First Astera NYX Bulb installation in Australia
Friday, 6 August 2021
astera-one22-canberra-59The venue is lit with 60 NYX Bulbs plus LED strips (photo: Darren Russell)
Australia - The first Astera NYX Bulb installation in Australia has been completed by Elite Event Technology at One22, a new music-driven bar and night entertainment concept in a reimagined space that has long served night and party people in Canberra.
Owned by the same team who also run the popular Fiction Club and Fact Bar, ACT’s largest club, One22’s new lighting design includes 60 x Astera NYX bulbs in an individually mapped ceiling art piece.
EET’s Darren Russell was invited to create a fresh new lighting look to match the eye-catching raw industrial chic of One22’s interior design, and integral to this is the NYX bulb roof installation.
“The client wanted to be able to change the mood and dynamic of the venue instantly and drastically but without having any roof trusses full of lighting and rigging,” explained Darren.
Having invested steadily in Astera products over the last year – all supplied by Australian & New Zealand distributor, ULA Group – Darren had been keen to use the NYX bulb since its launch mid-2020.
The entire 400sq.m venue is lit with the 60 x NYX Bulbs plus LED strips which accentuate the walls, coves, and other architectural detail.
The Sydney Building in which One22 is housed is heritage listed and one of Canberra’s original landmarks. It has exposed timber roof trusses which are already striking looking, so 60 individual E27 thread lamp bases of varying lengths have been installed and secured from these, each fitted with a NYX Bulb and a different – random – retro-styled shade.
The NYX Bulbs are controlled via a ChamSys MagicQ PC with data fed to the bulbs via a Lumen Radio wireless network. The club has an iPad in an iPort ‘ruggedised’ induction charging case which is running on a dedicated enterprise-class mesh Wi-Fi network also installed by EET.
The ChamSys remote app on the iPad is used to access pre-programmed pages so the duty manager can select a variety of different lighting looks and effects to suit the mood and the music of the moment.
“NYX Bulb was a perfect solution in this scenario,” stated Darren, “providing enough flexibility and control to create great effects without having to fill the roof with trussing and theatrical style luminaires.”

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