First Night Austin 2009
Austin City Hall front Entrance, lighting by IES
Austin City Hall Front Entrance
Buford Tower
Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
The attendees of First Night Austin 2009 were invited to do an Interactive light painting of their own at
Buford Tower. The Interactive Light Painting System consists of 8 par 36 light fixtures mounted on a
truss system above our heads. These lights shine on sensors mounted in a strip which lies on the
ground. When we interrupt one of the light beams The Synth-A-Beam ® Interactive Control System
triggers another light fixture to shine on Buford Tower. These lights change colors and the more light
beams we interrupt the more LED lights we shine on the tower. Sounds are also triggered when we
interrupt the light beams, giving us the ability to create music with light. New Years Eve we had bell
sounds programmed and everyone had a blast!  We even played jingle bells! The possibilities are
limited only by our imaginations!

Control: Synth A Beam ® Interactive Control System and Par 36 lights focused on sensors.
Lighting: Various Led lighting fixtures / effects triggered by the Synth-A-Beam® Interactive Control
System

Note: The Synth-A-Beam ® Interactive Control System was developed by Richard in 1995 and has
been used by Performers, Artist's, Science Centers and Amusement Parks around the world.

The Synth-A-Beams are featured in Richards Musical Stage Show Light Wizards

Click here to check out Light Wizards web site www.lightwizards.net
We painted the front exterior of Austin City Hall with color changing LED light fixtures.  The Light
fixtures were programed with lighting software to slowly change color throughout the evening. At the
stroke of Midnight these lights flashed wildly bringing in the New Year with a burst of Eco Friendly
Energy! The entire installation uses less energy than three 100 watt light bulbs, yet it is still very colorful
and  bright.

12 LED RGB light fixtures (IP 65 rated),
Each Fixture contains 36 x 1 watt LEDS, 12 red, 12 green 12 Blue @  .2 amps max power each
Control: Programming via  Elation Compulive Lighting  software, DMX 512 Control signal
Interactive Lights
Richard Phillips Interactive Light Painting at Buford Tower & Musical Lights
( Synth A Beams ) Commissioned by First Night Austin 2009
Richard Phillips Interactive Light Painting at Austin City Hall
Commissioned by First Night Austin 2009
Thanks First Night Austin
We had a blast!
We welcome any pictures or videos you have of First Night Austin 2009.
Photo by Richard Cadena
Photo by Richard Cadena
Photo by Richard Cadena
Outdoor LED lighting at Austin City Hall by IES
Color Changing LED for Austin City Hall by IES
Outdoor Color Changing LED for Austin City Hall by IES
Weatherproof outdoor Color Changing LED for Austin City Hall by IES
Beam lights Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Uplighting for Buford Tower by IES
Synth A Beam Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Fun Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Dance with Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Control Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Programed Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Play with Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Beats with Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES
Trigger sounds with Synth A Beams Interactive Lights for First Night Austin by IES