ETC Take Balloon Museum to New Heights

The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

ETC’s new control products helped modernise the balloon museum lighting control of the recent Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum’s history of lighter-than-air flight.

The top of the building, which is shaped like a dome, utilised newly washed ETC Professional Colour-changing LED fixtures. Manager of the museum Paul D. Garver said: “Because we are used a lot and we do a lot of activities all year round in the very early morning or late at night, it gives us a way to add an element of beauty to the building,”

Paul plans to let the lights react to weather conditions like temperature, wind speed and more, which ETC’s system will help with. Paul added: “They’re a living, breathing part of what’s going on and it’s a big benefit to us.”

The Paradigm system is also popular inside. The Museum’s event spaces are now easily changeable because of Paradigm control and the 7-inch Touchscreen station. Positioned near the ballrooms, the museum can easily shift preset looks in the ballrooms, showcasing the flexibility of the space.

Paul concluded: “We use the Touchscreen and its ease of use as a selling point to potential clients,” Paul added: “Everyone is really impressed. Museums are educational and engaging venues. We’re always looking for creative ways to get people involved and connected to us, lighting is one way to do that.”