Heralded as the largest single-phase resort in the Caribbean Islands, Baha Mar offers a choice of three celebrated hotels, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, and a collection of lounges, spas, and restaurants—all surrounded by a stunning ocean-view casino.
The developers of the project also wanted the property to be Nassau’s premiere nightlife destination, complete with a state-of-the-art DJ booth, sound, lighting and video system. Working with David Harvey at Harvey Marshall Berling Associates (HMBA), the dynamic production design inside the upscale nightclub at the Bond nightclub now includes a high-resolution video experience with FLEXLite LED from PixelFlex. The unique, painterly displays were installed by the A/V integration firm Think Simple, a full-service audio/video and IT integration firm. Based in Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and New York, they design, engineer, and install high-end audio, video, network, lighting, control and automation systems.
“When we were approached by HMBA about assisting with the LED video installation at the Bond, we hoped to give the space something that no other nightclub in the Caribbean had ever seen,” began Greg Michelier, Think Simple. “A ceiling-mounted display is something that would truly set it apart from other venues. It really is a unique video system that’s now built into the ceiling and the wall behind the bar, using FLEXLite LED to add pulsing, immersive graphics to the driving music of the featured DJ or guest performers.”
FLEXLite LED from PixelFLEX is an economical solution which provides both indoor and outdoor solutions for any entertainment environment. Available in 2.6mm-6.25mm pixel pitch options, the easy access back panels allow for simple on-site repairs without the hassle of removing the entire back of a tile.
Michelier continued, “Although the club can and does use the ceiling to show some video content, it’s mainly used for high-definition visual effects that enhance the music and add to the energetic atmosphere. On the other hand, they then use the LED video on the back wall as an immense visual display for the DJ logo artwork, VIP guest recognitions, and for upcoming events at the nightclub and the resort.”
Now open to the public, the Bond at Baha Mar is fully operational with the 2,000 squarefoot ceiling video display, and a 6ft. x 17ft. video wall above the bar. As part of project that also included the installation of the sound, lighting, and CO2/fog systems, the team at Think Simple was pleased to have the support of American-based PixelFLEX during such a unique installation.
“The customization on this project was a lot of fun for our team, from design to implementation to seeing the finished look,” concluded PixelFLEX Senior Sales Representative Will Dickey. “We love seeing the different applications our clients choose to use our products in, and their installations are always uniquely different.”
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The affordable 3.9mm indoor/outdoor PixelFLEX FLEXLite is lightweight and easily adapted for custom installations, with easy access for installation.