LumenRadio & Philips Color Kinetics illuminates “Fly’s Eye”

Originally designed in 1982, the stunning “Fly’s Eye” was the creation of American inventor and architect Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). 31 years later, his design was realized and put on display at this year Toulouse Art Festival, France.

The vaulted dome of the white spherical building in Toulouse was dynamically highlighted in pastel shades, designed by Brad Koerner of Philips Lighting. 8 ColorReach, 4 iW Reach and 30 ColorBlast fixtures from Philips Color Kinetics were supplied for perfect illumination, all controlled with LumenRadio’s wireless CRMX Slim products.

A wireless system containing of 5 CRMX Slim receivers and 1 CRMX Slim transmitter was used to control over 40 high quality fixtures.

“One of the most important elements of this installation was to eliminate the need for any control cabling. It became clear early in the process that working with cables would be impossible for this project due to the various locations of the fixtures. The CRMX Slim products were suggested as the ideal solution to send reliable DMX distribution and it worked flawlessly!” says Bob van der Klaauw from Lichtpunt Theatertechniek.

Lichtpunt Theatertechniek was trusted with the design and programming of the installation and the lighting show was played by Visual Production’s CueCore. For more information about the “Fly?s Eye”, please visit:, or