Club India, Trinidad

Michael Pereira of Trinidad & Tobago based creative design and engineering practice, Streamline Systems, specified Robe and Anolis lighting fixtures for a new installation at the landmark night destination, Club India Nex 5.0HD in Chaguanas, Trinidad.

This was an integral element of a major refurbishment and technical upgrade to the 800 capacity club, which has enjoyed great success and a high profile over the last five years. The owner wanted a fresh new look to ensure they keep at the forefront of trend-setting on the island.

Michael chose 10 Robin LEDBeam 100 moving lights and two Robe Faze 800 FT Pro hazer for atmospherics; together with 72 Anolis ArcSource 4MC LED fixtures for the ceiling grid, with another 16 used to downlight a set of  glass-bead chandeliers.

The LEDBeam 100s are positioned at the front and back of the stage areas and are used in a truly ‘multi-functional’ sense for lighting both live performances and club nights and for their beams, strobing and wash effects. With the inbuilt selection of authentic colour temperature whites, they also make very effective artist key-lighting.

Above the lighting rig on the stage is the grid of 72  Anolis ArcSource 4MC downlighters, programmed to produce amazing mesmerising matrix style effects.

Michael chose the LEDBeam 100s because they are small and light weight. “They really stand out and make a statement in the space,” he said.

The low power consumption is a a bonus as the  owner previously used 575W moving lights, each of which had to have its own electrical circuit.

“It’s dramatically reduced the heat and electricity used, as well as increased the reliability and comfort for everyone using the stage and dancefloor,” Micheal continued.

The lights are controlled via a LightJockey system which is run day-to-day by a house lighting engineer.

The Robe and Anolis fixtures were all supplied through Robe’s US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Michael worked closely with Robe’s own club lighting specialist, David Chesal.