An extensive Anolis architectural LED lighting installation has been completed at Brisbane’s Paddington Tavern pub, known locally as “The Paddo,” and renowned as one of Queensland’s finest pubs.

The Paddo’s new lighting scheme was designed by Craig Chandler of Craig Chandler Architects as part of a recent re-vamp of the venue, giving it a postmodern industrial edge. The installation was undertaken by electrical contractors Espirit.

The project was jointly managed by Acoustic Technologies and ULA. Blair Terrace, national sales manager from ULA comments, “Craig has specified both Robe and Anolis fixtures for many other venues. Knowing the brand’s reliability and low maintenance, he chose Anolis and energy saving properties.”

Lighting at The Paddo is divided into three separate but related areas.

The first is the Sync Bar, positioned at one end of the venue, with a high ceiling and an outdoor seating area. This is where Chandler wanted a large color changing feature incorporated into the wall as it opens up to the double story height. Twenty-four panels of 1m x 800mm frosted Perspex panelling run around this wall in three horizontal layers, one above the other, and each panel is back-lit with 8 pieces of Anolis ArcLink 3 RGB. This is all controlled via an e:cue system, programmed to run through a selection of different colour changing chases, providing multi-color eye-candy for all those inside and outside the Sync Bar area. The ArcLinks proved so bright that they are dimmed down to run at 50%!

The next area is the inside Saloon Bar which features 10 pool tables, nightly live entertainment, and regular DJs. Again, a color changing effect was desired in the main area, but more subtle than the one in the Sync Bar. Nine transparent ceiling panels with metal patterning in front are each back-lit with 12 Anolis ArcLink 3 RGB units. The panels all have their own driver boxes for individual control.

The third area treated with Anolis illumination is the extensive outside terrace, which has a line of large ribbed steel arches running along its length, supporting the roof. This distinctive and elegant architectural feature is clearly visible from the busy Given Terrace Road.

Six Anolis ArcSource six RBG downlights are integrated into each of the beams, casting a mellow veil of shifting colored light over the whole terrace. The roadside edges of the arches contain an acrylic covered “light box” section, each of which is illuminated with five internally mounted ArcLink 3s. All three areas are run off separate E:cue controllers.