Lighthouse installs two sets of LED screens at Hong Kong Stadium and Sevens Village
Hong Kong – 31 March 2009 – Fiji won a dramatic final against South Africa 26-24 to claim its first Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens title in 10 years. The tournament, held at Hong Kong Stadium, brought together 24 top rugby teams from across the globe for three days of world-class rugby competition. Started in 1976 by small group of volunteers with a passion for the sport, the tournament has become a larger-than-life visual experience for thousands of spectators that come from all over the world, thanks in part to the LED screens provided by official LED screen supplier, Lighthouse Technologies Ltd.
Since 2005, Lighthouse screens have played a key supporting role at the Hong Kong Sevens, which celebrates 32 years of sevens rugby this year, by delivering rugby action and important information in dramatic color and clarity. Lighthouse’s success at the Hong Kong Sevens reflects the growing role it plays in the sports LED screen market.
This year Lighthouse has installed two sets of its industry-leading R16i/o-II 16mm LED screens for the North Stand of Hong Kong Stadium and Sevens Village at the Indian Recreation Club. The stadium screen measured 7x6 panels (7.11m (w) x 4.57m (h)), while the Sevens Village screen was 9x7 (9.14m (w) x 5.33m (h). Both screens deliver Lighthouse’s world-class image quality with great color accuracy and high resolution, ensuring that even the smallest details are visible. The stadium screen, a fixture of the event since 2006, is popular among spectators for its instant replays as well as other important match, tournament and sponsor information.
Meanwhile, the LED screen in Sevens Village, a complimentary venue near the stadium, wowed rugby fans that were unable to buy tickets for the tournament with its incredible detail and impressive image quality and brightness.
“The Lighthouse LED Screens have become an important part of the Hong Kong Sevens, in both the Stadium and the Sevens Village. The screens are visually great and the service provided by Lighthouse is second to none,” says Warrick Dent, HK Sevens Tournament Director.
The Sevens Village screen, making an appearance for a fifth year in a row, also plays a critical role in delivering advertising and sponsor messages with compelling visual impact.
“We love working with Lighthouse because their screens are top-of-the-line in terms of performance and reliability and they really understand our needs,” says Scott Taylor, Commercial Director of Show Time Media, sponsoring facilitator for the Sevens Village. “We look forward to continuing this relationship for a long time to come.”
“We’re honored to continue having the opportunity to support this tournament,” Lighthouse general manager Peter Chan said. “Our success here reflects on Lighthouse’s steadfast growth in the sports industry, and our ability to provide comprehensive solutions at major sports stadiums around the world.”
Lighthouse’s sponsorship at the Hong Kong Sevens continues a tradition of delivering high quality, reliable display solutions to sports venues around the world, including Grand Prix events in Macau, Australia, South Africa and Bahrain, the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Australia, Open, Euro 2008, and many more.
Lighthouse Technologies Limited Pilva Kwan/Anita Leung Tel: (852) 2192 1688 Fax: (852) 2423 1092