US Ford Dealer Wins a Halo

By Bob Raikes

Panasonic has supplied an LED ‘halo’ display to a US Ford dealer from Birch Run, Michigan that was installed by Installation & Service Technologies (IST), of Kansas City MO. The halo weighs just over 1,000 lbs (453 kg) so nneded care in assembly. The halo consists of 64 9″ x 9″ (228 x 228mm) modules of 4mm pitch LEDs in a 4 x 17 in array around one third of the halo. The balance was backlit with stretched fabric covering.

Panels marked for the top row featured setting pins to provide proper alignment. Subsequent rows installed easily below, with each LED panel attaching to the structure with a magnetic back. According to Stone, the use of magnets for mounting saved a significant amount of time for the LED installation, while also making for easy maintenance.

Also in the project, 15 55″ LCD displays and 3 32″ LCDs were installed along with a single 98″ UltraHD display.