From bespoke features to award-winning restorations; from the ice rink to the Recital Centre, we have had another busy year at Lightmoves.
We are so proud of our team, who have gone above and beyond to deliver unique solutions across lighting control, LED and theatre technology.
Here are just a few of our highlights for 2023!
Lightmoves was briefed to deliver an ‘elevated experience’ at Strato Melbourne by projecting an aerial view of Melbourne which would evoke a feeling of flying as guests exit the lift and approach the bar.
The high resolution, dynamic result exemplifies the power of lighting control and projection. The installation connects Strato to the surrounding cityscape, with scenery shifting in real-time according to the time of day and local weather.
Eight #Epson EV-115 projectors showcase sixteen possible scenes. Great care was taken by the technical team to align, geometrically map and blend output within limited spatial parameters.
Two Lightmoves’ projects were featured in the Melbourne Design Week exhibition Melbourne Now: Civic Architecture.
Lightmoves provided a lighting control system for the Geelong Library which enhanced the sustainability & functionality of its state-of-the-art design.
Lightmoves was also involved in the provision of lighting control for the ‘glowing cube’ annex added to the Town Hall during its comprehensive refurbishment. The lighting displays, programmed to commemorate community events, have been credited with visually uniting the community and adding a welcome element of surprise to the beloved space.
Open House Melbourne threw open the doors to Melbourne’s most intriguing buildings, featuring almost a dozen Lightmoves projects.
OHM 2023 featured several projects Lightmoves has been involved in, including Bunjil Place (left), Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, City Link (Control Room), Collingwood Yards (right), Federation Square, ACMI, NGV, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Capitol Theatre.
Lightmoves was proud to have been involved in lighting control for 5 winning & commended projects across 5 categories, announced at the Victorian NECA Awards in July.
- A stunning luxury home made ZELO Group a winner in the residential category.
- New state-of-the-art head office and laboratories for CSL Melbourne won Prime Electrical & Data Services the award under large commercial projects.
- Kane Constructions Pty Ltd HQ at 510 Church St led to a win for ODM Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd in Lighting Design & Construct.
- St. Germain, a stand-out mixed-use development on Toorak’s historic shopping strip, won LANEC Services Pty Ltd the award under medium commercial projects.
- Southern Cross Austereo‘s cutting-edge Southbank recording studio & offices won SKS Technologies a commendation in the small commercial category (pictured right).
The NECA Awards are the electrical and communications industry’s highest accolade, recognising outstanding achievements which represent excellence and professionalism.
The latest stage in a $355m redevelopment of Knox Westfield was revealed in November, crowned by a dynamic oculus feature illuminated by Lightmoves.
Initially conceptualised by Electrolight, the design was developed by Fredon in collaboration with the Scentre Group. Designers specified subtle, hourly colour-changing sequences inside the oculus, intended to simulate the circadian rhythm with effects such as sunrise, midday, dusk and sunset.
The lightmoves team supplied and commissioned sophisticated lighting control for the oculus that allows for finely tuned colour adjustment and energy saving measures, as well as integration with the wider network at Knox.
The combination of flexible lighting control and high-quality fixtures allowed Lightmoves to deliver a refined lighting feature. The oculus succeeds in distinguishing the new development without overwhelming visitors or detracting from the lived-experience of the space.
The Lightmoves team had a fantastic night out in Melbourne as a sponsor for the IESANZ Lighting Society Awards.
Our team was involved in lighting control for several project entrants, including –
- Prahran Arcade Facade (Glowing Structures)
- Victoria Park Lake (RHA Holdings)
- The Social Quarter Iconic Entry (ADP)
- The Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades (About Space Lighting)
- AAMI Park Sports Lighting (Aurecon)
- 17 Spring Street (ElectroLight)
- MCA Feature Lighting Upgrade (Aurecon)
- Melbourne University Student Precinct (Schuler Schook)
The team were pleased to support the entrants and witness some deserving wins, such as RHA Holdings’ ‘People’s Choice’ win for Victoria Park Lake (below), and commendations awarded to Aurecon (AAMI Park), Glowing Structures (Prahran Arcade) and Electrolight (17 Spring St).
We had a fantastic time celebrating the many achievements of the Victorian lighting community over 2023 and supporting the IES ANZ as sponsors for another year.
2023 saw an unforgettable Women’s World Cup hosted in Melbourne’s AAMI Park Stadium, where the Matilda’s drew in huge crowds for the semi-final match against England.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks unveiled a range of improvements to AAMI Park in the run up to the world cup.
Lightmoves provided power control and a PDTS touchscreen via EQUANS for the fantastic new curved videoboards, and created custom FIFA WWC-themed media for the roof.
Lightmoves was also instrumental in deploying controls for 320 new Philips Dynalite ArenaVision sport lights, ensuring compliancy to FIFA broadcast standards.
Fortress Sydney took over Fortress Melbourne as the largest video games and entertainment venue in the Southern Hemisphere.
Lightmoves was involved in lighting control for both projects, with Fortress Sydney being completed in April this year. Both are entertainment powerhouses packed with the latest technology and decked out with custom themed design elements.
In Sydney, Lightmoves was involved in the supply and commissioning of DALI-controlled fittings throughout the area, which can host 1000 patrons over 2 floors.
“Fortress is by nature, a hub for the tech-savvy”, CX Magazine reported. “Packed with myriad elite gaming PCs, peripherals and addressable lighting, the word ‘performance’ was on the lips of every supplier involved in the project.”
From the sci-fi themed bar to the Tavern, lighting control allows Fortress Sydney out-of-this-world flexibility and efficiency, supporting its entertainment and hospitality goals.