Architect Karel Janća decided on a fresh and vibrant approach when he was asked to design a completely new interior scheme for the Duel Sports Bar in the town of Zubri, Czech Republic.
An Anolis LED lighting scheme is an integral part of the new look and feel for the popular bar and eatery, owned by local entrepreneur Rene Doricak and frequented by sports enthusiasts and a lively young crowd from the local area.
Duel is adjacent to a busy sports hall run by the city of Zubri, located in-between two bustling Moravian towns - the historically significant and beautiful Rožnov pod Radhoštěm and the buzzing commercial centre of Valašskeziříčí.
Janća approached Anolis's Czech & Slovak Republic sales manager Petr Kolmačka, and together they discussed the best possible LED lighting solution.
Janća wanted to use power-efficient "green" lighting to add zest, energy and fun to his newly created interior, which includes zingy colours like lime green, white and yellow with natural wood finishes, topped off with an eye-catching steel architectural feature in the centre of the space.
He also wanted the lighting to help capture the excitement and vibe of sports events featured on the big screens in Duel, and to compliment the natural light which streams in through the windows running all down one side of the long strip-like space, and the artificial light entering from the windows the other side, which directly overlooks the sports hall.
He was recommended to Anolis - apart from it being a local company - as one of the most reliable and cost-effective LED brands on the market.
Above the bar is a frosted Perspex light box which contains 10 Anolis ArcLinks, and the bar itself contains another 10 ArcLinks. The bottle shelves at the back of the bar are up-lit with 12 ArcLinks - which is a very versatile fixture in the Anolis range that can be fitted into just about anywhere ... with an extremely bright output.
At the top of the entrance stairs - Duel is on the first floor of the building - illuminating a lightwall feature is a single Anolis ArcLine 36 RGB Optic fixture with 25 degree lenses. This is so bright and effective that one unit is perfect for the application. An Anolis ArcPower 36 is supplied for control.
The quality of the LED lighting brings a real sense of style and elegance. It has been such a great hit with the owner and Duel's clients that a second phase of lighting is now planned to highlight the steel sculpture.
Petr Kolmačka comments, "It's the first use of Anolis in a bar venue in the region, and is very different from anything else, consequently, the lighting is having a huge impact and really making people talk."
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