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Clearwing Unveils 2012 Phoenix ZooLights

Phoenix ZooLightsPHOENIX - ZooLights is an annual lighting spectacular that has been held at the Phoenix Zoo for the past 20 years.  This year, Clearwing Productions designed and executed a new event finale encompassing the lagoon. The centerpiece of the lagoon is a custom 25 ft tall sphere, surrounded by a dozen 12-ft pylons, covered in Color Kinetics iColor Flex MX LED strings. Trees surrounding the lagoon are wrapped in colored LED strings and custom armatures, immersing the guests with the effect of moving, chasing and dynamically dancing trees.

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PHOENIX – Clearwing announces the 2012 audio and lighting design for Phoenix ZooLights. ZooLights is an annual lighting spectacular that has been held at the Phoenix Zoo for the past twenty years.  This year, Clearwing Productions designed and executed a new event finale encompassing the lagoon. The centerpiece of the lagoon is a custom 25 ft tall sphere, surrounded by a dozen 12-ft pylons, covered in Color Kinetics iColor Flex MX LED strings.  Each of the 4,350 LEDs on the display is individually controlled, allowing for a wide variety of lighting looks, speedy transitions and mesmerizing reflections on the lake surface.

Surrounding the lagoon are trees wrapped in colored LED strings and custom armatures, immersing the guests with the effect of moving, chasing and dynamically dancing trees.  A 30 universe ETC Mosaic Show Controller system allows such control that additional architectural lighting can be dimmed when the three-minute main show begins. The Mosaic system also controls a Pharos AudioVisual Controller (AVC) to sync the lighting and music programs.

Clearwing installed the components in an air-conditioned, outdoor-rated rack enclosure that encompassed a custom built touchscreen allowing for different control features. 

Lighting Designer Ryan Mueller said, “The Phoenix Zoo challenged us to come up with a design for the next 20 years that encircled the lagoon, increased the amount of viewing locations, and modernized the show – all while retaining the traditions of the past.”





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