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W-DMX at the Baku European Games Closing Ceremony

August 2015

The W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB took centre stage during the closing ceremony for the first European Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.


The final act of the closing ceremony featured 900 lanterns carried onto the field of play by individual performers, 230 of which were equipped with a W-DMX OEM chip receiver for a custom LED pack inside each lantern. Of these, 180 were attached to a giant sphere chandelier, which was raised by hoists to hang over the centre of the field. The other 50 were carried by volunteer children performing on the stage. 


A single W-DMX F-1 G4 Transmitter delivered signal to all 230 lanterns. “Every W-DMX chip was easy to install and worked perfectly, the system was reliable and we had no problems,” said Duncan Turner, Director of Carbon Lighting. 


The closing ceremony was led by Artistic Director James Hadley with Creative Director Libby Hyland and Production Designer Josh Zangen. Lighting Designer for the ceremony was Ted Wells, assisted by Lighting Director Travis Hagenbuch.  


Assistant Lighting Director was Charles Dabezias, Executive Producer was Scott Givens of Five Currents and Nick Eltis was Senior Technical Director, with Ola Melzig as Senior Technical Manager. Anders Karlsson was the technical production manager, and Toomas Vann the senior production manager. W-DMX equipment was supplied by PRG.


“The entire Closing Ceremony was really so creative, but the final act was special– after all the laterns were brought out and the chandelier was raised, all the performers in the show joined together on the field and had a giant dance party to the closing acts. All of the lanterns worked perfectly even in such a high traffic wireless area. We were proud to be part of this event,” said Niclas Arvidsson, CEO of Wireless Solution


Wireless Solution Sweden is the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless lighting control equipment, now celebrating 350,000 units sold worldwide and over 50 OEM partners. Hailed for its reliability and ease of use, Wireless Solution’s W-DMX has been used in major lighting applications including the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, the Super Bowl and many more.


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