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Winter Gardens dome lit in yellow, white and blue by Chroma powerline

Blackpool Winter Gardens

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens is one of Europe’s biggest entertainment complexes. The historic building, constructed in 1878, contains all kinds of venues, including an opera house, ballrooms, theatres and halls. The complex has hosted some of the world’s most famous performers and shows over it’s 140 year history.  An atrium beneath a large dome greets visitors to the Winter Gardens. In 2018, Pulsar provided lights to illuminate the dome for the annual Lightpool Festival - an architectural lighting even that runs alongside Blackpool’s iconic Illuminations. Lighting domes and arches comes with a specific set of challenges. Getting consistent, even illumination on a curved surface can be tricky. However, with the right products and know-how, it’s possible to get some stunning results. The dome is lit up using 24 of Pulsar’s Chroma PowerLine fixtures. The dome consists of 12 different segments, and two Chroma PowerLines light up each segment. The reason to pair up

RDM network with King Abdulaziz Center

What is RDM? – Remote Device Management

RDM (remote device management) is a protocol designed by a task group under the overview of the ESTA Technical Standards Program to enable two-way communication over DMX. It might sound complicated, but in practice it’s quite straightforward and can be an invaluable tool for lighting designers. Having two-way communication means that the lighting fixtures can send data back to the controller rather than just receiving commands.To use RDM, you just connect your DMX light fixtures and controllers as you normally would. The only difference is that to use RDM, both the controllers and light fixtures must be compatible. Once the system is connected, your controller will recognise the RDM fixtures connected to it and will give you access to several parameters that can be accessed from RDM (called PIDs). What these are varies depending on the fixture but there are certain PIDs that are standardised across different manufacturers. Find out useful information about a fixture

Pulsar at the Hotel Summit

The Hotel Summit   Held at the Radisson Blu hotel near Stansted Airport, the annual Hotel Summit sees attendance from hotel mangers, facilities managers and buyers. We brought our  experience of hotel facade lighting to the summit which was very well recieved by the attendees. Our sales team were kept busy with more than 15 meetings across the two day event. Pulsar Sales and Service Manager Mitesh Mistry attended the event. 'Over the course of the 2 days, we came away with a number of enquiries which we are actively pursuing and looking forward to working closely with some big brands!' Pulsar have decades of experience in lighting hotels around the world. From exterior lighting on large hotels like the Baku Hilton, Azerbaijan (pictured below) to luxurious interior lighting for the Shangri La hotel. (also pictured below)   We want to help to make your building look amazing   We can help to advise on the right approach to achieve your vision and fit

Pulsar Lights Pulsar

Pulsar UniBay Luminaires Installed at New Cambridge Factory   When we moved into our new building, one of the main challenges we faced was the lighting. The decrepit metal halide luminaires in the factory were only producing around 10 to 50 Lux - far from ideal. Putting in Pulsar UniBay luminaires, our LED high bays, has improved the light levels to over 300 lux, which is perfect for identifying small components. It also makes for far more comfortable and safer working conditions. The Pulsar UniBay is designed to produce over 15,000 lumens with high quality colour rendering. It's also designed to be easy to install in a wide range of different situations. To learn more about the UniBay, click the image below: At less than half the power, the UniBays provide substantial energy savings too, and are far better for the environment. If you'd like to visit Pulsar and see these lights in action, or to learn more about how Pulsar lights can benefit your business, please

Pulsar Highly Commended at Lux Awards

Lux Awards Intercontinental Hotel – O2 Arena – London   On the 16th November, we attended the Lux Awards at the stunning Intercontinental hotel, at the O2 Arena, London. Having been nominated for our work at Elgin Bridge in Scotland, we are honoured to have been ‘highly commended’ by the panel of judges at this year’s Lux Awards. The awards ceremony brought together lighting designers, manufacturers and intermediaries from across the UK, celebrating the best products and projects from across the United Kingdom. With the bridge having been a target of vandalism, Pulsar worked with the local authorities and installers to make the installation at Elgin Bridge a success. Key to the success was the recycling of damaged luminaires and repainted vandalised housings, using extra tough materials. This made the project a perfect fit for the ‘recycling’ category of the Lux Awards. Click here to read more about the project. We were bowled over by the sheer

Students Create Dramatic Lighting at Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle - Illuminating an Iconic Structure   Lighting Design students at the University of South Wales caused a stir on the 17th & 18th November, by illuminating the stunning exterior of Caerphilly Castle.   The exciting lighting display ran alongside CADW film nights, which take place at the castle annually.  The event provides a unique opportunity for students of the university to plan and execute a large-scale lighting project. The brief from CADW was to create a gothic feel with lots of imagery, and a focus on the colour red. To achieve this, the students planned to light the front of the castle in red, and to use custom gobos, and specific lighting states, to complement each film. The students used a range of lighting equipment to bring this vision to life, including Pulsar ChromaStrip 25 linear fixtures. Lighting student Josh Hill described the approach taken by the team. ‘Each film had its own state with unique colours to accent the text. We

Pulsar Nominated in Lux Awards 2017

Lux Awards We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a Lux Award, for our work on refurbishing luminaires for Landshut Bridge in Elgin, Scotland. The prestigious Lux Awards take place at the annual Lux Live event in London on the 16th of November. The awards celebrate the very best new products and projects. They also reward innovation and thinking outside the box.     Landshut Bridge - Elgin   Landshut Bridge is an iconic feature of the town of Elgin. Mark Trainor Hayes of Audio Northwest specified Pulsar fixtures, for the reliability of the iconic ChromaRange. However, the Landshut Bridge was plunged into darkness recently due to a series of “mindless” acts of vandalism. Graffiti and damage to the electrical system and fixtures meant that something had to be done. The local authority, concerned that this may happen again, asked Pulsar to create a custom vandal proof solution. Pulsar identified a protective material for the

Pulsar Light of Cambridge Luxeos

Pulsar becomes Luxeos Luminaires Ltd

What We Are Doing
: PulsarTM is making a few changes; our new name is Luxeos Luminaires Ltd. This reflects the passion and drive we have for the new Luxeos range of products and services. We recently won the largest contract in the company’s 45-year history; and it is all Luxeos products. We’ll definitely be sharing pictures and news once it’s completed. You can still call us Pulsar, the same company you have known for so many years. It’s just run by a new legal entity, which is Luxeos Luminaires Ltd. Who We (Still) Are
: For our customers, very little changes. You have direct access to the same fantastic management team and employees, we use the same best-in-class suppliers, and we have the same unbridled enthusiasm and passion you have come to expect from all of us at PulsarTM  over the decades. Where: We are proud to be a British based manufacturer, a big part of our 45 year heritage. In the last three years we have increased our purchases

The Restless Temple in constant motion

Penny Saunders' 'Restless Temple' is a sculpture designed to be in constant motion. Made up of fourteen hollow cedar columns with cores of tensioned steel, counterweighted by concrete weights and connected by an articulated framework, Restless Temple has been in development for almost fifteen years. In Saunders' own words, Restless is about 'flexibility in the face of the mighty forces of Nature', and sways freely in winds of up to 60mph. Rather than treating Restless Temple as a 'building' and using traditional uplighting on the exterior of the columns, Penny requested that I light the inner space of Restless, to create a sense of depth within the interior. Given its position at the top of a windy hill at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, it was also vital that the lighting was able to withstand the elements. I designed a scheme that lit both the Temple and the mechanism beneath it using 17 watt, 3,000K LED spotlights with a 45 degree beam angle. In the upper section, four

Pulsar Wins Again

PULSAR WINS AGAIN LUXEOS Range Selected for Iconic Building Our Luxeos Range Outshines the Competition Pulsar Luxeos Range has been selected to illuminate one of the world’s newest, and most technologically advanced buildings. This iconic cultural complex is in one of the harshest environments for luminaires (hot, dusty and corrosive) - all conditions Pulsar products are renowned for withstanding. The centre took 10 years of innovative construction to complete, is over 1 million square feet, and required the most up to date Architectural Lighting solution for its unique and beautiful façade. Pulsar is proud to be part of this highly advanced project and integrating advanced communication, controls and system monitoring to illuminate the buildings with the best in Architectural lighting in the world: Luxeos. The Luxeos range is the latest in Pulsar's Architectural range, supplying superior brightness, Variable White and Vivid Colour along with