Xicato Illuminates The Science Museum London

The Science Museum in London can now host private events for those drawn by unique features and panoramic views of the City. Xicato Controls two floors spanning approximately 1000 square meters with a mix of a light scene, with wireless Bluetooth technology allowing customized light scene configuration for a professional atmosphere or a dance party disco.

Julie O’Reilly, Creative Director, Sutton Vane Associates said: “We wanted to develop an award-winning event space that drew people in because of its uniqueness while offering a comfortable and productive environment. Xicato’s Controls system made it all possible via Bluetooth and controlled with an iOS app.”

The flexibility and ease of programming of the Xicato wireless Controls was a key requirement to create custom lighting atmospheres that could change daily. The main level includes custom-designed luminaires with RGBW pendants in the mix, all of which use Bluetooth Mesh controls. The controls allow rapid change between classic functional lighting for work to colourful, flashy displays for parties and dancing. The lighting design included a total of 530 lighting nodes throughout both floors that were assigned to one of twenty scenes, with ten each on the fourth and fifth floor, via Xicato Control Panel software. To add mystique, the ambience included features such as a decorative DMX grid controlled by an LPC (Lighting Playback Controller) system and a ‘Planet Light’ in the stairwell to help blend the floors in a high tech yet elegant fashion.

The DMX grid on the lower floor is directed to display various scenes via Xicato Low Voltage Contact Switch (XSW) that sends wireless Bluetooth commands to a Xicato Gateway (XIG) which communicates with the LPC. The integration between the LPC system and Xicato’s Bluetooth Mesh Controls is seamless. Xicato’s open architecture allows for unparalleled flexibly enabling a customized application.