SoBar, so good. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008 17:01

The SoBar Nightclub, at Sydney Australia's lower north shore Cremorne Hotel, has recently been transformed and reinvented with a AUD $2M fit out by Design Innovators - SJB.

DJW Projects were contracted to undertake the sophisticated audio and lighting install, emphasising their own philosophy of "total integration of all systems." Dave Croxon, DJW's MD, commented "One of the key issues we had to undertake was selecting a dimming and control system that was easy to use, provide enough useful features and was rock solid and reliable. After evaluating a number of commercially available systems, we chose the LSC EKO wall mount dimmers and e-PLATE wall controllers."


Dave continued "I was attracted to the EKO dimmer by the immediate support provided through the integrated touch screen on the front panel. No matter what else was happening in a commercial installation, if there is a problem somewhere, the touch screen lets you go straight to the dimmer and set a channel to 100% so the client has some lights on and the venue continues to operate."


Another key feature that Croxon liked was the separate install frame of the EKO dimmer that allowed him to connect all lighting circuits to the terminals on the frame and test continuity without the actual dimmer being present. Prior to official opening, the dimmers were then connected to the install frames and final commissioning commenced, thus not exposing the dimmer internals and electronics to dust, paint and other particles that play havoc with sensitive equipment during the construction phase.


Dave concluded "When integrated with LSC's e-PLATE remote wall controllers, we have provided SoBar with a very simple to use and highly reliable Lighting solution. It was so successful we now have chosen LSC EKO dimmers for a number of our new projects."

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