Gallery Place Chinatown
The Washington, DC downtown area has a new addition thanks to recently installed LED video displays manufactured by SNA.
The displays are located at the F Street entrance to Gallery Place, a unique shopping district in the center of Chinatown and near DC's Penn Quarter. The installation is next door to the Verizon Center and above a pivotal Metro subway hub.
The Gallery Place project features two high-resolution LED displays. Each display has a 10 mm pixel pitch and a custom radius. The video screens are 17'0" tall by 13'4" wide with a resolution of 522 by 204 pixels. Between the two screens, there are over 200,000 LEDs.
Custom LED Display
"This was a fun and unique installation," said Jason Helton, director of North American products for SNA Displays. "The display has a custom V-shaped radius which was accomplished with a custom corner module uniquely designed for this project."
Beware the Dragon
"One great aspect of this project is the dragon that wraps around the pole from the bottom of the sign and rears its head over the top," said Helton. "The dragon was carved from foam, and a fiberglass spray was used to coat the creature. The attention to detail during the installation of the dragon was extraordinary."
Surface-Mount Device Technology
The signage employs surface-mount device (SMD) technology, where the LEDs in each pixel are packaged together, allowing for crisp, clear imagery and a widened viewing experience.