Thursday, June 23, 2005 9:00:31 PM
Check this out i think this is the start of new technology to come in the comming years...this programmable system can display video and graphics as well as customized programed patterns

this system installed on the Verkoma Giant Wheel at Morey's has 200,000 LED's - and the number of channels operating the lights - 4,600. it replaced a LightLab 25,000 bulb turbolight system. it's said that this system will save on the rides annual lighting cost by 90% over the old turbolights.

the final result is being finnished off and the videos taken were from may... check em out it's realy a cool thing at:


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Flying Coaster
Friday, June 24, 2005 2:18:56 AM
That is really slick.
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Friday, June 24, 2005 4:18:27 AM
Friday, June 24, 2005 5:45:18 AM

Now THAT is absolutely incredible!

The new LED's have a brightness level that was hard to achieve even a few years ago.

Although there is something to be said about the incessant chattering of relays in a Turbolight system[;)]

Friday, June 24, 2005 6:37:37 AM
The other good thing about LED's is that you don't have to replace the bulbs for a long time. Energy cost will be reduced drastically. I hope to see more rides go towards LED lighting in the future.
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Friday, June 24, 2005 6:38:37 AM
Fantastic. My controller had only 4 channels but also had an opto isolater giving me 4 channels for neutral. I can't believe it has 4600 channels, even if divided by 2. I would like to see the wiring diagram.

All the sign building mags are showcasing led lighting systems in a big way.
Flying Coaster
Friday, June 24, 2005 11:41:53 AM
It was only a matter of time, as the automotive industry is using them for taillights, markers, etc. on trucks, municipalities putting them into traffic signals, they are appearing at the top of radio transmission towers now too. Just a matter of perfecting the technology. The possibilities for ride lighting are pretty endless. Bub counts will be increasingly difficult to attain though.
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Steve F.
Friday, June 24, 2005 12:36:03 PM

Big up the Morey's Pier crew! I'm dead impressed! This is going to kick A! *drool*[:X]

drooling asside, this makes sense. Especially now as LED technology is really getting good. Moving light MFGs have started to make wash lights that just use LEDs for color mixing. Theres all sorts of drama now about a company called Color Kenetics invlolving LED color mixing patents.
Friday, June 24, 2005 7:43:42 PM
Wow, absolutely fantastic looking. Hard to describe in words how great it really looks.
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Friday, June 24, 2005 9:42:52 PM
Great Eye Candy ,Although the bub count is 95%.[;)]Top outer 2 on wheel's edge & a couple out on the spokes of the wheel toward the middle/center. It still looks SHARP as a MOFO !!!!
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Saturday, June 25, 2005 5:41:54 AM
well there still probly worken on those sections boils have to remember not all things work peacefully once on site or they may have not hooked em up yet
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Randy D.
Sunday, June 26, 2005 7:37:29 AM
I havent been up close to the Big wheel on Navy pier in Chicago in awhile. Although, that wheel has a very similar light package. They might be using the new technology on that wheel also. Love the look of the new lighting!!!!
BSA Mike
Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:08:13 AM
wonder what a light package like that costs...
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 1:03:17 PM
verey nice love to look at the ligth on wheels i can look all nigth long
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