Sligo Bridges Lighting
AVA were successful in winning the tender to design, supply and install architectural lighting for three bridges on the Garavogue River in Sligo Town – Hyde Bridge, Markievicz Bridge and the Footbridge linking Rockwood Parade to Stephen St Car Park. Lighting of the bridges was the brainchild of the Sligo Business District Project, a collaboration between local businesses and Sligo County Council, under an InterReg Project.
Sligo Tidy Towns Committee contributed to the project. Sligo Business District Project included thirteen project including achieving the internationally recognized tourism award, The Purple Flag, in February 2015. date from the 19th century are protected structures. The choice of luminaires and the mounting positions were very restricted, given the protected status of Hyde Bridge and Markievicz Bridge, both of which date from 19th century.
The varying water levels and the fact the river is tidal at Hyde Bridge provided additional challenges in the planning and installation stages of the project. Power management was another consideration as the lighting was required to be independently controlled, for switching on and off, but was also connected to the town lighting. The specification required lighting to be capable of colour changing.
The final solution was agreed to include mounting two ArcSKY90 luminaires on parapet walls adjoining the masonry bridges and under the pedestrian bridge. The ArkSky 90 is a high-powered outdoor fixture, the first LED-based luminaire that can be compared to a 1500W HID large-area colour washer. Colour changing is achieved using wirelessly connectivity.
AVA staff love to be creative with all aspects of event management, including stage design. IBC’s have become a popular method of stage building in major events around the world including the Web Summit in Dublin in 2015. AVA have successfully adapted this large scale stage backdrop design for use in smaller venues.
IBC Lighting is a visually impressive and cost effective method of creating lighting walls or individual lighting blocks. Using repurposed IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers) and remote controlled LED lights, AVA can provide IBC lighting for large one off displays or for smaller long term designs. From one to one hundred, any amount of IBC’s can be placed and set to a variety of different colours. Using AVA’s wireless, battery powered LED lights all colours can be changed remotely creating an ever changing and dynamic atmosphere for any event or display efficiently and safely.
Jameson® St. Patrick’s Day Global Broadcast
Jameson® invite radio stations from all over the world to Dublin for St Patrick’s Day and provide facilities for them to broadcast their shows live from Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, each year. AVA have provided the technical facilities for this event since 2005. Our service includes liaising with the radio stations in advance of their arrival, assessing their technical requirements and delivering services on the day.
Radio stations from all over the world, including Japan, Europe, North America, Africa and South America have presented their shows from OJD in Dublin. AVA have been behind the scenes each year ensuring the shows were broadcast without any hitches.
AVA’s technical expertise and attention to detail enables us to deliver the equipment and services required in a critical timeframe, over many time zones.
The photos below give a flavour of the atmosphere at the event.