Chauvet Professional and The Design Oasis Produce Lighting Fixtures at Passions Club
Chauvet Professional has supplied 184 pixel mapped ÉPIX Strip 2.0 linear fixtures in the multi-level mega club Passion at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood FloridA. And The Design Oasis have expanded the club’s lighting rig.
Opened in December 2004, Passion quickly established itself as a serious competitor in South Florida’s buzzing club scene, with bookings from the likes of Lady Gaga and DJ Pauly D, as well as international EDM stars such as Dash Berlin.
Lucas Oliveira of The Design Oasis said: “The club’s owners are committed to staying ahead of the pack with the latest technology, which is why they wanted to add the crisp geometric looks you get with a high-output LED linear fixture like the ÉPIX Strip 2.0.”
Lucas’ partner Abbas Ritscher and their team at The Design Oasis Team positioned 184 of the 1-metre ÉPIX Strip 2.0 units around the Passion dance floor. They used custom aluminum cradles to hold the ÉPIX Strips on truss, so the fixtures could be moved up and down to create added visual interest. “The strips really contribute to the new look of the club, not just because of their brightness and colour, but also because of the motion they bring,” saidAbbas. “We created the aluminum structures to give them even more motion.”
Adding high impact motion to the Passion lighting rig are 24 Q-Wash 260-LED aerial beam moving fixtures. Positioned on truss over the dance floor, these lightning fast fixtures with a narrow 6° beam angle play off effectively against the large mirrorballs and other hanging spheres that loom overhead at the two-story club to captivate dancers with a swirl of reflective images.
Along with adding more movement to the dance floor and surrounding areas, The Design Oasis team turned up the colour volume at Passion with the addition of 12 high output Q -Wash 560Z-LED moving yoke washes. Drawing on its 91 red, green, blue, amber and white LEDs, this high output fixture adds a diverse range of hues to the club to match the performances of the varied guest artists who perform on its stage.
More looks and colours are created by a video wall made up of 20 PVP S5 5 millimetre LED video panels and a collection of Nexus Aw 7×7 warm white set pieces. “We’ve arranged a lot of these super intense fixtures around the stage to engage the audience and highlight the performing acts,” stated Lucas. “This club runs on an intense level of emotional energy and we want lighting that can keep up.”