Allegheny County Courthouse Lighting
2 Mirandas, synchronized remotely
The Allegheny County Courthouse is a 130 year old building in downtown Pittsburgh, and its facade and tower lights are a part of many of the city’s traditions, including the lighting of the trees to start the holiday season.
Color-changing architectural lighting was installed on the Courthouse facade and tower about 10 years ago, as part of a larger effort to beautify the building and restore the tower. Since then, the facilities staff have been able to change the colors of the building’s lights for every occasion – but updates to the programming were cumbersome, often taking 2 hours to physically connect to the two controllers in separate electrical rooms across the building from each other.
When the county made the decision to upgrade the control systems this year, LaFace & McGovern chose our Miranda DMX to replace the existing controllers. There are still two controllers, but now they can both be updated remotely from the Facilities Manager’s computer, or from another phone or computer anywhere with an internet connection.
As an added bonus, the tower and facade, which used to be two independent systems, can now run synchronized cues, giving the building’s lighting a unified, polished look for every occasion.