IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 4, 2008 – Audiences are having “the time of their life” at the U.S. premiere of â€˜Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage' in Chicago, IL., thanks to Lighthouse Technologies. The leading global LED display solutions provider, and its rental partner Sound Associates, a leader of audio and video solutions technology, installed 50 of Lighthouse's P10 10mm LED video panels at the production. The panels have been assembled into a single LED video display, 8 feet high by 20 feet wide, which serves as the backdrop of the production.
The record-breaking production is extremely technical. It is lit by 200 moving lights and includes more than 200 automation cues with state-of-the-art surround sound. The LED video display is the centerpiece of the production – projecting true-to-life images and live video of the production while frequently opening and closing to allow actors and stage props to enter and exit the stage.
Jon Driscoll, video and projection designer for Dirty Dancing, originally chose Lighthouse for the European production of Dirty Dancing in Holland. Since the production's scenes run back-to-back with no break in between them, the LED video panels that Driscoll chose needed to perform flawlessly despite the frequent opening and closing. The P10 10mm LED video panels performed so well in Holland that Driscoll incorporated them into the U.S. premiere in Chicago.
“My reputation is built on my ability to put on a technically flawless show every night,” said Driscoll. “Most LED video panels can't withstand the wear and tear due to the frequent opening and closing throughout the production. I prefer Lighthouse because its LED video panels are rugged and reliable.”
Lighthouse's P10 10mm video panel was created to exceed the needs of indoor display applications – making it the optimal LED video panel for stage performances, convention halls, shopping malls and arenas. It features a low-power design and Total Cost of Ownership to protect customers' long-term investments, and its 10 mm pixel pitch and 2000 nits brightness deliver unsurpassed color depth for optimal viewing conditions.
"Most LED video panels subjected to constant opening and closing require frequent maintenance, which is costly. The P10 10mm LED video panel's rugged design is cost effective and gives customers the peace of mind that it will work when and where they need it to,” said Joe Lapchick, sales manager, Eastern Region, Lighthouse Technologies. “We are excited that the LED video display is playing such a prominent role in Dirty Dancing and helping make it such a huge success.”
For more information about the pre-Broadway engagements of â€˜Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage' in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, please visit: www.DirtyDancingAmerica.com
Sound Associates is an innovative professional audio company with locations in New York City, Yonkers and Atlanta. The company was founded in 1946 and has services ranging from audio and video consultation and design, to installation and assistive technology. For more information, visit www.soundassociates.com or call 1.888.772.7686.
Lighthouse Technologies Limited is a leading LED technology developer, manufacturer and global supplier of state-of-the-art LED modular video panels, which can be assembled into large scale video screens for indoor and outdoor use. It also produces a range of creative video solutions that have a multitude of applications.
Specializing in the research and manufacture of LED products, Lighthouse has its own intellectual properties with a remarkable number of active patents worldwide and is committed to remaining the premier creator of intellectual property values.
The company's LED components, panels and complete video systems undergo stringent quality control with power-on, burn-in processes at ISO9001 and ISO14001-certified manufacturing plants.
From the company's inception, Lighthouse products have won numerous international awards, from the prestigious Consumer Product Design Award and the HKITCC Certificate of Merit in Technological Achievement in the 1999 Hong Kong Awards for Industry, to Buzz of the Show award at InfoComm 2004 in Atlanta and 2005 IBC Exhibition Design Award. Most recently, Lighthouse was selected as a Top 100 Global Award Winner by Red Herring Magazine.
Lighthouse operates on a global basis. It has sales offices and technical support teams in the United States, South America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Greater China and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.lighthouse-tech.com
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