Project Details

Client: Argyll and Bute council - United Kingdom

Location: Oban, Scotland

Product used: MaxiLED Large Globe RGBW

Controller used: MaxiLINK and Pharos Architectural Controls


Oban is a resort town located in Argyll and Bute council area on the West coast of Scotland. It is the main ferry access route to the western islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Its population of 8500 can grow to in excess of 25,000 during the summer months when mainly foreign tourists flock to the town to board onward ferries for holidays.

The local council had planned a rejuvenation of the front harbour and esplanade using modern hard landscaping and lighting. As part of the scheme, the replacement of the existing festoon lighting fittings was a key component of the plans. The council wanted to “future proof” the lighting design and therefore wanted something that could be programmable and could allow the council to react to events and key occasions throughout the calendar.

LITE worked closely with the Council’s appointed Consultant and Contractor to design a scheme using LITE’s very own MaxiLED RGBW Festoon product. A major obstacle was that the controller was located on one side of the road and the Festoon was on the other – and with absolutely no way of running any CAT5 cabling LITE proposed using a wireless option to connect them. The wireless technology allowed the project to be completed without the need for any road closures and potential disruption to the busy town. LITE liaised with the installation contractor throughout the project period and then finally commissioned the project on site.

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Products used in this project

Product Datasheets

MaxiLED Large Globe DMX RGBW