Donegall Place, Belfast
Eclipse was engaged by Belfast City Council to provide a full upgrade of the existing lighting and controls system of the 8 lighting masts in Donegall Place.
Our Work at Donegall Place
Working with the main contractor, Barrett Contracts, Eclipse was engaged to supply and commission a new state-of-the-art lighting controls system.
Located in the heart of Belfast, the 8 iconic lighting masts of Donegall Place were one of our biggest projects to date.
The Belfast City Council requested that Color Kinetics and Pharos lighting controls were used on the upgraded installation. They also required that this new system would fully integrate with the existing City Hall system.
Color Kinetics delivers high-performance professional LED lighting systems in a wide range of types, form factors, and output levels — empowering lighting professionals around the world to achieve their unique visions.
Pharos Architectural Controls
Pharos Architectural Controls creates highly versatile, dynamic lighting control solutions for architecture, themed entertainment, and other specialist industries.
The Pharos dynamic lighting control solution that we install on client projects can be used for everything from simple indoor lighting installation to city-wide facade illumination.
The user-friendly and adaptable controls of Pharos enable us to meet the requirements of high-end projects such as Donegall Place.
The process started over 2 years ago when we began the survey of the existing system infrastructure including cabling routes and mounting possibilities for the Colour Kinetics and Pharos systems.
Eclipse developed a full system design including all schematics, specification documents, and information to allow the project to go to tender.
Following the tender process and the appointment of the main contractor, Barrett Contracts, Eclipse was again engaged under this main contract to supply, project manage, and commission the entire lighting and control system.
Given the location of the project on a busy live street environment, the Eclipse and Barrett teams worked closely to get the installation and commissioning process completed to the high standards required by such a high-profile client.
The end result delivered a fully operational system that is integrated into the existing Belfast City Hall system using our Cloud-based Lighting Management Server.
This allows the client to remotely manage and maintain the lighting system including the remote fault monitoring of all parts of the system, updating of system firmware, setup of special event lighting shows, and adjusting of switching time schedules.
Highly Commended Lighting Project of the Year
For our work on Donegall Place, Eclipse received a ‘Highly Commended Lighting Project of the Year’ award at Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2022.
If you would like to know more about our work or the systems used on Donegall Place, contact our team today.