The ever-evolving Las Vegas strip is world-renowned for building bigger, bolder, and brighter structures. One of its latest additions, the CAESARS FORUM conference centre, is no exception – spanning a mammoth 550,000 sq. ft and boasting the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world.
As part of the cutting-edge technology integrated into its new event space, CAESARS FORUM is home to one of the largest single installations of DMX controlled tuneable white lights. The Creston building control system – installed and commissioned by NTA and Pulse – features over 4,500 DMX lighting fixtures from leading manufacturers Spectrum Lighting Inc., Moda Light, and Signify, with every single fixture capable of being individually controlled.
This has been made possible by dividing the facility’s lighting needs into seven core Pharos DMX systems, commanded by the main Crestron control system. With systems for each of the four ballrooms, pre-function spaces, boardrooms and exteriors, this offers a high resolution of individual fixture control or zoned group control. The ballroom’s flexible configurations adapt to the client’s needs, as does the lighting system.
The specific and intricate level of lighting control underpins this flexibility and supports the mission of CAESARS FORUM to deliver premiere experiences for guests. This relies on the latest in modern design, with seamless technology solutions, and the ability for events to be tailored in every way thinkable, even down to the lighting configurations, brightness, and colour temperature. This flexibility and precise creative control is made possible by Pharos’ award-winning, all-in-one control solution: the Pharos LPC (Lighting Playback Controller). The LPC features individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, making it possible to build dynamic, precise, and fully customisable pre-programmed lighting effects, as well as on-demand manual control of brightness and colour temperature for zones of fixtures.
The most important four ballrooms in CAESARS FORUM each use the Pharos LPC X controller, which offers an unprecedented level of power and integration for landmark lighting installations, with a significant number of channels. The pre-function spaces, conference rooms and exterior lighting are controlled using Pharos LPC 2 controllers combined with multiple EDN 20 (Ethernet Data Node) DMX distribution units, offering scalable and cost-effective Ethernet-distributed DMX ports.
The appeal of CAESARS FORUM was clear even before it opened, with the conference centre announcing millions of dollars of business from pre-bookings alone. It will host a number of significant calendar events in 2021 including the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress.
Here’s a video showing the full scale of this amazing project:
Primary Architect – KGA Architecture (Lee Norsworthy and Chelsea Lavell)
Primary Engineer – FEA Consulting Engineers (JJ Wisdom)
Lighting Designer – Jon Langrell – John Levy Lighting Productions
Primary Construction firm – Penta Building Company
Primary Lighting Fixture Manufacturer/s – Spectrum Lighting, Moda Light, Signify
Building Control System – Crestron
Lighting Control System – Pharos Architectural Controls (5x LPC X, 3x LPC 2, 7x EDN 20)
Systems Integrator/Systems Design – National Technologies Associates
A/V and Lighting Programmers – Pulse
Electrical Contractor – Bombard Electric