Hexogon moves to LEDs for Singapore Grand Prix
SINGAPORE: Having been responsible for providing architectural lighting throughout the city to support the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix since 2013, Hexogon Solution Pte Ltd did away with its conventional floodlit approach this year in favour of an LED setup with equipment from SGM.
‘For some of the installations, we are not allowed to place our lighting equipment at the ideal spots, so alternatives have to be suggested,’ explained Hexogon Solution managing director, Adrian Goh. ‘Also, as this is a night race, the entire racetrack would be brightly lit, creating a wash out effect onto our installations, which for most parts are located just beside the track. So a lot of trial and error on site is required.’
The complete project called on 220 SGM P-5 wash lights, each consisting of 44 10W RGBW LEDs. ‘We feel that the fixture is compact, uniformity is good and of course the brand’s ongoing efforts to make IP65-rated products is our key requirement,’ furthered Mr Goh.
Though the race only lasted three days, the fixtures were in place for two weeks with their effect witnessed by 86,970 spectators daily as well as millions more on television.