Lear Headquarter’s Client Showroom Audio Visual Installation

Corporate Audio Visual InstallationMercury Sound & Lighting was asked to design a lighting system for Lear Corporation that would create a trade show like atmosphere at their headquarters in Southfield, MI. A truss system was requested to imitate that of a an auto show display that would allow for lighting fixtures to be suspended for overhead lighting on display’s. The team at Mercury worked closely alongside Sr. Creative Lead, Assi Grossman, to insure a quality outcome in this new space.

A total of 800’ of Thomas Engineering 12” x 12” Black Power Coated Truss was installed  as the framework of the lighting design.  Mercury riggers did an outstanding job using existing rigging points as well as creating a few of their own to suspend the truss.  36 connector strips were then installed and mounted to the truss allowing for dimmer access anywhere along this 800’ suspension.

MSL brought on Leprecon, a Michigan based lighting company, to build a custom dimmer rack for the Southfield Lear Corporation.  Leprecon designed a 60 channel install rack with five MX-2400 Dimmers and a TMB 500 power distribution.  A LPC-96V DMX controller with a 15” touch screen and built-in-W-DMX transmitter was also included.  This dimming system designed by Leprecon and Mercury would create a fully controllable lighting system.

80 ETC Source Four Pars and Source Four Zoom Jr.’s were the lighting fixtures of choice.  With 750W Osram lamps, the Source Fours would create the color temperature desired by Lear.  Each fixture was installed along the truss to meet the angles needed to light the product displays.

Lear also requested an 80’ Video Wall to be installed towards the rear of the new showroom.  Mercury S & L was teamed up with Howard Luby of Mediascape to create this 80’ seamless projection.  Mercury installed a total of 7 Eiki LC-WUL100 projectors.  Four of these projectors were used for the projection wall.  Mediascape designed a software program that would allow all of the content to be viewed as one seamless image across the 80’ wall.

No audio visual system would be complete without audio! A four zone audio system was also installed by Mercury to allow for optimal sound throughout the showroom.  Mercury chose 8 JBL Control Speakers to be the loudspeaker choice for the sound system installation.  Crown CDi amps and DBX processing were also used for the audio system.

The overall project included a total renovation of the Lear Corporation Headquarters.  These renovations included everything from a raised floor, electrical, product displays, and signage to the audio visual elements discussed.  The overall outcome was a huge hit for Lear and is expected to increase the visual experience of its clients.

Why should I hire a Professional Lighting Company?

profesisonal-lighting-company-mercury-slWe often get this question.  “My DJ offers uplighting. Why should we choose Mercury?”  We are glad you asked.

Over the years, there have been many DJ’s, florists, decorators and party rental companies here in Michigan that have added uplighting to their service’s list.  To make this plain and clear, they are not production companies and can not offer you the same service or equipment that we can.  We’ve all heard the expression “A Jack of All Trades” and have heard or experienced horror stories of what choosing the wrong company or vendor can cause.  This is why it is important to hire a company that specializes in the service or product you are looking for.  You wouldn’t hire an electrician to do your plumbing work, would you!? Why not? They are both in the construction business?

Make sure that you ask the proper questions while choosing the right company for your wedding lighting needs.  We often hear a client tell us that their DJ or florist is offerring them uplighting for the fraction of the cost, but what type of lighting are they giving you?  There are hundreds of different lighting fixtures on the market (the same as there are automobiles).  Your DJ may be offering you a much cheaper lighting fixture than what Mercury can offer you.  You might say, “An Uplight is an Uplight!”, but this simply isn’t true.  Photo’s are always a great reference to use when looking at different lighting options.  You will realize how much of a broad wash our lighting fixtures give after looking through our wedding lighting photos. An LED uplight that costs $100 does not even come close the intensity, color or beam spread of a $1500 fixture.  This is why there is a cost difference.  It’s ok if you are on a tight budget and can only spend a small amount on lighting. This is why MSL offers a wide selection of wall wash fixtures and packages starting at only $250.

Aside from uplighting and wall washes, there are several other important lighting component’s to making your wedding day shine! Mercury has the tools and expert’s to make your wedding beautiful.  Please contact us today to discuss how we can provide you with the look you want.  Be sure to check out our wedding lighting photo’s from venues across Michigan and the Midwest!

Case Study – Pace Academy

pace_academyMercury was asked to install and integrate 40 projectors in classrooms throughout Pace Academy.  Our experts found a way to meet a tight budget and timeline to accomplish for the school. MSL finished the task in a matter of a week and a half for the school.  Our job included everything from mounting the projector, to running all electrical, to VGA wall plates for the teachers to plug into.

Jacob’s Fight Presents “Rockin’ the D on the Runway!”

Runway Lighting DetroitMercury Sound & Lighting was very happy to provide audio, lighting, staging, drape and video for the Jacob’s Fight Foundation’s Charity Event and Fashion Show at the Edgewood Country Club in Commerce, MI on Friday!  This was the first annual fundraiser of Jacob’s Fight with their goal of raising money to “Knock Out Pediatric Brain Tumors”!

MSL was asked to team up with Indigo Salon of West Bloomfield, MI and A June Event to help transform this space from a Ballroom to a New York Fashion Show Runway.  The outcome was electrifying!  A 32′ runway was built by our team to be the center of the show.  The runway combined with draping, pin spots, 30 Micro W LEDs, and intelligent lighting set an inimitable feeling for the show.

The event began with entertainment and then speaking from the foundation’s founder, Shelly Pesta.  Mercury provided video screens and switching equipment to seamlessly switch between video’s and logos along with a complete audio system.  Later in the evening the fashion show began with unparalleled designs from designers such as Artalia Designs.  Our lighting designer did an incredible job setting the mood for the fashion show.  Strobes and LED changes created a similar effect to camera flashes from a New York Runway!  This look mixed with a coverage of ETC Source Four Pars created the presentation that our client was looking for.

We are very honored that we were able to be a part of this event and to team up with such artistic designers and coordinators.  Thank you Jacob’s Fight, Indigo Salon and A June Event for making us a part.  We look forward to many more successful and creative events!

Contact Mercury Sound and Lighting for all of your production needs! We offer top quality equipment for all events from Concerts and Corporate Event to Theater’s and Fashion Shows.

Absolutely Gorgeous Event Lighting Ideas

Mercury Gorgeous Event LightingEvent lighting is the most essential part of event design and it has a magical power of transforming what you have into what you want to have. Well-thought event lighting can turn a shabby hotel restaurant into an elegant wedding hall or a retro inspired party venue. All you need is a proper collaboration of traditional lighting elements and high-tech event lighting technologies.

7 miraculous event lighting ideas worth considering for your next event.

  1. Curtain lights
  2. Light balls
  3. Traditional candle décor
  4. Chandeliers
  5. Illuminated glass floor
  6. Illuminated furniture
  7. Bubble walls

Case Study – Straightgate International Church

straightgateOur team worked tirelessly to provide Straightgate with a completely new look in their sanctuary.  We worked along side Daniel J Bondar Builders LLC to create something spectacular.  The entire stage was re-designed from beginning to end.  Mercury designed a new live video system along with re-designing the lighting system.

Work completed includes:

  • 22’ 16:9 Da-lite Motorized Screen at Center Stage
  • Eiki 15,000 Lumen Projector
  • 2 Eiki 7,000 Lumen Projector’s for 9’ x 12’ Side Screens
  • 4 52” LCDs Throughout Sanctuary
  • 32” Confidence Monitor
  • 2 42” LCDs in Foyer
  • All New Kramer Electronics Video Switching
  • 12 Pixel Range Micro W LEDs for Set Pieces
  • Full Lighting System Re-Program and Focus
  • Complete System Design and System Integration

Case Study – Detroit World Outreach

DWOMercury Sound & Lighting professionally installed a full JBL Vertec Line Array system in this 3300 Seat Sanctuary. We worked closely with Pastor Matt Beebe of Detroit World Outreach to design a system that would create even audio coverage throughout the sanctuary. The result was a state-of-the-art sound system that takes their worship experience to a new level.

Our work done at Detroit World Outreach includes:

  • JBL VERTEC Line Array System
  • Crown Digital I-Tech HD Amplfiers
  • HiQnet System Integration w/ System Architect Software
  • Aviom Pro 64 Digital Snake
  • LED & Moving Light Equipment
  • ETC Ion Lighting Control Console

Case Study – The Harvard Drug Group

harvard_drugThe Harvard Drug Group is a known manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Products, headquartered in Livonia, MI. The IT team at Harvard came to Mercury with the need for an audio system on their sales floor for team meetings and announcements.  Mercury installed ceiling speakers throughout the room along with amplification, wireless mics, and a mixer to control the system.

Case Study – Word of Faith International Christian Center

word_of_faithWord of Faith called upon Mercury’s design experience to help them create a Kid’s Zone that was unlike any other ministry in their area.  The task was take a portion of their building and create a Kids area that would really minister to their young people.  We worked along side Mike Brown to create 12 different zones throughout the building.  Each zone, hallway or room has a theme.  The themes go all the way from images on the walls to lighting and sound. Mercury provided a system that would allow the kids to have audio that coincides with the themes surrounding them. What an experience.

Here is some of what we did:

  • Crown CDi200 Amps
  • DBX Zone Pros
  • Integrated Tascam Hard Disk Recorders
  • Installed 72 Ceiling Speakers and wall Mounted Speakers
  • We even put a speaker in the Space Ship Themes Elevator!