Friday, January 27, 2012

Viva Las Vegas!

Visit Fremont Street Experience and witness the world’s current largest electric sign.  
Light & Sound shows are presented every night beginning at sundown.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrolling LED Signs Keeps New York Awake 24/7

Surely, everybody has heard of the Big Apple. Crowded, fast-paced, bustling with life and energy, New York City has made a remarkable dent in global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It houses the ever-famous Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park. But more than just a commerce hub, one place in this bustling city has become an iconic world landmark and a pictogram of New York and the United States – The Times Square.
Dubbed as "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way," the Times Square is the New Year’s Eve party hub, the social scene, and the entertainment district. It is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and super signs. The square bustles with light and movement. Scrolling LED signs are visible in almost all the busy streets of New York, most prominently displayed in the Square. LED signs, electronic message boards, LED displays are just about everywhere.  Mind you, these electronic displays and scrolling LED signs are not a nuisance. In fact, the busy lights from LED signs have indeed made New York City a city that never sleeps.
During the First World War, Times Square was the heart of the Theater district and fascinated a large number of tourists. This made the square a perfect place for billboards. In 1917, the first large electric display billboard was installed.  Years later, the first running electric sign was let for the first time, to announce Herbert Hoover's victory in the Presidential elections. The billboards have become such a tourist attraction, that they now require that the buildings be covered with billboards.  Buildings now wear signs as a second skin; hence scrolling LED signs are such a hit!
LED technology has undeniably brought this city to a whole new level. Today, buildings around the square are covered with LED signs. Open LED signs inform passersby of shops that are open in the wee hours of the night.  Scrolling LED signs help tourists find the best restaurants, obey traffic rules, get updated with what’s happening globally and a whole lot more information that they need to know.
Visit New York and experience “the nightlife” even during daytime.