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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Shangri-La in Sydney, New South Wales by Remote Controlled Lighting 

September 17th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Remote Controlled Lighting 

The Director DR8 MK2, RCL’s next generation remote controlled luminaire, features a compact design that is ideally suited to the ceiling troughs of the Grand Ballroom. Special snoots fitted to the luminaires help to reduce glare and direct the light. Both the DR7 and DR8 spotlights can be focused wireless using a simple handheld remote controller from floor level, bypassing the need for mechanical lifts or long ladders. This reduces set up time and avoids the costs and dangers typically associated with manual adjustment.

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

  • Architects: Remote Controlled Lighting
  • Project: Shangri-La in Sydney
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales
  • Lighting Design: Lighting Planning Associates, AB Concept

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 850 guests for cocktail receptions and 500 guests for banquets. It can also be adapted for classroom, boardroom or theatre-style seating depending on the event. RCL’s innovating system allows non-technical staff to highlight table centrepieces or specific areas for an event, increasing the versatility of the space.

The A$6m refurbishment helped place the Shangri-La, Sydney in Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Ten Hotels in Australia and the Pacific.

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

‘Since launching the renovated Grand Ballroom in late 2013, we have hosted a number of high profile events which were elevated by the space’s state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities,’ said general manager Michael Cottan ‘Our clients appreciate the option to customise the lighting and ambiance of the Grand Ballroom with the use of colour and rotating spotlights. These features have enabled guests to bring their vision to life in a very elegant space.’

The Shangri-La, Sydney represents the 31st Shangri-La Group property to incorporate RCL luminairesinto their design. RCL has supplied remote controlled luminaires to virtually every major hotel brand, including, Four Seasons, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott and Sheraton.

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

Image Courtesy © Remote Controlled Lighting

About Remote Controlled Lighting

Remote Controlled Lighting (RCL) is the only company in the world to specialise in the design and manufacture of remote controlled spotlights. Its patented technology allows luminaires on high ceilings or inaccessible structures to be focused from floor level. No need for the cost, delays and dangers associated with long ladders, scaffolding and mechanical lifts. Spotlights can be individually aimed and dimmed by non-technical staff using a simple hand-held laser controller or RCL-designed iPad app called iDirect. With more than 75,000 fixtures specified to date throughout the world, RCL products are widely used in hotel ballrooms, banqueting suites, art galleries, museums and store windows. Established in 2001, RCL is based in London, UK, where its research and development facilities are located.

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