Lately, Klik Systems has engaged in ‘Luminous’, the world’s largest interactive light installations opening in the new Darling Quarter precinct in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD).
Klik Systems provides LED systems for the large new digital art canvas to help this new precinct become Sydney’s most loved community hub.
The new Luminous at Darling Quarter will be a permanent platform solely for illuminated digital art – both animated and still. The ‘canvas’ extends over four levels of two campus-style buildings, covering 557 windows in total, and presenting a radiant digital façade spanning a distance of 150 metres.
On the Darling Quarter digital facade, each window of the buildings forms a ‘pixel’ in the canvas, lit with Klik Systems’ energy efficient LEDs, and seen from a distance they can form a coherent animated picture. A sophisticated colour palette is available, thanks to a white chip added to the usual RGB colours.
In addition, the system is also capable of integrating music: graphic synchronisation allows for sound-based designs to be projected onto the canvas, like a giant arty Karaoke.
Timber louver blinds across the 555 windows provide a solid background, and Klik’s linear LEDs running along the windowsills have been angled upwards with a 10-degree spreader lens, designed to create an indirect light source on the back surface of the blinds.
The entire project offsets almost all its energy use, thanks to photovoltaic panels on the roof of both Darling Quarter buildings, which provide power for the entire project.
Klik Systems have been supplying bespoke linear lights to architects and designers for over 25 years. Based in Eastern Creek, with international agents across the globe, Klik Systems are also joint sponsors of SPARC lighting design at the Museum of Modern Art, which runs 25 May-11 June as part of the VIVID Sydney 2012 festival.