Applelec lights world, Daktronics chosen by Bisons

Jan. 25, 2006
LEDs from Applelec are illuminating a giant world map, while Daktronics has supplied more sports arena LED displays.
Applelec LEDs lights the world – literally!

Applelec Sign Components has supplied LEDs from Permlight for a London-based company, The Sign Works, to literally, light up the world.

Applelec lights the world The "world" in question is a map at the London offices of ConocoPhillips, an international, integrated energy company. Sign Works contacted Applelec in November 2005 to supply Permlight Twister Red LEDs for their client.

The world map is made up of curved, powder-coated stainless-steel panels to custom-fit the recess. The continents are also curved and in 4mm magnetic satin stainless steel.

To compliment the steel, 225 Permlight Twister Red LEDs were fitted to provide the bold red halo effect by day. Overall the map is 3.2 meters wide by 2.1 meters high.

Gary De-Freitas of The Sign Works said: "Permlight Twister Red LEDs were chosen to reflect the red in the corporate identity of the client's logo. Despite some insistence when everyone else suggested the obvious color should be blue, I have to admit that it works pretty well!"

Ian Drinkwater, sales director of Applelec Sign Components commented: "Once again this highlights the versatility of the Twister LEDs to provide lighting effects for a variety of different sign projects."

Daktronics display for North Dakota State University

Daktronics has been chosen by North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, to design, manufacture and install an integrated scoring, video and advertising LED display system for Bison Sports Arena.

Bison Sports Arena The system includes a custom center-hung scoring and video display, as well as custom end-court displays, both of which feature Daktronics proven ProStar® VideoPlus LED display technology.

The custom center-hung display also features a ProAd® display ring, that can show game in progress information, team and player stats, full-color animation and cropped video clips to add entertainment value and raise the crowd's enthusiasm level. ProAd® digital displays can recognize sponsors in a variety of ways and offer complete message flexibility.

Fans will be informed and entertained, and sponsors easily recognized, with an LED scorer's table featuring team and player statistics and a variety of graphics, animations and messages.

Three-sided shot/game clocks, which provide vital game information, and backboard LED light strips are also part of the integrated scoring system that was provided.