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from the across the solid state lighting eco-system.
Continuing the tradition, 2011/2012 will continue
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Lakewood Church Upgrades Displays with Higher Resolution Daktronics LED Video Displays LIGHTimes News Staff
July 17, 2014...Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas got two new LED video displays from
Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, South Dakota USA. Daktronics designed,
manufactured and installed two new LED video displays to replace the existing
Daktronics displays with a higher resolution display that features 4-millimeter
line spacing in a full black package.
The church uses the displays to show inspirational images and stories during
service or reveal IMAG (Image Magnification) shots as well as live video of the
sermon and song lyrics that allow the congregation to follow along. The feed
shown on the new LED displays is the same video shown on the video displays
inside the church.
The display installation continues the nine-year relationship between
Lakewood Church and Daktronics. The installation employs the existing structure
to support the new displays that measure more than 12-feet high by 22-feet wide
that replaces the two previously installed 8-millimeter pitch displays
positioned on each side of the main service platform. Installing each display
took roughly five days between Dec. 1 and Dec. 13.
"We started tearing down one of the old displays after the final service
on Sunday and had the new display installed and operational before the Saturday
service at the end of the week," said Nathan McGillivray, Daktronics
project manager of the installation. "It was critical for Lakewood to have
zero display downtime, so we installed one display the first week and the other
display the following week. Services went off without a hitch and with full
video display functionality."
"After the displays were installed, the wardrobe and makeup departments
had to be notified of everything that was now visible on the new
high-definition displays," said Joel Henie, Daktronics sales
Henie said, "A trip to the recent installation at Saddleback Church
really helped confirm Lakewood's choice to upgrade with Daktronics."
The upgrade reportedly offers image clarity and contrast that now makes
everything much more visible to the audience, from lint on clothing to blotches
of makeup and powder.
NEP's Screenworks Launches Largest Mobile LED Screen Trailer in North America LIGHTimes News Staff
July 15, 2014...NEP's Screenworks of Corona, California announced that it introduced the
largest mobile LED screen trailer in North America. The National Hot Rod
Association (NHRA) will employ the screen trailer at all NHRA Mello Yello Drag
Racing Series events. The new screen trailer, called BigMo 4, includes an LED
display measuring 19 feet high by 33 feet wide with an additional 4-foot ad
banner around the entire perimeter. The display, which is an unprecedented size
for a trailer-based device, offers enhanced viewing for the on-site fans and
provides an integrated branding opportunity for NHRA and its sponsors.
"Having this new BigMo on site this season has definitely enhanced the
live race experience for our fans," said Jim Trace, NHRA's director of
broadcasting and video communications. "We want everyone at the track to
experience all of the drama of the race up close, and the massive screen on
BigMo 4 really works to amplify the action. With the addition of the ad
banners, we also have a really unique way of connecting the NHRA brand and our
sponsors to the fans while they are engaged, on site and having a great
BigMo 4 is part of a family of mobile LED display trailers that NEP
Screenworks designed and developed. These BigMos displays feature an enormous
LED screen that rises above the trailer's roof and can easily be adjusted and
turned to offer the optimal viewing angle. Also, they all supply their own
power and have a self-contained, climate-controlled production room. NEP
Screenworks designed the BigMos for use in large, open outdoor spaces for a
variety of major festivals, sporting events, and large outdoor civic events
such as NHRA, NASCAR and IRL races.
"Our fleet of BigMo LED screen trailers provide the perfect solution for
clients who need a quick, easy, large display solution to enhance a live
event," said Screenworks Director of Racing, Sam Artinger. "BigMo 4
will follow NHRA for the next four seasons, traveling to twenty-four races each
year. Because it is an entirely self-contained solution, it can set up in less
than two hours, cover the race live, and then easily pack up and drive to the
FDA Approves New Pulsaderm LED Blue Light Therapy Device for Acne Treatment LIGHTimes News Staff
July 15, 2014...Pulsaderm, the U.S.-based skincare device company, announced the launch of
the FDA-Cleared Pulsaderm LED Blue at the 2014 Cosmoprof North America. The
FDA-approved Class II Medical Device is available for $189. Pulsaderm designed
the device with blue LED technology to provide a non-invasive and painless
treatment for mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Pulsaderm LED Blue reportedly
offers a safe, effective, and affordable alternative with competing
FDA-approved light therapy devices which often sell for well over $500.
Pulsaderm has made its LED Blue into an over-the-counter version of the blue
light therapy that many dermatologists use.
"We are ecstatic that Pulsaderm LED Blue has been rigorously tested and
approved by the FDA," said Pulsaderm founder and CEO Yvonne von Berg.
"Following the enormous success of the launch of Pulsaderm and Pulsaderm
Buddy facial cleansing brushes, adding Pulsaderm LED Blue seems like a natural
addition to the brand's growing line of affordable and effective beauty
The device employs blue light at a wavelength of 415 nanometers (nm). At the
device's light frequency and intensity, the light penetrates into the skin's
pores to activate light-sensitive porphyrins, in the outer cell membranes of
acne or acne-causing bacteria. Certain wavelengths of light cause porphyrins to
produce free radicals. These free radicals ultimately kill the acne-causing
bacteria without harming healthy skin. The device utilizes 97 non-damaging LED
lights for nearly four times as much power as most of its competitors.
According to the company, the brightness guarantees faster results for clearer,
blemish-free skin. Blue light therapy is 100 percent natural, non-invasive and
drug-free acne treatment process with no short-term or long-term adverse side
effects. The company boasts that the gentle and painless therapy reveals
visible improvements with each use.
"With innovative advancements serving as the backbone of Pulsaderm, it's
in the brand's DNA to revolutionize skincare," added von Berg. "All of
the Pulsaderm products were created in an effort to prevent and resolve
skincare problems at affordable prices. By incorporating the latest
cutting-edge technology in each product throughout the line, Pulsaderm aims to
deliver a new sense of clean."
BOE Technology Group Expands Evaluation Agreement with Universal Display Corporation LIGHTimes News Staff
July 10, 2014...Universal Display Corporation, maker of the UniversalPHOLED® technology and
materials, announced that the company has expanded the evaluation agreement
with BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Universal
Display will supply additional OLED (PHOLED) materials for display applications
and broaden its collaboration with BOE.
"UDC is the leading phosphorescent OLED material supplier. Through
establishing close partnership, we hope to push forward the development of OLED
industry together with UDC and other industry partners," said Wang
Dongsheng, Chairman of BOE Technology.
Recently, BOE invested in an AMOLED pilot production line for its Hefei G8.5
fab. With this pilot line, BOE reportedly developed a 55'' 4K2K AMOLED TV
module sample which the company exhibited in SID 2014 Display Week.
Additionally, BOE plans to produce small and medium AMOLED displays at its
AMOLED production line in Ordos.
"We are very pleased to broaden our partnership with BOE, the leading
Chinese manufacturer in the display industry, to further evaluate our PHOLED
materials," said Steven V. Abramson, president and CEO of Universal
Display. "Extending our collaboration demonstrates BOE's commitment to
provide advanced display solutions using our high performance, energy-efficient
PHOLED materials and technology."
NPDDisplaySearch predicts that by 2020, OLED shipments can reach 540 million
units as OLED revenues increase to $26.9 billion because of recent
demonstrations of OLED TVs by major manufacturers and their growing usage in
Universal Display points out several advantages of OLED diplays compared to
other displays types including a higher contrast ratio, a faster response time
for video and graphics, a thinner form factor, a wider viewing angle with no
degradation of contrast ratio, compatibility with alternative substrates (i.e.
plastic, aluminum foil), and lower switching voltage and power consumption.
LG Display Debuts 18-inch Flexible and Transparent OLED Panels LIGHTimes News Staff
July 10, 2014...LG display reported that it created an 18-inch, transparent and flexible
OLED panel that is rollable. The flexible panel has a high-definition
resolution of 1200 X 810 with nearly 1 million mega-pixels. The panel has a
curvature radius of 30R, and it can reportedly be rolled up to a radius of 3cm
without affecting the display's functioning. The company points out that the
new flexible OLED display proves that in the future, it can bring rollable TVs
of larger than 50 inches to the market.
Instead of conventional plastic, LG Display utilized polyimide film as the
backplane of the flexible panel to achieve the maximum curvature radius. The
polyimide film also allowed a thinner panel, which significantly improved its
flexibility. The transparent OLED panel boasts 30 percent transmittance through
the use of the company’s transparent pixel design technology. LG Display
reports that it successfully lowered the haze of the panel, which is generated
through the use of film components and circuit devices, to a level of just 2
percent. The new panel has about three times the transmittance of existing
transparent LCD panels which have a transmittance of around 10 percent.
“LG Display pioneered the OLED TV market and is now leading the
next-generation applied OLED technology. We are confident that by 2017, we will
successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more
than 60 inches, which will have transmittance of more than 40 percent and a
curvature radius of 100R, thereby leading the future display
market.” said In-Byung Kang, senior vice president and head of the
R&D Center at LG Display.
Panasonic India Launches Large, Multi-Touch Displays LIGHTimes News Staff
July 8, 2014...Panasonic India has debuted its LFB70 series of multi touch interactive LED
displays. The displays, which come in 50-, 65-, and 80-inch models target the
education and corporate markets. The LFB70 series of professional full HD
displays incorporate interactive whiteboard functionality with intuitive touch
screen technology. The LFB70 series offers up to six touch points and wireless
The LFB70 series of displays have built-in whiteboard software that allows
users to instantly use the display as a whiteboard without the need to connect
to a PC. The displays allow production of up to 100 pages of work on the
whiteboard. These pages can also be saved to the built-in memory or USB thumb
drive as JPEG image files.
The series employs the next-generation wireless technology Miracast,
enabling high-speed wireless transmission of content including full HD video,
from Miracast compatible devices to the displays.
Vineet Mahajan, Head, Display Solutions, Panasonic India, said,
“The launch of these series is yet another step towards enhancing our
portfolio offering next-gen interactive training features in the professional
display category. These series come with features providing an opportunity for
professionals to consider the future of digital teaching equipment for
classroom or boardroom purposes.”
The displays are available immediately in three models, TH 80LFB70, TH
65LFB70, TH 50LFB70.
Heartland Event Center to Upgrade Centerhung with Daktronics Video Displays LIGHTimes News Staff
July 3, 2014...Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, South Dakota USA, announced that the Heartland
Event Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, commissioned the company to design,
manufacture and install four new video displays. The displays will replace the
displays currently being used in Heartland's centerhung. Daktronics will also
be working with Henn Signs of Grand Island, Nebraska, to resell the
previously-installed equipment. The Heartland Events Center has scheduled the
installation for early this summer.
Heartland Events Center CEO, Hugh Miner, Jr has noted, "The upgrade of
the Daktronics video display along with video cameras will greatly enhance the
ability of patrons attending events to enjoy a production that better captures
all of the activity going on during concerts, sporting events and other events
held in the facility. The upgrade will also provide the option of showing
replays to those attending an event. Daktronics has provided HEC with great
service since the facility opened in August of 2006, and the upgrade in
technology will be a welcome addition."
The four video displays with six millimeter line spacing will each measure
about seven feet high by seven feet wide. According to Daktronics, the video
displays demonstrate excellent image contrast and clarity and wide angle
The displays can be divided into separate windows to show a variety of color
animations, vivid graphics, scoring information, up-to-the-minute statistics,
and sponsor advertisements. They are also capable of showing one large image to
highlight live video and instant replays.
"Daktronics is excited about the opportunity to be working with the
Heartland Event Center and Henn Signs on this technology upgrade," said
sales representative Matt Warnke. "These new displays will provide improved
image clarity and enhance an already great venue and experience."
Curved LED Display Created to Preview Atlanta Falcon's New Stadium LIGHTimes News Staff
July 3, 2014...NanoLumens, a maker of LED displays, and ICG, a digital media firm created
an immersive curved LED display installation. The installation is to preview
the Atlanta Falcon's new stadium that is being built. The 303-inch long
elliptical LED NanoCurve display has a 5-millimeter pixel pitch and measures
219 inches wide and 42-5/8 inches tall. ICG set up the Halo shaped LED display
in a prefabricated environment. ICG’s team integrated their brdKstr live
event controller. ICG also designed and created 3D animations that finalize the
“Working with the Atlanta Falcons organization, NanoLumens and
Legends has allowed for a collaboration that far surpasses anything seen to
date," Gordon Davidson, ICG's CTO, said. "Cumulatively we intend to
change the way professional sports organizations interact with their loyal
fans. This facility is the most technologically advanced preview center in the
world and we are pleased to demonstrate a glimpse of what the new Atlanta
Falcons' stadium will offer when it opens in 2017.”
“The new $1.2 billion multi-purpose stadium will be a
state-of-the-art, iconic sports and entertainment complex designed to attract
world-class sports, civic, cultural and commercial events, and will serve as a
landmark for the city of Atlanta,” Nate Remmes, NanoLumens director
of business development, said. “The center has been created to sell
tickets and had to be every bit as exciting and technologically advanced as the
stadium it serves, and we are proud to be the LED display solutions provider
chosen by the Falcons organization to make this happen.”
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