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porcelain-edged signface. Hurd selected Benjamin Moore
Corotech® Acrylic Gloss DTM V330 enamel, applying two
coats of primer, two coats of white enamel and three coats
of red enamel to the signfaces.
Maintenance and lighting costs for the neon were
running $30,000 per year and $20,000 per year, respectively.
LED lighting was considered the most effective replacement due to a potential 80% savings in electricity usage.
Vivid Pixel LED Neon Flex product with DMX control
from Green LED Lighting Solutions (Moncton, NB, Canada)
was selected. The rope lighting produces 110 lumens/m,
consumes 12W/m and has a running length up to 33 ft.
"This is one of the only waterproof RGB systems on the
market and the control system is very nice in that you
can switch the colors easily using a smart phone or other
digital device," explained Pat Lawrance of S.M.L. Electrical.
The sign has concentric rows of lights to achieve a number
of color combinations and a spectacular display.
The sign can now display a variety of colors thanks to
LED rope lighting with DMX control.
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