Hospitality/Leisure

How to light a bowling alley

a multicoloured bowling alley
As well as bowling lanes, the building boasts karaoke pods, pool tables and a cafe.

IF YOU can’t go LED colour-crazy in a bowling alley, where can you? 

That’s what the owners of Cambridge Tenpin wanted when they put the brief together for their new entertainment hub in the university town.

As well as bowling lanes, the building boasts karaoke pods, pool tables and a cafe.

The venue’s owners wanted a multi-functional LED system which incorporated the highest quality white light and a multitude of vibrant colours.

Ease of control was high on their wish list too. 

They needed to be able to manage the whole system in one action from a central PC.

They specified that they needed the capability to control specific areas separately and remotely via either an app or alternatively, an on-site PC.

The venue’s owners wanted a multi-functional LED system which incorporated the highest quality white light and a multitude of vibrant colours.

They hired LED control specialist Ventola Projects, which completed the project in three weeks using its VAvR lighting system. 

The range – which comprises a combination of VAvR linear optics, CS16 downlights, CS4 downlights and VAvR Pixel LED tape – delivered the fun overall effect that Cambridge Tenpin wanted.

‘The biggest challenge at Cambridge Tenpin was choosing the right products for the different areas as each needed to have their own specific mood,’ company boss Mick Ventola told Lux.

‘We loved working on this facility, and we’re delighted with the final result.’

Leicester-based  Ventola Projects also supplied their colourful LED installation at the company’s other site, Cheshire Oaks Tenpin.