openPR Logo
Press release

Lighting designer James Bawn trusted in FALCON® floodlights to illuminate the Emley Moor Mast

10-02-2014 07:11 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: A&O Lighting Technology GmbH

FALCON searchlights immerse the Emley Moor Mast in saturated colours, Photo: © Richard Gaynor

FALCON searchlights immerse the Emley Moor Mast in saturated colours, Photo: © Richard Gaynor

July 2014, Yorkshire, UK – HSL Group, UK based project partner of A&O Technology, supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work – ‘Control t’force’ – created by Lighting Designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330 metre high Emley Moor Mast in west Yorkshire UK, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, an iconic local landmark and the main UHF transmitter for most of the county.

Specially commissioned by TG Events on behalf of Kirklees Council as part of ‘Hypervelocity’, the 5-day grand final of the 100-day 2014 Yorkshire Festival, the Control t’force project which ran over two evenings, also celebrated the start of the 2014 Tour de France cycle race in Yorkshire. During this festival lighting designer James Brawn illuminated the Emley Moor Mast as well as the Victoria Tower at Castle Hill.

To establish the exact kit needed and its optimum location for the 360 degree illumination designed to make the tapered reinforced concrete tower shine like a giant light-sabre visible for miles around, HSL supplied some sample fixtures and helped conduct a series of site tests. After this process was complete, James finalised his lighting plot. HSL kindly lent Mr. Bawn a couple of fixtures to test earlier on in the year to ensure he got the coverage he wanted. Finally he distributed 14 FALCON 6000 CMY fixtures around the base of the mast on seven stages. Each stage was 16 x 4ft. All the fixtures on site were controlled via a Jands Vista S1 lighting console.

“Having used the Falcon fixtures before I was more than happy to specify them again. The tower is 330m so I knew that the fixture had to more than capable of delivering enough lumens at the top.” refers lighting designer James Bawn. He also used three FALCON BEAM colour 3,000W at the top of Castle Hill as part of the same 'Hypervelocity Festival'.

James has been involved in some previous architectural lighting projects for the council and when his ideas for lighting the Emley Moor broadcast transmitting station Mast (currently owned by telecommunications and broadcast transmission company Arqiva) received the green light, he immediately turned to Simon Stuart and Mike Oates at Blackburn-based HSL to provide the equipment and additional expertise.

Says Simon Stuart, “We were really excited to be involved and to help James realise such a stunning and inventive idea that made history as the first time the tower has ever been fully lit … and was enjoyed by so many people!”

James not only produced a stunning piece of pop-up public art involving the Grade II listed structure, he made it a truly interactive experience utilising Kirklees Council’s events Twitter page, creating #lightthemast. This enabled people to request their favourite colours when the installation was live each night with James tweeting back as he changed the colours. The most popularly requested colour for Control t’force proved to be yellow – for the leader’s shirt of the Tour de France – closely followed by blue and pink!

Says James Bawn, “The Falcons did not let me down and were a huge part of the design. The beam cut through and the colours allowed me to deliver my creative concept very easily. I utilised the superb zoom range of the fixture so I could create both a soft wash but also very thin beams for movement.”

About A&O Technology

For almost twenty years, A&O Technology has been providing regional and international support for even the most demanding projects in the field of architectural or events lighting: from the supply of equipment – whether sale or rental – to the elaboration of creative concepts, to the provision of full-service support in the role of general contractor.

The clear division of the company into sales, rental, creative and manufacturing departments guarantees customers communication backed by expertise and efficient solutions at every stage of a project.

A large network of tried-and-tested partnerships is available to support your projects.

The company’s exclusive distribution portfolio includes the FALCON® range of architectural luminaires and searchlights manufactured by the A&O subsidiary alpha one.

A&O Technology has its headquarters in Bremen, Germany, as well as subsidiaries or bureaus in the UAE, USA, Russia and Asia and holds project partnerships worldwide.

For more information about the company A&O Technology please visit the website
www.ao-technology.com

A&O Lighting Technology GmbH, Arberger Hafendamm 22, 28309 Bremen, Germany,
Telephone: +49 (0)421 / 59 66 09-0, Internet www.ao-technology.com, contact: Ljiljana Jurkovic

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Lighting designer James Bawn trusted in FALCON® floodlights to illuminate the Emley Moor Mast here

News-ID: 296262 • Views: 6104

More Releases from A&O Lighting Technology GmbH

In 2015, FALCON© searchlights enthuse over 2.6 million at open air events
Autumn is coming, and the 2015 season of open air events and festivals in Europe is coming to an end. A&O Technology, manufacturer and distributor of FALCON searchlights, is drawing a highly positive balance for the season. At many of the most important festivals this year, FALCONs were used to make statements in light that were visible for miles around. Despite highly changeable weather – with a July heat wave
A&O Creative broadens the concept of Sail Bremerhaven 2015 with spectacular ligh …
For Sail Bremerhaven 2015, A&O Creative created light shows in the harbour. The lighting, laser and pyro displays enthused the international spectators. Every five years, Bremerhaven is given over to sailors. This year, over 250 ships from 20 nations dropped anchor in the harbour to participate in the Sail Bremerhaven festival, one of the largest gatherings of windjammers and traditional sailing ships in the world. The wide variety of vessels,
FALCON searchlights conjure magical moments at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belg …
For the first time, FALCON searchlights have been integrated into the imaginative design of the main stage at the Tomorrowland festival. The robust searchlights proved once again that they also make ideal festival luminaires. Their exceptionally far-reaching, colour-drenched lighting effects turned the festival’s main event this year into a truly vibrant spectacle. When colourful internationalism, the beats of electronic music and surreal mysticism come together, the ravers gather at the Tomorrowland
A&O Technology adds new brilliance to Dubai’s luxury icon
Burj Al Arab of Jumeirah, the icon of Dubai and one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world, now affords an even more glittering spectacle in the night sky. The exchange and programming of the new high-tech lighting system was performed by local partner A&O Technology. Every evening, the Burj Al Arab offers a colourful light show. The changing hues and brilliant strobe effects enthuse millions of

All 5 Releases


More Releases for James

James Plumbing and Heating Offers Summer Air Conditioning Savings Tips
SANTA FE, NM – MAY 15, 2019 – James Plumbing and Heating seeks to cool down customers’ air conditioning costs with some tips on how to use your air conditioner less this summer. James Plumbing and Heating’s HVAC technicians repair air conditioning units throughout the Santa Fe area. Among tips is making sure air conditioners are maintained regularly and operating at peak efficiency. Installing energy-efficient air conditioners and programmable thermostats help reduce
St. James Infirmary Announces CA attorney James Burch as Policy and Advocacy Off …
St. James Infirmary is proud to welcome California attorney James Burch as our new Policy and Advocacy Officer thanks to our generous funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation. San Francisco, CA, Jan 30, 2019 -- St. James Infirmary is proud to welcome California attorney James Burch as our new Policy and Advocacy Officer thanks to our generous funding from the Levi Strauss Foundation. Due to James’s extensive legal experience in the
Gardere Welcomes Prominent Tax Attorney James Howard
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of James Howard, formerly of Locke Lord LLP, as a partner in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Howard’s practice will focus on international and business tax, securities, and finance. As a member of Gardere’s Tax Practice Group, Mr. Howard will provide the full range of international and domestic tax services to clients in the oilfield service, private equity, and
Harris James Associates – Global View
Harris James Associates ensures that our clients possess the best info on which to base intelligent business and financial decisions in pursuit of superior investment performance. In order to achieve and maintain that standard of information and timely advice, management and staff are committed to a level of excellence in research, market intelligence, trade executions, and client service that is both demanding and rewarding. We judge our success in maintaining
Harris James Associates Economy – Closer Look
India Economic Growth - Harris James Associates Economy, A Closer Look The central government budget which set the tone for reducing fiscal deficit and an unexpected increase in the policy rate to rein in inflation has convinced the markets and economists that India is on its way to having a robust economic growth. Industrial output also continued to grow at a fast pace in January as companies produced more cars
Harris James Associates Portfolio Optimization and Management
In finance, diversification means reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. If the asset values do not move up and down in perfect synchrony, a diversified portfolio will have less risk than the weighted average risk of its constituent assets, and often less risk than the least risky of its constituents.[1]. Therefore, any risk-averse investor will diversify to at least some extent, with more risk-averse investors diversifying more