|London-based lighting rental company Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has designed and is supplying contract rental lighting systems to four clubs in Brighton for Inn Brighton Ltd.
Life is a 700 capacity nightclub right on the seafront with three arched spaces forming the main dance floor, which are lit dynamically with a rig including Robe Scan 575 XTs as the central moving light system. These are joined by 48 x LEDJ Spectra LED battens controlled via a Hippo Critter media server . There are also a number of Pulsar ChromaScapes - an LED pin spot - plus a 48in mirror ball over the bar at the front, which when lit, shoots shafts of light out onto the seafront. An Avolites Pearl is used for control.
The 500-capacity Coalition is a nightclub and live music venue which has seen the installation of eight Robe Scan 575s plus six Atomic strobes, 24 PARs and three 600 milliwatt green lasers. All are rigged onto scaffolding bars in the ceiling and control is by another Avolites Pearl.
The Tube is a disco space on the seafront, with lighting required to be flexible and tough enough to deal with being in constant use. Six Robe Scanners and three 16 inch mirror balls complete with six pinspots have been fitted, all controlled via a Pulsar Masterpiece. The control system also includes a Pulsar Outstation for the DJ to operate manually if desired. Otherwise the lighting is designed to run without an operator using a set of pre-programmed sequences.
Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, in the South Lanes, has about 200 capacity, so lighting needed to be just right for a relatively intimate space which hosts bands and comedians as well as having a dancefloor. Currently there are 10 LED Zoom PARs and six classic disco effects run off a Pulsar Masterpiece.
The lighting for all the venues has been installed by Colour Sound over the last 18 months. The company's Fletch said: "We make a considerable effort to ensure that each club has a totally different lighting ambience and a proper design. We are also constantly reviewing the situation, seeing how the operation is running and ensuring that the kit stays relevant."
Image: Colour Sound at Coalition