Dbar venue overhauls lighting with ADJ
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
mexicoDbar is well-established as a gathering place in Villahermosa, the capital city of Tabasco State
Mexico - A popular nightlife venue in Mexico has undergone a complete internal transformation ready for its 2020 season. This included the installation of a totally new lighting system comprised exclusively of ADJ fixtures including Vizi Beam RXONE and Vizi Q Wash7 moving heads alongside Sweeper Beam Quad LED motorized battens and Saber Spot RGBW LED pinspots.
Located in Villahermosa, the capital city of Tabasco State in southeast Mexico, Dbar is well-established as a gathering place for the area’s elite. With a top 40 music policy, the venue attracts a client base predominantly in the 21 to 40 age demographic who dress to impress and come to let their hair down. Offering premium drinks and bottle service to a upmarket crowd, it is essential that the venue’s décor sets the right tone, which is why the management completely overhauled the interior space ahead of the 2020 season.
The concept for the new design was created by award-winning architect Filipao Nuñez, who used striking lines and curves, combined with plush furnishings, to create a luxurious and modern space. The scale of the 800-capacity venue is accentuated through the extensive use of mirrored walls, while a feature bar fills one size of the rectangular main room and the DJ booth takes pride of place at the far end of the space.
Adimsa, a company with an impressive track record of providing innovative lighting installations in nightclubs and lounges throughout Mexico, was brought in to supply and install all of the lighting for the project. The company’s director general, Edson Rivera, served as the conceptual lighting designer, while Lili Tamez used AutoCAD and DIALux software to create the technical designs for the installation.
A long term ADJ customer, Edson has extensive experience of using the company’s fixtures to create impressive lighting installations. “For this project we chose ADJ lighting for its versatility and because the quality of the light optics are appropriate for this club because of the size,” explains Edson. “We also like the great functions that are offered by ADJ lighting, as well as the reliability of the fixtures and the good customer support we receive from Abraham [Levit, director general, ADJ Mexico] and his team.”
To create mid-air beam effects in the large space, Edson selected ADJ’s extremely popular Vizi Beam RXONE fixtures. 10 of these units are mounted in pairs running the length of the space, with another pair positioned above the DJ booth.
Adding another effect to Dbar’s lightshow, Edson and his team have also installed 12 of ADJ’s Sweeper Beam Quad LED fixtures throughout the space.
The mid-air effects created by the Vizi Beam RXONE and Sweeper Beam Quad LED fixtures are complemented by color washes generated by 16 of ADJ’s Vizi Q Wash7 moving heads.
As a lounge/club, Dbar MX is filled with comfortable seating and booth space. To incorporate this key element of the venue into the lighting design, Edson utilized 50 of ADJ’s Saber Spot RGBW LED pinspot fixtures to individually spotlight each of the tables in the room.
Six of ADJ’s UV COB Cannon fixtures complete the lighting system, filling the space with a blanket covering of UV light.
The Adimsa team have also used a pair of ADJ D6 Branch signal splitters / amplifiers to distribute the DMX control signal throughout the venue.
In addition to the 100 ADJ fixtures, Edson and his team have also integrated a large number of individual LED pixels and neon-style LED strips into the venue’s walls and ceiling.

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