PixelFLEX Takes to the Bond

Heralded as the largest single-phase resort in the Caribbean Islands, Baha Mar offers a choice of 3 celebrated hotels, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, and a collection of lounges, spas, and restaurants.

All surrounded by a stunning ocean view casino, the developers of the project also wanted to create Nassau’s premier nightlife destination, complete with a state-of-the-art DJ booth, sound, lighting and video system.

Working with the David Harvey at Harvey Marshall Berling Associates (HMBA), the dynamic production design inside the upscale nightclub at the Bond now includes a high-resolution video experience with FLEXLite LED from PixelFLEX, installed by the A/V integration firm Think Simple.

“When we were approached by HMBA about assisting with the LED video installation at the Bond, we hoped to give the space something that no other nightclub in the Caribbean had ever seen,” began Greg Michelier, Think Simple.

“The goal was to add a cool new visual aspect to the Bond, and a ceiling-mounted display is something that would truly set it apart from other venues. It really is a unique video system that’s now built into the ceiling and the wall behind the bar, using FLEXLite LED to add pulsing, immersive graphics to the driving music of the featured DJ or guest performers.”

FLEXLite LED from PixelFLEX is an economical and dynamic solution which provides both indoor and outdoor solutions ideal for any entertainment environment. With its bright, dense display and high refresh rate, FLEXLite tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to ensure perfect colour and brightness. Available in 2.6mm-6.25mm pixel pitch options, the easy access back panels allow for simple on-site repairs without the hassle of removing the entire back of a tile.

Greg continued: “Although the club can and does use the ceiling to show some video content, it’s mainly used for high-definition visual effects that enhance the music and add to the energetic atmosphere. On the other hand, they then use the LED video on the back wall as an immense visual display for the DJ logo artwork, VIP guest recognition, and for upcoming events at the nightclub and the resort.”

Now open to the public, the Bond at Baha Mar is fully operation with the 2,000 square-foot ceiling video display and a 6’ x 17’ video wall above the bar. As part of a project that also included the installation of the sound, lighting, and CO2/fog systems, the team at Think Simple was pleased to have the support of a trusted partner like PixelFLEX during such a unique installation.

“We were extremely happy with the FLEXLite LED video solution and the project support that we received from PixelFLEX,” added Greg. “While the quality of the product is really good, it’s the support during the design that really sets them apart. Their people were extremely helpful both before and during the installation, and the guests at the Bond are loving the new nightlife experience.”

“The customisation on this project was a lot of fun for our team, from design to implementation to seeing the finished look,” concluded PixelFLEX Senior Sales Representative Will Dickey.

“We love seeing the different applications our clients choose to use our products in, and their installations are always uniquely different. Adding a visual element such as FLEXLite LED video into such a high-class, luxury nightclub experience is only going to add to the already booming tourism industry in The Bahamas.”