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-DMX™ 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-DMX™ 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
10 Units of D.T.S. Delta 10 F RGBW LED IP65 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. Also products from ACME and Colorbeam was used in the installation.