Published on: February 16, 2012
We received images of a lighting design for the Royal Fountain in Canada’s Wonderland – the largest theme park in Canada. The project was completed by Crystal Fountains – a lighting manufacturer specializing in water features.
More information about the project follows:
Crystal, a world leader in water feature technology, has completed the first refurbishment of the spectacular Royal Fountain at Canadaâ€™s Wonderland, Canadaâ€™s largest theme park.Â To help celebrate the parkâ€™s 30th Anniversary, Crystal replaced the water featureâ€™s halogen lights with LED Lights for multi-coloured effects, and specially developed the first of its kind, a Pure White and RGB LED Combo Light from one fixture.
The light allows â€śpureâ€ť, highly intense White Light and RGB coloured light to be created from the same fixture. It was specially developed because Crystalâ€™s client, required a LED Light that would allow for dazzling effects, but help save on space as well as reduce maintenance and power costs.
Previously White Light was created by individual white LED Lights, or by using an â€śapproximationâ€ť by blending RGB, which didnâ€™t allow for a pure white colour.
Simon Gardiner of Crystal commented: â€śThe Combo Light was specially developed for this project. It has very sharp effects but immediately reduces costs on future maintenance and energy bills. Canadaâ€™s Wonderland estimates the conversion took them from 255,000 watts of power to 18,5000 watts of power and the reduction will allow them a payoff in six years or less. The product brings real benefits and is now part of our submersible LED Lighting product range.â€ť
The Royal Fountain creates outstanding, â€śdancingâ€ť water and light shows utilising rows of LED Lights that line the pool measuring 325â€™(99m) x 80â€™(24m). Located at the foot of â€śWonder Mountainâ€ť, the parkâ€™s central feature, the water featureâ€™s show displays a spectacular canvas of colours with a backdrop of original animated effects and 3D images, projected on â€śWonder Mountainâ€ť.
Guests experience have been experiencing the water featureâ€™s show nightly. The fountain is the last thing many visitors see before they depart the theme park, and its incredible effects leave visitors with a long lasting impression.
As part of the parkâ€™s 30th Anniversary celebrations management also introduced the WindSeeker, a thrilling new 30 storey high swing ride. Canadaâ€™s Wonderland is located near Toronto and is spread over 330 acres and is one of the worldâ€™s most visited theme parks.
One of the biggest developments in water feature technology in recent years has been in the area of high performance LED technology and Crystal was an early pioneer in submersible LED technology for water features. Its submersible LED lights are among the most advanced in the world. With intelligent control devices that deliver unlimited programming flexibility and advanced optics, with minimal light loss and built-in diagnostics that make installation easier. Crystalâ€™s LED lights are energy efficient and create highly intense effects.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek