Lighting Shields Street, Cairns QLD (2/12/16)


Shields Street City Centre redevelopment, Cairns – Lighting

Entertainment Technology Australia are very proud to announce their involvement as a major lighting and technical services supplier for the redevelopment of Shields Street in Cairns, Queensland.

When complete, the redevelopment will cover the entire city strip of Cairns centre, from the top of Shields Street to the Esplanade – approximately 1km. Stage 1 of 3 has now been completed and hosts 150m+ of local aboriginal art, native plants, projections and LED lighting.

The city centre is brought to life each evening with a theatrical lighting show lead by the SGM G-Spot. There are 14 G-Spots in the Stage 1 design, each hung atop 10m permanent rigging poles spread throughout the space. The moving LED spots are used to search the grounds projecting vivid colours across the street, people, trees and surrounding buildings. The gobo module has also been utilised by local Cairns artists, who have developed custom patterns for the G-Spot to project.

Considering the cyclone prone, extreme humidity, heat and rain common to the Cairns region, all of the lighting fixtures used in this project required a minimum IP65 weather rating. The SGM G-Spot is the only IP rated moving head light in the world, and what a perfect application to utilise it. The G-Spots will be exposed to the elements 24/7 without any protection from the bulky and disruptive ‘weather dome’ commonly used by other brands.

To ensure the success of this redevelopment, ETA provided technical lighting support and services alongside the design team from the very early stages of this project. ETA will continue to provide support to the installation team as the project develops. The team at ETA are all very excited to see what follows in 2017!

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