1Rebel Dubai

Project Details

Project Type


Lighting Design

SoMA Lighting

Project Location



December 2022


Chris Goldstraw

Products Specified

Located in Dubai’s premium lifestyle and business destination, ICD Brookfield Place, 1Rebel has brought the most luxurious fitness destination to the region. The 11,500 sq. ft space features two beautifully crafted studios where 1Rebel’s famous full-body classes will take place, and an open gym with over 100 pieces of premium equipment. The gym is known for its nightclub aesthetic, featuring dark rooms with dynamic LED lighting and innovative design, for an exciting atmosphere that gets the blood pumping.

Interior Design practice AAID appointed SoMA Lighting for the lighting design, and they specified bespoke lighting solutions from leading lighting manufacturer LEDFlex Group to fit the brief. The aim was to provide RGB lights with DMX controls to create dynamic lighting displays. LEDFlex Ultra Bright in 120 RGB and Pro Profile 3409 Grey were selected as inground and wall lights and placed throughout the corridors. The lighting was controlled with the LEDFlex Flex Drive 180D controller – this allowed the whole gym to be synchronized to an AV system for all RGB lighting, music, and signage to be programmed and controlled via DMX control. The dynamic lighting design created a modern gym-slash-nightclub feel, enveloping the entire space, from the studios to the changing rooms, in an exhilarating, colour-changing environment. The lighting plays an important role in motivating and exciting gym goers, providing the ultimate environment for a fun and luxurious workout in the heart of Dubai.