural space for the local people. The brief was to upgrade the exterior lighting of the hall to a modern, flexible lighting scheme.
MaxiPUNCH 102 DMX RGBW was specified by LITE Architectural to meet the design brief. The fixtures were aimed to highlight the exterior pillars.
One of the main benefits of MaxiPUNCH is that it offers simple installation, allowing the fixtures to be mounted to existing housing, therefore eliminating any new fixing points to the Grade II listed building. Its two-core data over power technology eliminates the need for an additional data cable, giving a clean single cable install, saving both time and money.
The resulting effect washes the grand stone columns and the balcony in a stunning glow which accentuate the impressive architecture and also acts as a welcoming point of illumination for guests arriving at the venue, adding to the visitor experience and creating an awe-inspiring feeling before each incredible event.
The luminaires are controlled remotely via a Philips iPlayer 3 controller, allowing the council to program dynamic light shows and colour changing displays to mark awareness days and annual celebrations.
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