Spectrum of the Seas sets sail with Elation
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
spectrum-of-the-seaspooldeckSpectrum of the Seas features a wide range of amenities
China - Elation has been providing lighting solutions for Royal Caribbean International cruise ships since the first Oasis class ship launched in 2009. That trend continues with Royal Caribbean’s latest luxury cruise liner, Spectrum of the Seas.
Custom-built for the Chinese market and accommodating 4,246 guests, Spectrum of the Seas set sail from Shanghai in June as the largest cruise ship in Asia. Similar to Royal Caribbean’s previously launched Quantum class ships, Spectrum of the Seas features first-at-sea amenities including Sky Pad, a bungee trampoline experience, and two-level family suites with an in-room slide.
Built at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard, Amptown System Company (ASC) served as system integrator for sound, light, video, projection, media control and networking of media technology for the entertainment areas of the ship, working closely with the Royal Caribbean architects and technical team under the leadership of Royal Caribbean’s Superintendent SLVR & Architectural Lighting, Christopher Vlassopulos. Vlassopulos co-ordinated the design and specification for all the entertainment equipment in all three Quantum class ships’ public spaces, including the entertainment lighting systems, and served the same role on Spectrum of the Seas.
Spectrum of the Seas is an environmentally friendly smartship with energy-efficient entertainment lighting systems. She boasts a similar lighting package template as the Quantum class ships although with some updates and changes. “To keep up with the evolution of LED fixtures, the newest and most advanced technology has to be picked,” explains Malte Polli-Holstein, vice-president maritime business at ASC. “Therefore, with each new ship we strive for cutting-edge technology when it comes to LED and moving lights.”
Elation lighting is used to visually enhance many of the ship’s main entertainment and relaxation areas. Elation lighting features in the ship’s Music Hall, a two-story multi-use entertainment space where guests can enjoy a range of activities and live performances.
Accommodating around 400 guests, an Elation rig of Platinum Spot III and Platinum SEVEN LED moving heads, along with Colour Chorus 24 LED battens and Protron 3K LED strobes, is capable of accommodating any event. In Two70, the ship’s multifunctional multi-story entertainment space, ASC has upgraded the lighting of the signature Vistarama - 270° panoramic windows that transform into a huge projection surface - from ELAR Quad Bars to SixBar 500 LED battens.
In the Royal Esplanade, a multi-level thoroughfare lined with boutiques, clubs, restaurants and bars that runs along the length of the ship, Platinum Spot III and Fuze Wash Z350 LED moving heads in discreet white housings provide mood lighting effects and are used each night for shows and special events. Meanwhile, in the Bionic Bar, where robotic bartenders mix drinks, Pixel Bar LED strip lights adorn the space in decorative colour.
In one of the ship’s more popular active areas, SeaPlex, a multipurpose sports and entertainment space used every hour of the day, Elation Fuze Wash Z350 and Platinum Spot LED Pro III moving heads provide colour and pattern for both sporting and entertainment events
Specialty architectural effect lighting has been incorporated into several of the ship’s outdoor areas including the pool, crew and sports decks where Elation marine-grade SixPar series LED Par fixtures, immune to salt water, heat and humidity, not to mention the cleaning crew’s hose, light up the decks in the evening hours in vibrant colour.
(Jim Evans)

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