Wireless Solution Sweden AB is now part of Sentosa, the popular island resort in Singapore which attracts millions of local and foreign visitors every year. Its most famous resident and visitor attraction - The Merlion - a 37-metre statue formed in the image of the fabled half-lion and half-fish guardian of Singapore recently got a makeover using W-DMXâ„¢ technology.
Sentosa Development Group, which manages the Sentosa Merlion Park had decided to look into enhancing the Merlion Park's environment with the use of creative outdoor lighting. Synergy AVL Pte Ltd, a Singapore based audio-visual and lighting system solutions company, was invited to propose a lighting solution for the island's statuesque icon. Synergy's project team, led by senior project engineer Chip Chong earnestly conducted a series of site surveys before deciding on which types of indoor and outdoor luminaires were best suited to fulfil the management's requirements.
To begin, Chip proposed to adapt outdoor wireless technology using W-DMXâ„¢ WhiteBox products made by Wireless Solution Sweden. The wireless setup uses one W-DMX WhiteBox Transmitter and five WhiteBox Receiver units. Not only does the use of wireless technology provide a cleaner look without any additional or exposed cables within the site, it also avoided any possibility of affecting the daily operations or serious damage to the Park from unnecessary cabling work being done. Synergy installed a PC base lighting control running on the Daslight Virtual Controller DMX512 software which allows the Park's AV team more freedom to programme and operate all DMX lighting luminaires installed in the Park.
With the different (indoor and outdoor) areas and themes in the Park, Synergy was very careful in choosing which luminaire was suitable to deliver the correct mood required for the different features in the Park. With its special water wave effect, ACME LED Wave units are installed along the bridge walkway from Sentosa resort to the Park to make the journey feel more like walking on water. Ten IP65 rated D.T.S. Delta 10 F RGBW LED colour changer wash lights are positioned around the Merlion to highlight the main exterior body of the Merlion. Additionally, six units of Novalight High-Ground 2000W moving-yoke fixtures are positioned in a line at the rear of the Merlion and programmed to shoot its powerful and bright moving beams up to the sky to complete its external lighting effects. For illumination inside the Merlion's eyes and mouth, Synergy installed Colorbeam LML-36 and CP-50 colour changer fixtures equipped with long life LED lamp technology to replace the previous light fittings which would often break down.
The new lighting solution designed and installed by Synergy AVL in Sentosa Merlion Park now offers a multi-visual environment and creates a more complete experience for the visitors. With good response from visitors about the Park's new ambience, this success enforces the high quality of solution designs which Synergy AVL can to deliver to their customers.
“We were very pleased to be a part of this project,” says Wireless Solution CEO Niclas Arvidsson, “Synergy is a great partner to us and they have a very creative vision and know how to handle delicate installations such as this. The results are wonderful.”
Wireless Solution Sweden is the world's leading manufacturer of Wireless lighting control equipment, now celebrating 100,000 units sold worldwide and over 35 OEM partners. Hailed for its reliability and ease of use, Wireless Solution's W-DMX range of products is the consistent choice for top professionals in the lighting industry and specified with perfect results in high-profile events and installations around the world. W-DMX is also hailed as the best wireless OEM solution. W-DMX has been used for lighting major events including the Youth Olympics in Singapore; Season of Light in Helsinki; 2010 Olympics in Vancouver; Times Square in New York City; the Nobel Prize Banquet; the Berlin Wall 20-year Anniversary; Eurovision Song Contest; and many more.
Photos: Courtesy of Synergy AVL.