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Tirso Lighting goes all Elation LED for Upper Manhattan’s Bar 151

Tirso Lighting has installed an all-LED Elation lighting package for another Wahi Group club opening in northern Manhattan, this time Bar 151. “Elation’s choice of products allowed us to put together an all LED lighting package for Bar 151 that can stand on its own,” said Tirso Lighting owner Tirso Pelaez, who served as lighting designer on the project and suggested the green approach to the client. Pelaez took a symmetrical approach to the design, pairing Elation’s narrow beam DARTZ 360™ LED moving head with compact ZCL 360i™ single beam moving effects over the stage/VIP area. More DARTZ fixtures alternate with E Spot III™ LED moving heads over the dance floor. Also over the dance floor area and directed toward the stage are SixPar 200™ LED Par lights along with Protron 3K™ strobes. The system doubles as both performance and dance floor lighting.

Tirso Lighting’s first all LED lighting project has been beneficial for both company and client with Pelaez saying it made for an easier system that bypasses a lot of headaches. “For one, it eliminates steps like striking on and off the lamps. I know stories of discharge fixtures being kept on accidentally all night or sometimes for days. The cost associated with that is tremendous! It uses up the bulb but also the components end up failing from overheating. Fixtures go down and the club suffers because of it. Once you dim the LED down to zero, it’s off. You get longer lasting fixtures and a more reliable system.” Coupled with the opening of Arka Room last year, also a Tirso Lighting project featuring Elation lighting, the Wahi Group is investing in the Washington Heights and Inwood areas of northern Manhattan as an emerging nightlife entertainment hub.

Elation equipment:
8 x DARTZ 360™
6 x E Spot III™
6 x ZCL360i™
4 x SixPar 200™
2 x Protron 3K™

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