Tides is a landmark, fine dining restaurant on the west coast of Barbados. The LightStar brief was to create an impact at the front of the restaurant, improve the lighting quality and ambiance at the bar area and create an exclusive yet relaxed Caribbean flavour in the main restaurant. This was achieved using a combination of Architectural, Flood and Landscape Lighting products to compliment the landscape and waterscape.
Appropriate lighting levels were a key factor. In conjunction with the architect and proprietor,LightStar developed a unique concept for the bar area, subsequently supplying the lighting fixtures and assisting with installation. To overcome the challenge of creating an attractive, relaxed ambience, whist providing sufficient lighting for guests to read menus and staff to serve tables, Hunza low voltage fixtures with glare guards, focusing on natural elements, were introduced to the trees and foliage. Subtly positioned flood lighting was added to the entrance area immediately creating maximum impact and awareness from passers by. LightStar was subsequently retained to provide appropriate sea illumination including the use of colour in some cases for additional effect.
FIXTURES – Architectural, Flood and Landscape Lighting
MANUFACTURERS – Egger Lighting, Hunza, Trac