City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX LED dimmers used in award-winning project

The theatre’s ceiling feature was recently awarded a citation at the 2018 IESNYC Lumen Awards for its unique, three-dimensional effects that capture the look of the Utah night sky.

City Theatrical announces that QolorFLEX 4×2.5A Dimmers are providing the dimming control for the award-winning starry sky ceiling feature at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, a Broadway-style urban performing arts center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theatre’s ceiling feature was recently awarded a citation at the 2018 IESNYC Lumen Awards for its unique, three-dimensional effects that capture the look of the Utah night sky.

“City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX 4×2.5A Dimmers were our choice for Eccles Theater’s starry sky feature lighting for some important reasons,” said Francesca Bettridge, Principal of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD) and lighting design lead for the project. “The dimmers have the best dimming range for a low voltage DC product, there are lots of options for setting curve and dimming cycle rates, and we had great support from City Theatrical throughout the project – so necessary for a successful project.”

The QolorFLEX 4×2.5A Dimmers are installed at 120 feet above the ground across 78 metal frames in the theatre’s ceiling. They are set up in nine different dimmable zones to allow for random control and cross-fading of the hundreds of tiny, star-like, low voltage LED lights, which are installed as two-layered LED strings over the same metal frames in the ceiling.

This complex dimming scheme relies on a total of 78 QolorFLEX 4×2.5A Dimmers. It offers visiting lighting designers a variety of effects based on each dimmer’s unique starting DMX address, to deliver the desired control they need to create organic-looking effects.

Architects for this project include Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and HKS Architects, Inc. The project’s lighting control package was provided and installed by Oasis Stage Werks.

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