United Visual Artists Ltd (UVA) were commissioned by Covent Garden to create a responsive installation as part of their Delight Christmas campaign this year. “Constellation“ is a light-based sculptural intervention which has been designed especially for the Covent Garden Market Halls.

TarmLED GmbH & Co. KG supplied a total of 578 2m long, double-sided, LED-strips, and 37 DPDUs (Data Power Distribution Units), to power the installation. TarmLED’s engineers developed double-sided, video-compatible LED-strips based on the TarmLED Strip 25-modules. The LED strips were incorporated into polycarbonate tubes coated with a semitransparent reflective film, in accordance with UVA's design. Together with customized TarmLED DPDUs, the tubes are allowed to hang elegantly in the space, as the DPDUs allow for cable runs of a maximum 20m from the fixture, using a single CAT5e cable carrying data and power to each fixture. The 25mm pixel spacing of the TarmLED strips and UVAs regular grid layout of the tubes provide a 3D display of geometric patterns and effects. The system is entirely driven by UVA's d3 production system.

1,156 2m strips of TarmLED Strip 25
37 TarmLED DPDUs customised for UVA
37 Enttec Datagate
40 Chromaflood 200
24 SGM Palco 3
11.8km CAT5e cable
1.2km polycarbonate tube
135m” semi-translucent mirror silver film
1.4km steel wire
92.480 LEDs
138,720 channels of DMX
1 d3 production controller