Venue: Esat Digifone Landmark Structure, Dublin
Project: Neon Architectural Lighting
Disciplines: Architectural Lighting Control and Neon Lighting.
The revolutionary 30m high mast, known as the Esat Digifone Telecommunications Millennium Landmark Structure is located next to an M50 motorway interchange in Tallaght, Dublin. Esat Digifone operate one of Ireland's leading GSM mobile phone network with over 1,100,000 subscribers. The mast has the shape of a slender inverted cone and is constructed using laser cut perforated stainless steel. Specialists, Jordan Fabrications of Yate, Bristol were contracted for the fabrication of the sections.
Architect, David Hunt of Hunt McGarry stated, "Lighting played a major part of the competition winning design and A.C. was selected as a supplier who could provide the skills and experience necessary to realise this challenging and ambitious lighting design within a very tight deadline".
Neon was determined to be the most effective and a scheme was devised utilising custom manufactured segments of green neon to form double rings round the mast at 17 levels. Over 200 lengths of neon were produced in a variety of radii to complete the project.
Main Equipment Provided:
- Custom Neon Lighting
- Pulsar Dimming
- Pulsar Control
Other Services Provided
Supply, project management, commissioning and programming.