MPHK Group Selects Elation for IP Lighting Upgrade at Ocean Park Hong Kong
hong kong – Ocean Park Hong Kong delights visitors with dynamic lighting upgrades courtesy of MPHK Group Ltd. and Elation Professional. The popular Hong Kong attraction has updated the exterior lighting at its iconic main entrance, as well as lighting upgrades for its impressive “Gala of Lights” multimedia shows. The show and park lighting upgrades were designed by award-winning multimedia studio Moment Factory.
Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong, Ocean Park is a marine park, oceanarium, pet shop and theme park all rolled into one. The 44-year-old attraction, which merges entertainment with conservation advocacy and education, is one of the city’s oldest recreation parks and tourist attractions.
One of the thrills of any visit to a theme park, and certainly to Ocean Park, is the moment a visitor first lays eyes on the entrance marquee and gets a glimpse of what awaits. inside. As part of the lighting upgrade, the main entrance canopy arch to Ocean Park now attracts guests with lighting effects from a line of ten Proteus Maximus LED moving heads rated IP65. Powerful 50,000 lumens fixtures are used to diffuse color and pattern across the entry plaza while powerful beams cut through ambient light to help build excitement and portend the thrills that await.
Much of the entrance area – ticket offices, coral alley, promenade and village – is bathed in color thanks to 157 IP SixPar Z19 luminaires, six-color IP65 PAR wash spotlights with zoom. Hong Kong-based entertainment technology specialist MPHK Group Ltd supplied the Elation lights to contractor BYME Engineering Ltd. for the main entrance portion of the lighting upgrade.
The Grand Aquarium, one of Ocean Park’s most iconic attractions, and the Aqua City Lagoon located next door, are home to the park’s nightly “Gala of Lights” special, where water-based multimedia shows 360 degrees delight visitors in an immersive experience. multi-sensory experience.
“We sought to enhance the existing architecture of Aqua City by lighting up the areas around the lagoon and engaging with customers to encourage them to stay and experience the new nighttime offerings,” said Timothy Ng, Executive Director, operations and entertainment at Ocean Park Hong Kong. .
“Gala of Lights” features two immersive multimedia shows: “Soul of the Ocean,” a one-of-a-kind show celebrating nature in all its wonders, and “Visions of Hong Kong,” a dazzling multimedia fountain show that takes audiences on an inspiring journey through the city and beyond.
MPHK supplied Elation lighting along with sister company Elation Acclaim lighting to contractor ArcSource Ltd. for the installation of the Lagoon area. Some 48 Proteus Hybrid beam/spot/wash moving heads mounted on lamp posts around the lagoon area serve both aesthetic and functional purposes, while eight custom-painted Proteus Hybrid fixtures operate from the roof of the aquarium. Acclaim products include 56 Aqua Graze linear LED fixtures and eight Acclaim Aqua Drum HO wash fixtures mounted on the performance stage. Some 140 meters of Acclaim Flex Tape trace a colored outline around the edge of the stage.
The lighting covers a large area and from its positions on the roof and on the poles, it offers multiple awe-inspiring gestures with wide beams. “There was a need to integrate the technology into the architecture as seamlessly as possible,” Ng commented.
With their ability to position themselves at will and project in virtually any direction, Proteus Hybrids can be used as beams drawing attention one minute and showing lights the next. “We wanted the lights to offer a variety of effects to support all show formats, including dynamic show lighting and front lighting for performers,” Ng concludes.