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The lighting schematic showing four
different types of LEDs.

Fabricated aluminum letters with a fresh coat of Matthews Brushed
Aluminum paint.

The letter panels attached to individual frames in the shop.
with changing colors. Chuck Harder
from Bitro Group told us about his
company's LightSymphony Addressable
RGB System, which uses RGB "pucks"
controlled by a DMX system to produce full animation effects. This system
goes beyond the regular fade and
color changing capabilities of some
current RGB systems and helps the
borders of the letters stand out.
"We worked diligently to provide a
sign that continues the tradition of
being a historic landmark in downtown
Chicago," Mike said. "Paying close
attention to capture the spirit of

the previous sign, this new display
incorporates the latest and greatest
in lighting technology."
With the basic design concept in
place, Landmark began fabricating
a single letter panel for testing and
approval from the Goodman Theatre.
The panels consist of a 6 x 6-ft. 4-in.
piece of 1-in.-thick clear acrylic with a
routed groove around the perimeter
in which we embedded red GE Tetra
Contour LEDs to create a halo effect.
We back-sprayed the back panel a
burgundy color and mounted a 2-in.
aluminum tube border to the peri-

meter of the face. Finally, we used
Matthews 15394 Red Ferrari to paint
the acrylic panel backed with 3mm
Alucobond.
The letters mounted to the panels
are 5 ft. tall x 5 in. deep fabricated
aluminum. The perimeter of the
letters has a 2.5-in. channel to house
the addressable RGB pucks along
with GE Tetra MAX High Output
white LEDs. We covered the channel
with 2247 white acrylic placed flush
to the letter face. The insides of the
letters have a recessed piece of ½-in.
acrylic painted second surface that
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From the Editor
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At Large
Tech Review
Vehicles + Vinyl
Design Matters
Nuts + Bolts
Trending Times Square
Smart Surroundings
Digital Sign Manufacturing
Strictly Electric: A Goodman Sign
New Products
Advertising Index
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