Crystal Fountains

Crystal Fountains

September 06, 2011 08:00 ET

Crystal's New LED060 light helps Canada's Wonderland celebrate a Colorful 30th Birthday!

Wonderland's Royal Fountain gets a facelift with custom white and RGB LED light

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2011) -

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Canada's Wonderland, Canada's premier amusement park, marks its 30th birthday this summer with Starlight Spectacular; a million dollar light and sound experience. The show combines a fountain light show, as well as innovative animated effects and 3D images projected on "Wonder Mountain." The show plays nightly throughout the summer months.

Working with Doug McBoyle, Manager, Utilities & Technical Services at Canada's Wonderland, Crystal developed a custom LED product that lines the "Royal Fountain" in the foreground of the iconic "Wonder Mountain." Original to the park, the "Royal Fountain" measures 325'(99m) x 80'(24m) and has undergone its first upgrade since the park launch in 1981.

To meet the needs of Canada's Wonderland, the LED060 is a unique combination color changing and white light LED product giving lighting designers the ability to switch between a white and RGB color show using one light fixture. This light runs a "pure" white unlike other fixtures that approximate a white by blending from the 16,000,000 RGB color palette. The switch from halogen to LED also allowed Canada's Wonderland to reduce its costs and power consumption.

Said Doug McBoyle, "We did some extensive research and couldn't find an LED product that had the ability to produce a pure white light as well as giving us the ability to utilize the full spectrum of RGB capabilities. We approached Crystal who built us this custom LED light to meet our needs. Our conversion took us from around 255,000 watts to 18,500 watts of power required for lighting. This combined with the reduction in maintenance will allow us payoff in around 6 years."

According to Simon Gardiner, Director of Creative Design, "It was exciting to work with the Canada's Wonderland team as well as our own to develop something new that didn't exist on the international market. Working locally, allowed us to develop and oversee the production of this light incredibly quickly."

Crystal's LED060 24VDC/60 Watt RGBW LED light is no longer a custom product and is now available as part of the Crystal catalog. With 4 different mounting options, a life expectancy of 50,000 hours, and the ability to individually addresses each light with dedicated RGB and white circuits, this versatile light is sure to be popular with lighting designers and with the public.

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Crystal is a globally recognized international water feature specialist since 1967. With offices in Canada, Europe, and the U.A.E. Crystal products are used throughout the world to transform water feature visions into reality.

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