LIGHTfaktor’s lighting design build at Vulcan Gas Company was awarded best club lighting in Austin, TX by voters during the 33rd annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll.
Lightfaktor, LLC, an Austin, TX based lighting design firm, announced that its lighting design-build installation at Vulcan Gas Company has received the Austin Chronicle’s award for Best Club Lighting. Vulcan Gas Company was also awarded third place for Best New Club as a part of the Austin Music Industry Awards. This year, the Chronicle has included the Austin Music Industry Awards as an addition to the 33rd annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll, which awards honors for categories such as Musician of the Year and Album of the Year. The additional category is meant to recognize the talent behind the scenes that supports the vibrant Austin music industry.
“We have been sure to keep Lightfaktor at the absolute bleeding edge of technology and design, so we knew we could deliver when Vulcan’s ownership came to us with the simple request; ‘we want the best lighting possible,’ ” said Wes Lane, Lightfaktor’s lead designer and founder. “We used a suite of High End Systems products including DLV digital moving projectors to add an extra dimension to the user experience. We are able to project onto the stage, crowd and walls allowing us to use the whole venue as a palette,” he said. “We are confident in the capability and quality of our work, but it’s always nice to receive recognition from the community.”
“Lightfaktor is about creating an emotional response through the use of light, and as something that is often overlooked, we were thrilled to work with clients that shared our passion for impeccable lighting,” said Sushanta Parikh, Lightfaktor’s business development director. “We have done our fair share of large club lighting design projects in cities such as Miami, Las Vegas and Dallas, but with the boom we’re experiencing here in Austin, it’s great to work with venues in our back yard that understand the quality effect that top tier lighting can bring to their environment.”
At Vulcan, Lightfaktor was responsible for architectural lighting design, custom fixture design and fabrication, automated lighting system design and programming, as well as truss, power and data distribution design and installation.
Included in the award winning lighting design and installation was a moveable truss system fitted with High End Systems DLVs, High End Systems LED Sola Washes, High End Systems HOG 4 control, Madrix Pro audio responsive LED pixel control, and custom wall-imbedded LED pixel columns each with 340 individually addressable RGB-LEDs.