Mercury Sound & Lighting was asked to design a lighting system for Lear Corporation that would create a trade show like atmosphere at their headquarters in Southfield, MI. A truss system was requested to imitate that of a an auto show display that would allow for lighting fixtures to be suspended for overhead lighting on display’s. The team at Mercury worked closely alongside Sr. Creative Lead, Assi Grossman, to insure a quality outcome in this new space.
A total of 800’ of Thomas Engineering 12” x 12” Black Power Coated Truss was installed as the framework of the lighting design. Mercury riggers did an outstanding job using existing rigging points as well as creating a few of their own to suspend the truss. 36 connector strips were then installed and mounted to the truss allowing for dimmer access anywhere along this 800’ suspension.
MSL brought on Leprecon, a Michigan based lighting company, to build a custom dimmer rack for the Southfield Lear Corporation. Leprecon designed a 60 channel install rack with five MX-2400 Dimmers and a TMB 500 power distribution. A LPC-96V DMX controller with a 15” touch screen and built-in-W-DMX transmitter was also included. This dimming system designed by Leprecon and Mercury would create a fully controllable lighting system.
80 ETC Source Four Pars and Source Four Zoom Jr.’s were the lighting fixtures of choice. With 750W Osram lamps, the Source Fours would create the color temperature desired by Lear. Each fixture was installed along the truss to meet the angles needed to light the product displays.
Lear also requested an 80’ Video Wall to be installed towards the rear of the new showroom. Mercury S & L was teamed up with Howard Luby of Mediascape to create this 80’ seamless projection. Mercury installed a total of 7 Eiki LC-WUL100 projectors. Four of these projectors were used for the projection wall. Mediascape designed a software program that would allow all of the content to be viewed as one seamless image across the 80’ wall.
No audio visual system would be complete without audio! A four zone audio system was also installed by Mercury to allow for optimal sound throughout the showroom. Mercury chose 8 JBL Control Speakers to be the loudspeaker choice for the sound system installation. Crown CDi amps and DBX processing were also used for the audio system.
The overall project included a total renovation of the Lear Corporation Headquarters. These renovations included everything from a raised floor, electrical, product displays, and signage to the audio visual elements discussed. The overall outcome was a huge hit for Lear and is expected to increase the visual experience of its clients.