Martin completes Kuwait City cinema installation

Company installs LED lighting system in city's Avenues Cinema.
The LED lighting system consists of 68 Martin Stagebar 54 luminaires.
The LED lighting system consists of 68 Martin Stagebar 54 luminaires.


Martin Professional has completed the installation of a new LED lighting system in Kuwait City's Avenues Cinema.

The cinema, which is located in Avenues Mall, Kuwait's largest shopping centre, is a multiplex facility. The lighting system installed in the cinema's entrance lobby consists of 68 LED Stagebar 54 luminaires, which allow an infinite number of lighting schemes to be projected on to the lobby's walls.

"Initial plans called for the columns to be covered in coloured wallpaper, but of course if they wanted a change of colour the wallpaper would need to be changed, which wasn't very practical," explained Qader Mohiuddin of Martin Professional Middle East. "The deputy general manager of Tamdeen Shopping Centre Development Company Tareq Darwesh and the company's architect Ali Shiri expressed to us their desire for a dynamic lighting solution instead."

Cinema architect, Valode & Pistre, and lighting designer, VP Design, considered using Martin Exterior 200 or Martin Alien 02 luminaires but eventually decided on the Stagebar 54 array. The Stagebar 54 is a bright LED luminaire that functions as either a pixel bar or a wash luminaire for floodlighting surfaces. With five coloured diodes (Red, Green, Blue, Amber and White) instead of the usual three, the Stagebar 54 offers a broader range of colours.

A pair of Stagebar fixtures is located on each side of the front columns with one lighting fixture on each side of the back columns.

The Avenues Mall is being developed in four phases and upon completion in 2010 will be one of the largest malls in the world. Phase two is due for completion in early 2008.

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