Last summer saw the debut of the biggest roller coaster in history, the Top Thrill Dragster of Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Reaching a height of 420', it gives riders the feel of falling off a 42-story building. Robert Daniels, IALD, principal of the Miami firm Brilliant Lighting Design, faced the challenge of not only lighting a very tall tower but also creating interest in the loading area. “I also wanted to use light to show the effect of speed upon the riders,” he says. Working with ...

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