For venues that can't accommodate large, elaborate LED screens due to weight-load restrictions and rigging constraints, GoVision announced it has introduced its new 10mm CF tiles that it says are "the lightest LED tiles in the world, weighing in at just 10 pounds each."
The ultra-light GoVision 10mm CF tiles are now on display at the 2013 Nature Valley 1st Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif. The new technology debuted at a corporate event in South Carolina two weeks ago — the same day GoVision took delivery. Constructed from carbon fiber, hence the "CF," the new 10mm CF products weigh in at just 10 pounds each, compared to some traditional lightweight products that can weigh 80 pounds per LED tile/panel, the company said.
"Our new 10mm CF tiles have essentially expanded the universe for LED applications overnight, allowing us go places and do things that have never been possible before," Chris Curtis, CEO of Argyle, Texas-based GoVision, said in the announcement. "Think Times Square, giant LED arches, massive screens in smaller venues that can't support traditional LED trusses and rigging. The possibilities are endless, and we're having lots of fun dreaming up innovative ways to deploy this revolutionarytechnology at our clients' events."
GoVision's 10mm CF tiles also offer 5000-nit brightness, and the company said the surface mount diode tiles are equally effective indoors or out, and offer more than enough brightness for full sunlight applications. Clients can use them as traditional LED screens or take advantage of their 40-percent transparency to create dynamic "blow-through" visual effects and eye candy, the company said. And their ultra-light weight means heavy-duty trusses and rigging are no longer necessary.
The tiles may be configured both vertically and horizontally, and can be angled to form varying shapes,thus providing a canvas for creative LED designs, such as lining buildings and bridges, gazebos, lifestyle centers, ballrooms and convention centers and more, the company said.
The new tiles have already been booked for two shows that otherwise could not have accommodated such large LED configurations. On Friday, Oct. 25, a 17-foot-by-28-foot screen comprised of GoVision 10mm CF panels will adorn the stage during the Dallas Opera's live simulcast of "Carmen" downtown at the new Klyde Warren Park. The next day, GoVision will construct a 14-foot-by-23-foot screen at Dallas' Majestic Theater for the International Ballet Theater's performance of "The Weaving."
"We've just started scratching the surface on all the new ways we can use these tiles," Curtis said. "We've advised many of our long-time clients to put their thinking caps on, because the game has just changed."
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