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Ayrton lights up Singapore skyline at Formula 1 night race

Mar 8, 2023

The ‘City Light-Up’ event was a celebration of light held alongside the Singapore Airlines’ Singapore Grand Prix, which culminated in the F1 night race around The Marina Bay Street Circuit in front of a capacity crowd of 300,000 spectators. 

As part of this prestigious event, the Internal System and Technical Team at Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd was asked to provide lighting solutions for one of the City Light-Up locations, the beautiful – and huge – Conservatory buildings located at the Gardens by the Bay. They chose to use 20 Ayrton Domino LT fixtures which were supplied by Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Singapore, Total Solution Marketing. 

Mr Adrian Goh, group managing director of Hexogon, commented: “We had decided to light the Conservatories with lighting fixtures rigged on floor-standing truss to illuminate the architectural structure and framework of the buildings. The selected lighting fixtures needed to have enough throw to hit the top of the curved framework structure and at the same time have a beam-angle wide enough to cover 2 to 3 structural frames at 5m to 8m apart from a very short distance. The fixtures also needed to operate in all weathers and conditions, rain or shine, with minimum protection, so reducing the footprint of the installation. Domino’s IP65 rating, as well as its versatile beam angle, was therefore extremely important.”

© Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd

Dominos LT fixtures were also selected for illuminating a second location, that of the top dome of the National Gallery Singapore. Four fixtures were used to light the dome from two separate locations to ensure complete, even coverage of the front 180° of the dome’s surface.

“Due to a number of restrictions in installing these lights close to the venue, the two installation sites were located 500m away from the illuminated surface and 400m apart. Domino LT’s long-throw capability was therefore also of paramount importance. Domino LT’s wide range of colour selection and mixing were further important considerations that influenced our selection, in that they allowed us to effectively blend the top dome structure with the remaining part of the building’s lighting.”

Hexogon is a company that values environmentally sustainable products and projects and holds these tenets very close in its means of operation. “This is our first time using Ayrton fixtures which we chose because they met our requirement for IP65 rating, long throw function, strong beam output, wide beam angle and good colour mixing,” says Mr Goh. “However, we also noted that Ayrton products are built using environmentally sustainable practices, which is a very important factor in our procurement decisions.”

Hexogon is very satisfied with its choice of Domino LT and feels they are the perfect fixtures for their busy and varied schedule. “We have used Domino LT in five installations within the last two months, in very different conditions and with varying site requirements,” concludes Mr Goh. “It’s important for us to have a lighting fixture with a high degree of flexibility to cope with these unpredictable changes. They need a build-quality that is tough enough to withstand various extreme conditions, and a wide range of functions to serve many purposes, so we don’t have to worry about too many different types of fixture. And because Hexogon is involved in so many outdoor installations, the IP rating, and strong, long throw visible beams are all very important to us. 

“Ayrton’s Domino LT fixtures have entirely met our requirements and we would like to use more of them in our future installations and expand our fleet of them as more projects come along. Furthermore, we have worked with Total Solution for many years and we have always received exceptionally prompt and efficient customer service.”

“We are very thankful for the trust from Hexogon in investing and choosing the Ayrton Domino LT for their various outdoor events,” comments TSM’s managing director, Glenn Wong. “It’s exciting to see the Domino LT used in many of their demanding projects and delivering the high-performance levels expected by Hexogon.”

More information on Ayrton Domino LT and Ayrton’s full range of LED and laser sourced lighting can be found at www.ayrton.eu

The Ayrton Domino LT fixtures were supplied and supported by Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for the region, Total Solution Marketing Pte Ltd: www.tsm-int.com 

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