The Great Hall, Sydney University – A successfull LED Upgrade

Earlier this year, the Great Hall of the University of Sydney got a major lighting upgrade.

Indeed the existing heritage luminaires were upgraded with new lighting bars along the sides of
the building with theatrical style luminaires, enhancing architectural features of the interior.
State Automation manufactured and fine-tuned the Airled driver to get the best of the custom made
LEDs supplied by  3S Lighting and Planet Lighting.
3S Lighting manufactured ‘house’ pendant luminaires and suspension accessories in single and
twin configuration.
Suspended high up, under the timber truss roof, with aim to blend in with the background
but provide functional light for the interior, as well as to up-light and
to show the roof structure details, which have not been illuminated in the past.

State Automation AIRLED Driver seamless LED dimming control over DMX, up to 6 channels.
Providing great flexibility to the pendant featuring 3 control channels to 5 Xicato XTM LEDs.

Quick Facts & Figures about the Great Hall:

  • 18 July 1859: Official public opening of the Great Hall. A grand festival of music was held over a week to commemorate the opening of the buildings on Grose Farm.
  • Over the past 150 years the Great Hall has been used for a wide variety of events including, conferring of degrees, musical and dramatic productions, banquets, public lectures, book launches, balls, exams, commemoration, memorial services, antique fair, Chancellor’s Committee annual book sale and so much more.
  • Learn more about this heritage building here: The University of Sydney
Installation date: APRIL 2017

Client: The University of Sydney
Lighting Design: Barry Webb / Steensen Varming
Electrical and Lighting Installation: ELAM Cabling Group
Components Suppliers: Xicato (LEDs), State Automation (DMX Gear)

LED resellers / integrators involved:

– Ales Vasenda, Sales manager – 3S Lighting
– Gwyn Barker, Project Manager – Planet Lighting