Lighthouse launches VideoBlades 12

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Hong Kong – Leading LED screen manufacturer Lighthouse Technologies has announced the launch of VideoBlades™ 12, a revolutionary large-scale LED display technology that straddles the worlds of video and lighting in the entertainment, events and architectural markets.

VideoBlades™ 12 are the result of an alliance between Lighthouse and Pix2o, providing a 12.5mm pixel pitch, modular LED screen that delivers superb image quality both indoors and outdoors, with a literal twist…

VideoBlades™ 12 comes in two formats, SkyRoll™ and GroundRoll™ which can be deployed by rolling up or down from its patented rotating structure, just like a window shade. The modular format allows for the seamless formation of large-scale screens limited in size only by a customer’s needs.

SkyRoll™ deploys down from overhead and is available in 4m, 6m and 8m widths and up to 10m screen heights, whilst GroundRoll™, as the name suggests, deploys up from the floor resulting in the lowest possible rigged weight and is available in infinitely seam able sections 2m to 3m wide, up to 10m high.

Both SkyRoll™ and GroundRoll™ are pre-configured at the factory and shipped to the end user with only a minimal number of electrical and mechanical connections required to operate the system. Additionally, the VideoBlades™ 12 are supported by an integrated truss sub-structure, together these attributes have proven to afford maximized truck packing, unprecedented load in/out speeds, minimum handling and minimum wear and tear.

The VideoBlades™ 12 display system is composed of individual display IMs, called the Blades. These can be organized either horizontally or vertically into a video display of any size desired. They have the added advantage that the Blades can be used in groups or singly as set lighting fixtures and scenic elements. They are all operated from the same control and distribution system.

VideoBlades™ 12 was selected as the best new video product at LDI 2010.

"This partnership with Lighthouse provides us with the opportunity to greatly accelerate the introduction of the VideoBlade system into the marketplace and allows Pix2o to focus on the continued development of innovative display technologies and applications," says Pix2o CEO Leo Stearns.

“As with all Lighthouse products, our aim is to provide our customers with solutions that will give them real benefit,” says Lighthouse Managing Director Peter Chan. “VideoBlades™ 12 opens up a multitude of creative opportunities, whilst reducing operational overheads and inventory requirements.”

VideoBlades™ 12 feature highlights:

•Available in 12.5mm pixel pitch for SkyRoll™ and GroundRoll™
•All signal and power interfaces to each Blade travel through a single connector. This capability enables the elimination of AC power at the Blade
•100% front and rear accessible for mounting and demounting. Each Blade can be removed in under 15 seconds
•Weatherproof: IP67 ingress protection
•Extremely robust
•The innovative design and packaging techniques of both products reduce the amount of power dissipated in the Blade and reduce component temperatures
•3-in-1 SMD lamp
•120 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle
•Calibrated at 6,500 Nits for daylight viewing

Lighthouse Technologies Limited is a global leader in LED display technology that develops, manufactures, and markets LED video display solutions for multiple indoor & outdoor applications, media and entertainment events, and sports arenas across the globe. With numerous technological breakthroughs to its name, Lighthouse has established itself as a multi award-winning leader in the LED display industry that holds itself to the highest standards of quality.

Founded in 1998 Lighthouse has a strong global presence with regional offices in Europe, North and South America, the Asia Pacific and China. Employing the most advanced technology, the highest quality manufacturing facilities, and world-class, round-the-clock technical support, Lighthouse satisfies customers on every major continent, captivating the imagination of millions. For more information about Lighthouse, please visit

Pix2o is a technology company focused on expanding the applications of LED video technology through the creation and development of innovative displays and application software. Pix2o is a privately held company, based in California. It’s seasoned team draws on extensive experience in the video display, data communications and aerospace industries. For more information about Pix2o, please visit

Lighthouse Technologies Ltd. Anita Leung/Renee Chu Tel: (852) 2192 1688 Fax: (852) 2423 1092


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