The Soyuz carrier rocket, the main exhibit of the Samara City Cosmic Museum and Exhibition Center, can now be seen from space, on earth. At the initiative of the veterans of the space industry, the site was revamped with architectural lighting, which debuted this October.
The aim of the new installation was to simulate a rocket launch to its visitors, using lighting and special effects. To deliver control signal and create the effects, the launch specialists on-site turned to Russian lighting distributor IMLIGHT, and W-DMX™’s exclusive distributor in the country. “We used a two wireless TX/RX units WhiteBox F-1 G5, at a total distance of 50 meters“, said Vitaly Balandin, Lighting Sales Manager for IMLGHT. “The system worked flawlessly from the start! These boxes fit perfectly here thanks to its IP66 rating, large transmission distance and high reliable technology of data delivering” added Vitaly.
The 20-ton monument has three lighting moods: daily, night static and weekend mode (static and dynamics with special effects). The rocket is illuminated with static light with dynamic effects of smooth colour overflow from the nozzle to the top. Night static mode works from 23:00 to 5:00. Weekend mode (also works on holidays with the onset of twilight until 23:00) provides for dynamic lighting with audio.
“W-DMX™ gets involved with fantastic projects in Russia thanks to IMLIGHT“, says David Ferraz, International Business Development Manager for Wireless Solution. “Just last year the company helped connecting St. Petersburg Cathedral with Micro transceivers. We are immensely proud to be working with such a great distributor“, added Ferraz. The Moscow based company represents lighting brands like ETC, Claypaky, Madrix, Robert Juliat, among others.