In the heart of the vibrant city of Perth, Western Australia, the country’s first Flight Club bar has opened. Located in the city’s Central Business District, this two-storey bar celebrates the eclectic nature of the British fairground. With vintage wallpaper, a merry-go round horse, retro amusement park lighting and ‘objet d’art’ sourced from UK flea markets, the venue is fun and fascinating.
The unique entertainment in Flight Club centres around the ubiquitous dart boards that offer a range of fast and exciting multi-player games. The darts are set up for everyone’s enjoyment, from novices to experts – it’s about socialising and getting into the spirit of the game.
The lighting is an integral part of the experience at Flight Club, creating an inviting atmosphere and enhancing the whimsical setting while actively responding to particular actions occurring in the space. Integrated solutions provider, bluebottle, was appointed to develop a lighting control solution for this dynamic venue.
To deliver the control elements of the lighting, bluebottle collaborated with Pharos Architectural Controls. As proud Pharos partners, bluebottle understood the flexibility and power of Pharos’ solutions that made them perfect for Flight Club’s unique requirements.
The Pharos LPC 1 (Lighting Playback Controller 1) integrates seamlessly with other systems at the venue and with a Pharos RIO A (Remote Input Output Audio) to provide the ability to beat match music and lighting sequences in perfect harmony. Lighting effects that are triggered when a customer hits the dart board bullseye have been programmed to enhance the customer experience.
The LPC is an all-in-one control solution ideal for themed entertainment and LED lighting installation, offering 512 channels of DMX/eDMX. Featuring individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, it allows users to build dynamic, precise and fully bespoke pre-programmed lighting effects using the Pharos Designer 2 software.
The Pharos RIO A provides a convenient and scalable way to add audio integration to a Pharos Designer system. Installation is easy and convenient through the use of just a single Power-over-Ethernet network connection, and the stereo balanced line level audio input supports auto or manual gain. This makes it adaptable for the needs of each individual project.
Chay Moran, WA State Manager at bluebottle said: “We love unique projects like Flight Club! When it came to the complex technical requirements involved, we knew Pharos was the right solution. The RIO A is easy to use, reliable and flexible while delivering powerful performance.”
Tony Symms, Regional Manager at Pharos Architectural Controls, said: “Flight Club is an innovative venue with a lively atmosphere. The lighting is a key part of the enjoyment, adding to the ambience and playing an integral role in the overall experience. Our RIO A seamlessly matches the music to the lighting, bringing a harmony to all of the experiential elements of Flight Club.”
Flight Club has become a popular destination in Perth’s nightlife scene for celebrations, socialising and a fun night out.