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
Wine Tasting in a New Light
A new way to experience wine Pulsar are proud to have helped once again with the annual E-luminate festival in Cambridge. Taking place at the popular Hotel du Vin restaurant, the E-luminate wine tasting event is a uniquely colourful experience. Visitors sample different wines, each with a complimentary lighting scheme. Pulsar’s Snowy Johnson programmed the fixtures for the event. The lights are configured remotely via RDM and using a Pharos system to intelligently pick or play back preset looks. Our Luxeos 18 floodlights provided illumination for the event, complete with version 2.0 electronics… More information on that coming soon! The E-Luminate festival is packed with fantastic installations and events and takes place until the 14th February. To find out more about the festival and the events taking place over the next few days, follow the link
Mallaig Marina – Lighting a Cliff Face
Mallaig Marina In mid 2016, a client contacted Pulsar to help solve some problems with an installation in a remote location. A challenging installation A year earlier, the client had purchased 29x 30W RGBW floodlights to illuminate an 80m long rock face at the Mallaig Marina on the west coast of the Highlands in Scotland. The lights were to provide an eye-catching view for boats and ferries passing/entering the marina. Sadly however, one-by-one the units started to fail. Unable to resolve the problems with these lights, the client needed a quick and robust solution. The project proved to be challenging; firstly, the harsh extremities of the marine environment and climate called for a very robust fixture. Additionally, the natural rock face varied in heights from 5-8m in places, and so we could only position luminaires at varying distances of between 0.5m and 2m away from the rock face. We also needed to consider the numerous LED streetlights
Pulsar Knowledge – What is Colour Temperature?
Pulsar Knowledge - Colour Temperature Series Pt. 1 What is Colour Temperature? Colour temperature is a way to measure the colour of the colour of white light. But wait, isn’t white light just one colour? The short answer is no. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton showed that white light is a combination of many different colours. Later, Max Planck, another physicist, showed that the exact mix of those different colours is determined by temperature. White light comes in many different shades, from the warm glow of a fire or tungsten bulb to the cool clarity associated with daylight, or a laboratory. Here, temperature refers to how hot you’d have to heat up a material (this could be a filament) to create that specific colour of white light. Lower colour temperatures tend to be closer to amber, and higher colour temperatures become bluer. Why do we consider these colours to be white, rather than amber and blue? This is simply because these light sources still
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
Seef Mall – Sees the Light
Seef Mall was Bahrain's first mega-mall - opening in 1997 and quickly becoming the go-to place for locals and expats who were keen to experience the variety of international stores the mall had the pleasure of enticing to make their debuts in the country. Today, it still remains one of the most family-friendly shopping and entertainment destinations in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Ideally located in the Seef district, the mall expresses itself with distinctive architecture and bright open spaces, inviting visitors to explore all that is on offer in the 135,000 sqm venue. The mall caters for every need, with a classic selection of stores ranging from budget to high end, including 2 food courts incorporating numerous restaurants and cafe’s, health & beauty stores and 2 separate cinemas - because one cinema is just not enough. Working closely with one of our partners in the region - Elames Lighting BSC in Bahrain, Pulsar was selected to supply external lighting to illuminate the
4 Things to Understand About LED Optics
Optics are one of the most important elements of an LED luminaire. They shape, focus and mix the light created by the LED light sources into a shape, whether it’s a wide flood light, a narrow spot, or an elliptical wall grazer. Well-designed optics are also critical for getting the most efficient performance from a luminaire, and for mixing colours effectively.1. Luminaires often have more than one type of optics Many LED fixtures use both a primary and secondary optic. The primary optic is built in to the LED itself, and usually takes the form of a small dome on top of the device. This is designed to maximise the useful light output of the LED, and provides the basic beam shape of the fixture. Secondary optics, such as TIR lenses or reflectors, are then used to shape the light, typically making the beam narrower. Secondary optics are crucial for colour mixing luminaires, because they determine how well the colours mix. On Pulsar’s Luxeos range of products, a third optic is
Pulsar Launch Luxeos to the World!
Our day in London at the world-renowned Science Museum began early as the team arrived to install the fantastic new Luxeos range of fixtures ready to unveil to the world. With the Luxeos product family consisting of the Luxeos9, Luxeos18 and Luxeos36 flood lights in both variable colour options and variable white options along with the our very latest addition, the Luxeos Linear at 500+ lumens/300mm with a CRI of 90+ available in 300mm, 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm flicker free lengths, there was a lot see. To make the event even more exciting we collaborated with mycoocoon who were kind enough to bring a mycoocoon pod used in conjunction with reflexology and special treatments against tiredness, stress and other things related to modern life. Pharos also demonstrated their award winning intelligent lighting control solution which was associated with the @pulsarlightuk twitter account enabling anyone, anywhere to change the colour of the lighting at the event. The feedback from
Does lighting change our perception of wine?
e-Luminate 2017 saw the return of a fun and unusual experiment which first took place back in 2015. This fun experiment was to prove when it comes to drinking wine, would changing the lighting conditions influence our perception of wine? Guests had the pleasure of indulging in an evening of tasting a range of Greek wines, and sampling the delicious Greek food served by The Olive Grove on Regent Street, Cambridge where this intimate venue was perfect for the event. Matthew Boucher from Thirsty Cambridge, The Wine Store on Chesterton Road, pride themselves on carefully choosing great wines for their customers, with a fun and funky vibe. The remarkable lighting effects were achieved using products supplied by Pulsar Light of Cambridge, Pulsar were very pleased to be apart of this experiment which was part of eLuminate 2017. Find out more The Olive Grove -
Immerse yourself in mycoocoon – Series 2
Get mycoocoon mini immersion wall - Series 2 The first generation of mycoocoon mini immersion wall has been successfully launched in 2016. Featuring 6 lamps, mycoocoon mini immersion wall is the optimal solution for your house and your work space to connect and relax in an immersive atmosphere. ..The Series 2 is now available for pre-order.. mycoocoon benefits: Great for stress relief Stimulates energy Boost your well-being index Creates a sense of mindfulness Calms your mind, body and spirit Rebalances the energies of the body - mycoocoon colour technology into a portable design - Technical information - mycoocoon immersion mini wall - 65cmX45cmAdvanced controlled LED fixture featuring 6 high power pixels. Bio compatible lamps.WIFI connection. mycoocoon colour institute app including a catalogue of colour immersions. Find out more INSTAGRAM MYCOOCOON