Project involved designing and making custom LED light source for illumination of irregular blown glass designs. Made in UK, installed in Italy all within 2 weeks. More technical details to follow. Concept by Christopher Jenner, below.
Urbem: Latin for City
An 8-piece collection of lighting inspired by 19th century Milanese street lights. The late 19th century was a uniquely transformative time for Italian craft and design. An era of glorious collaboration where traditional techniques met technological challenges head on. The result: the many iconic designs we love today. Urbem is informed by the values of this era yet is fundamentally an expression of our present. Ambitious, organic, crafted.
Is an analogy for change. Italy is at a 21st century junction. Profound global and technological changes are challenging it’s sense of identity. Deeply connected with their heritage, Italians and Italian design must look back from within. Reviving the peerless creativity of their past is a pathway to answering in their future. The Cloud is a simulated electric storm, a meditation on the restless drive of change. It hails a return to ambitious craft and the globally cherished notion of Italian creativity.
Project involved designing, manufacturing and installing 8 slablights to create extreme amounts of light and life for a basement appartment in Highgate Hill, London. Also, specifying and wiring LED light control system which was then integrated into Lutron Home Automation system.
Project involved designing switch-automated illumination system providing customer wayfinding to ticket terminal desks.
Project involved specification and build of control box. Installing 25 metres of RGBW linear LED strip across four ceiling beams. Developing custom programme and new version of AM2: providing RGBW 4 channel control, colour mixing and stand alone sequencing. Dimming cards used AM2-RGBW (control) and DMX9 (output).
Complete LED Lighting design installation comprising design of unique LED hardware, bath lights, cove lighting and powerled backlighters. Development and production of Super warm white ‘gold’ flexible LED strip. Specification and build of complete DMX light control system integrated into Lutron HAS Home Automation System.
Project included the design, specification and installation of RGB LED strips. Hardware used: DMX mini light controllers and Stick KE1. Other services included light programming of illuminated animated LED wall.Read more
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 Controllers
• 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 KE1 PC-DMX Master Controller Wall Pad Controller
• DMX Light Programming:
> Job proposal & 3D render
> 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 cable used.
• 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 parallel power-rail wiring approach to power all 128no DMX Mini driver cards.
Project involved designing and installing custom Vespa LED light source, building custom LED control box, programming selection of lighting sequences and completing all onsite LED wiring.
Project involved producing prototype DMX control and driving system for voltage driven LED’s (strip modules inside a sign) programming the hardware with a selection of lighting effects. Getting approval on the lighting programmes then converting DMX data and embedding it into MegaLED’s Anologue Multi 0-10v LED control card saving the expense of DMX hardware and giving the client an elegant and easy to operate solution.
“MegaLED opens new SIGN concession showroom space in heart of London”. Not exactly, but almost!
MegaLED supplied and installed 4 edge lit signs for Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture at a concession in Harrods.
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The electronics supplied by MegaLED where used on the top floor of the building (or ‘The Marquee’ as Dreambox named it) and used to scroll text around the building. Inspired by the Times Square stock tickers, the marquee turns each window on the 15th floor into a single giant letter made up of 35 pixels (5 across and 7 down). Using custom cut sheets of thick PVC, Dreambox created jigsaw pieces that could be assembled into a unit consisting of series of small boxes (7 down and 5 across), they then installed a small strip of white LEDs into each box and these were wired into DMX75 controlling circuitry that turns each pixel on or off.Read more
Supply of LED Display Lighting Equipment:
• DMX75-75 Systems.
The electronics supplied by MegaLED where used on the top floor of the building (or ‘The Marquee’ as Dreambox named it) and used to scroll text around the building. Inspired by the Times Square stock tickers, the marquee turns each window on the 15th floor into a single giant letter made up of 35 pixels (5 across and 7 down). Using custom cut sheets of thick PVC, Dreambox created jigsaw pieces that could be assembled into a unit consisting of series of small boxes (7 down and 5 across), they then installed a small strip of white LEDs into each box and these were wired into DMX75 controlling circuitry that turns each pixel on or off. The units, of which there are 30 in total, are the exact size of a window in Liberty Hall and slot nicely into the window frame. They are designed to be plug-and-play so that they can be put up and taken down every night if needs be, so as not to interfere with the working environment during the day.
Sound & Music
Due to the small number of pixels it was felt that the addition of audio to the project would enable far more creativity. For example, through the use of sound two dots on the screen could be transformed into people having a conversation.
The sound was broadcast on FM radio (94.3MHz) in the vicinity of the building. The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland awarded us temporary radio licenses. Dreambox worked with Irish Music Rights Organisation to secure the appropriate permissions so that people could use their favourite music from their libraries when creating animations. Although it was possible to use copyrighted music, many people created their own. Many also made custom sound effects that brought the low-resolution display to life; for example, the monster who gulps a soft drink from a can then lets out an enormous burp!
Notably, world famous dance-band “UNDERWORLD” filmed their new music video on the “Playhouse” building.
Design, supply and installation of Whitechapel Art Gallery 3D shapes complete with sign lighting modules inside. Initially prototyped using custom LED circuits by MegaLED with nichia sign lighting modules.
Project involved supply of RGB LED strip, specification of light control system. wiring of RGB lights, completion of programming sequences, installation and testing for WiFi control using Stick DE3 and DMX9. Lights operational by controller Stick KE3 wirelesses command via PC, Android, Apple iPad or iPhone.
MegaLED was approached at very short notice to supply a LED Light Control system to power and colour change a few special LED-edge lit or light guide “neon tubes” for The Pixel Addicts (now known as “Immersive”).
The project used our flagship constant current DMX75 PowerLED stack system, we delivered 125channels of light (used 123 channels, driving 41 RGB Clusters). The DMX LED Control system was custom built as we did custom output driving currents for 130mA mid-power-range leds from OSRAM which illuminated some solid PMMA Light Guides or “Neon Tubes”.Read more
The project also featured a backdrop of RGB LED Pixels crafted and specified by one of IMMERSIVE’s technical lighting friends.
Asides MegaLED’s LED lighting control, what you’re seeing here (in the video’s) is IMMERSIVE’S amazingly radical talent to have images projected onto “mapped” surfaces, therefore with lighting and video we can create all sorts of fast moving Display & Video effects.
All in all just another brick in our LED project portfolio. Good job people!
FYI: Pixel Addicts / Immersives media server costs a cool 10K+,
it does amazing things and can interface with almost anything.
Superbright RGB Built-up LED illuminated Letters
Project involved supplying IP65 waterproof RGB led strip cut to linear lengths of each letter perimeter and specifying, building and supplying RF Control System for wireless remote control of 3 fascia signs, including main “Kelly’s” sign which are built up letters over 1metre tall!