Entrepreneur Siddharth Patel approached Johannesburg based lighting sales and installation specialist DWR to make his new Fire & Ice Night Club, in the heart of Ndola, Zambia’s third largest city, the most cutting-edge venue possible.
The Fire & Ice Night Club occupies the site of a former News Café franchise outlet. The property has been completely gutted and restyled with a contemporary and chic décor. DWR project manager JP Vernon chose to install Anolis Arc Source 4 MC luminaires to provide mood lighting.
The 28 x ArcSource 4 MCs are installed above the bar, DJ booth and VIP area at the back of the space, functioning as striking down-lighters and greatly enhance the ambience of the lively 200 capacity venue.
This is the first Anolis installation in Zambia and right now the Fire & Ice Bar is enjoying the novelty of being a unique concept in Ndola, and arguably also among the first bars in the country with a lighting scheme at the heart of the installation.
“It was really interesting working with Siddarth,” says Vernon. “He wanted this to be a stand-out destination, and while he could have chosen other options for less money, he chose excellent products for reliability and longevity, together with a control that could be easily operated by bar managers, and didn’t need a technician on site to turn on and off.
“The kit is durable and tough as well as looking great,” states JP, “and for a scenario like this, a relatively cozy space, 28 fixtures can really transform the whole room.”
In addition to the Anolis fixtures, DWR also supplied LED strips in the roof and along the bar and LED video panels to clad the front of the bar. Control is via a Nicolaudie NICSTICK-DE3.