Largest LED Chandelier at Sea – Norwegian Epic
Courtesy of: Norwegian Cruise Line
The maiden voyage Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Epic is nearing. The luxury cruise ship is one of the most talked about ships of all time and is NCL’s largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date.
The luxurious Norwegian Epic continues its trend of “firsts” such as the largest spa at sea, and will showcase the largest LED chandelier at sea and will be found in the ship’s Epic Casino. In addition, the casino is also the largest ever at sea.
The incredible chandelier, will change colors to all in the spectrum, up to 255 possible variations. The chandelier has a height of 21 feet, diameter of nearly 11 feet and weighs two metric tons.
The one of a kind chandelier was built in Vienna, Austria by Kalmar, who is a leading glass crystal maker and previously designed some of the largest chandeliers for hotels and palaces around the world.
Designed by UK-based SMC Architects and Lighting Design, the chandelier is fitted with about 40,000 crystal glass pieces of various shapes and sizes.
Spanning vertically to three decks, the chandelier can be seen from various vantage points including the casino, Teppanyanki restaurant, Wasabi Sushi Bar, Malting’s Whiskey Bar, Shaker’s Martini Bar, and the Atrium.
The design is of spiraling oval discs, each up to 30 feet in circumference, and 112 suspended crystal encrusted balls of up to one foot in diameter, which orbit the main structure at varying heights.
The chandelier is the most energy efficient at sea. It is completely illuminated by LED technology, using over 10,000 diodes. It is fully dimmable to most effectively enhance the lead crystals and is currently being programmed by UK-based Project International.
For additional information NCL’s Norwegian Epic or to book a cruise, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit http://epic.ncl.com