A new, high-end boxing facility in Taipei, Taiwan, went all out to add a distinctive atmosphere for aspiring boxers and turned to a lighting system from LED lighting manufacturer Soraa, Fremont, Calif., for the solution. Soraa said its LED lamps installed at Boxing Plus Wellness Center gave the gym an elegant, clean and comfortable space where male and female boxing patrons of all ages and levels can learn and train.
Chubic Lighting Consultant chose 74 PAR30 and 121 MR16 Soraa LED lamps to create an unusually elegant atmosphere for a boxing center and to spotlight the beautiful high-end gym equipment. Soraa’s gallium nitride (GaN on GaN) lamps illuminate the large space and separate the three regions of the gym, including the boxing ring, weights and punching bags. The company said its lamps’ high-intensity beams bring an elevated level of control, illuminating each piece of the gym’s Italian exercise equipment. Given the short ceiling, the PAR30 and Soraa SNAP system is able to diffuse and refocus the LED light, making it much softer with less glare for people who use the gym.
“Boxing Plus Wellness Center is in class of its own in Taipei. The lighting creates a sophisticated ambiance – creating both a sense of drama and place and even exclusivity with spotlight in the equipment area and locker rooms,” said Jimmy Chu, Chubic Lighting Consultant.
The gym is so unique and well-illuminated that multiple commercial and editorial fashion photo shoots have been conducted in the space for magazines such GQ, Vogue and Elle.
"Jimmy Chu, the head designer of Chubic Lighting Consultant, has surpassed our expectation and aim of redefining the ambiance of a boxing center to an haute-couture-like boutique. Lights are orchestrated to simultaneously exude theatrical tension on boxing stage with spot lights, playfully rhythmic energy in workout space, and tranquility in shower area as a perfect ending. Lights are deflected by linear curtains to avoid the discomfort of shining directly into customers’ eyes when they stretch. While the lighting escalated the centers aesthetic level, it is also practical to the actual needs,” said Boxing Plus owner Portia Chi.