RGB LED LightBoxes / Light Wall Project
Location: Lewisham Shopping Centre SE13 7HB, London UK
Lead time: From enquiry to installation: 3months.
Completed: April 2010
Design, Supply & Instal of LED Display Lighting Equipment:
• All LED Lighting Hardware supplied.
• 40meters of Colour Changing RGB Light Wall Panels
• LED DMX Light Dimming: 128 DMX Mini 3 Channel RGB
• LED Power: 1500W, 12VDC Switch Mode Power Supplies.
• LED Light Source: 128no 8mm x 285mm SMD Edge Lighting RGB LED Bars
• LED Light Control: 1no KU1 PC-DMX Master
Controller Wall Pad Controller
• DMX Light Programming:
> Job proposal & 3D render (see right) >
> 12no Custom Designed DMX Light Programmes, time activated 7/365.
• DMX Wiring Hardware: 1no DMX Splitter
• LED & DMX Cabling:
> 2 wire types for power. Cat 5 for DMX signal. 300metres of
• Other: Enclosures and about 800no 3M Scotchlok Connectors.
This customer, one of the UK’s major sign manufacturers approached MegaLED Ltd
to design specify and install a colour changing LED light wall for a London based
shopping centre. The job was conceived to revamp the longest entrance wall into
Lewisham shopping centre. The project took about 7days to plan in total covering
design and ordering of parts DMX LED Lighting Controllers, enclosures, general project management.
3days 10hour days to complete the installation, light programming
and final testing.
The result was an absolutely brilliant high impact colour changing light wall, some
128lightboxes 300mm x 300mm of size where installed into an ACM (aluminium
composite material / wall cladding ) and placed behind a high output OPAL
polycarbonate diffuser. The lighting system was a variation on our flat panel
RGB lighting system. The design delivered an individually addressable, seamlessly
animated light wall spanning 40metres in length.
LED Installation "Challenge"
Considering MegaLED engineers specified, supplied and installed all the lighting kit:
PSU's, RGB lighting bars, LED Drivers and Controllers, the only real lighting challenge
was working out the wiring so we could instal fast, in a hassle-free, tool-free way.
To do this we modified our DMX mini cards, removing the connection block terminals
with flying leads then, taking into account different gauge wires source suitable
3M IDC connectors. We completed the installation rapidly, using a
power-rail wiring approach to power all 128no DMX Mini driver cards.
Above: Finished Installation
Below: Animated Render