Lighthouse and Panasonic have installed Lighthouse Impact 16 LED displays and two sets of LED video fascia at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., home of Michigan State Spartans football.
Prior to the 2012 season, Michigan State cast a vote of confidence to Panasonic and Lighthouse, installing new HD LED displays, scoreboards and a new sound system at Spartan Stadium. The $10 million project replaced a 14-year-old scoreboard, message board and audio system.
The project, a collaboration of Panasonic and Lighthouse, features a new scoreboard/video screen in the south end zone measuring 5,300 square feet. In the north end zone, two LED video displays provide 1,654 square feet of LED video per display, and a one-of-a-kind, 450-feet long LED video wall spans the north end zone, providing animations, video, sponsor messages and live statistics and scores on 4,500 square feet of LED video. Combined, the north and south end zones deliver entertainment and information to Spartans' fans on 13,300 square feet of Panasonic/Lighthouse LED displays.
Spartan Stadium's main LED display is built with Lighthouse's Impact 16 LED video panel, the waterproof SMD LED video chip for outdoor applications. With a wider viewing angle than non-SMD products, 6000-plus nits brightness levels and a significant price advantage, the Impact series is ideal wherever long viewing distances are required, such as sports arenas, outdoor digital signage, advertising billboards, shopping malls and theme parks. Lighthouse's Impact series offers a large panel for quick installation, is IP65 rated, and provides front and rear access and easy-release IM structure for simple maintenance. The Impact 16's 16-bit processing technology heightens brightness levels, color contrast and image quality, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor venues with bright ambient light, the announcement said.
"The project required massive construction in order to get the products in place," said Jim Doyle, president of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. "Panasonic's partner ICON HD managed the construction elements of the project extremely well to achieve a very aggressive schedule."
"Lighthouse's collaboration with Panasonic at Spartan Stadium resulted in a unique, spectacular LED video installation," added Ed Whitaker, Lighthouse N.A.S.A. director of sales. "This past season, Michigan State fans have enjoyed a game day experience like no other."
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