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HPSS chooses Robe MegaPointes for festive illuminations in Hull

Hull, UK-based rental and production company HPSS Ltd invested in more Robe MegaPointes for the city’s 2021-22 festive illuminations, which featured sixteen of the multifunctional fixtures. These were distributed on the rooftops of three landmark city centre buildings in a concept and system design by HPSS’s Graham Roberts.

 

Roberts and HPSS Ltd have delivered this project for the past few years, working alongside Jonathon Black from Hull City Council. The festive lighting system was integrated with some of the city centre’s existing lighting and AV control infrastructure which was installed by HPSS a couple of years ago to facilitate municipal events, comprising both wired and a wireless Luminex network with Avo TNP control.

 

The three buildings utilised were Hull City Hall, the Ferens Art Gallery, and the Maritime Museum. It was the first time that Roberts had used MegaPointes for the festive illuminations. He had explored some other options in past years, but for 2021, Hull City Council decided to extend the illuminations beyond the festive season for another couple of months.

 

Eight MegaPointes were positioned on the City Hall with four each on the Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum, each cross-projecting gobos and wash lighting onto the other buildings, with some of the throw distances around 40-50 metres.

 

The lights were in static states most of the time, however every half hour, a QLab system triggered the Avo Quartz master console, and they performed a timecoded lightshow to one of six randomly selected Christmas songs, which blasted out from a small PA system located on the City Hall balcony. This will be changed after mid-January when the festive period officially ends.

 

(Photos: Lindsay Cave)

 

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