As sponsor of the 2004 Athens Olympics, Visa, was looking for intelligent solid state lighting to illuminate its corporate hospitality areas at the event.
To assist lighting designer Nick Whitehead and Creative Technology London in realising a vibrant and colourful lighting scheme, Architainment Lighting Ltd supplied Philips Color Kinetics ColorBlaze and ColorBlast 12 fixtures for the venue.
The goal was to create a vivid atmosphere, with strong and consistent branding using a number of eye-catching, wall-washing effects. Ten 4 foot ColorBlaze fittings were used to up-light a 40ft wall, which displayed the large image of an athlete, with rich, coloured light that easily lit as far up as the ceilings. A series of customised lighting effects were programmed and controlled with a standard DMX system, and the fixture’s on-board power supply simplified installation – a key benefit for the rental package.