SSL lighting accents artistic theme of NoHo Art District in North Hollywood

March 20, 2008
Date Announced: 20 Mar 2008 The NoHo Arts District, a large urban development project by the city of North Hollywood in California, is now highlighted with an artistic LED lighting display - “Art Box” conceived by the creative design firm Electroland in Los Angeles and manufactured by Act One Communications, Inc. in Irwindale, California.The one-square-mile Arts District is “Where the arts are made”, located one mile north of Universal Studios. It’s filled with an array of entertainment options for the artist and art lovers, and also home to the “behind-the-scene” companies as silent partners for the production of movies and TV series. The city of North Hollywood sought a unique contemporary LED lighting work that would fully reflect the artistic theme of the district. The innovative “Art Box” has provided the right solution.This lighting display employs the ActPixel system developed by Act One Communications, allowing display of either decorative color lighting or electronic messages. The finished unit measures 128 feet long by nearly 7 feet high, mounted inside the windows of a new 2-story commercial building featuring HOWS Market and other retail chain stores. Electroland developed the operating software capable of choosing either preprogrammed messages of the famous movie lines or animated light patterns triggered by the detection of drive-by vehicles with surveillance video cameras. The vivid and unique moving display easily catches the attention of the passing-by motorists and pedestrians.The ActPixel is a “smart” lighting pixel made of high-brightness red, green and blue LED’s inside and has a built-in IC chip that can produce up to one-billion changing colors from the pixel. The system controller allows each pixel to be addressed independently so that very versatile lighting patterns can be created. For the NoHo project, a Digital Video Interface Controller is offered by Act One Communications for a flawless interface with the surveillance video camera.About Act One:Act One Communications, Inc. is an Energy Star certified manufacturer specialized in outdoor LED lighting, large LED video displays, and niche LED system applications. It provides products and services to clients in the North, Central and South Americas.

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