The Great Hall at Union Station is one of the most historic and elegant event spaces in Chicago. The existing lighting in the hall was routinely covered with theatrical gel to add a single color wash of light for events. The staff at the venue needed an LED lighting system with the ability to easily offer any color combination for the specific needs of each event.
Philips Color Kinetics Color Reach, Color Blast and eW Graze fixtures were the perfect products for Union Station. The large format LED wash fixtures provide the bulk of the color punch while the smaller fixtures and eW Graze provide accent light around the perimeter. ILC supervised the installation of the lights and integrated a Traxon Technologies ethernet-based lighting playback controller that is able to easily manage the entire system.
By implementing a custom iPad interface for the control system, Union Station can now remotely log into the system and select from pre-programmed lighting looks or create custom scenes. The ILC integration of the control system also provides an abundance of color choices not possible with the previous gel lighting technique. By using the Philips Color Kinetics LED fixtures, Union Station became an even more attractive venue while realizing dramatic energy efficiencies.