FloppyFlex and ProPlex Drives at Vegas Golden Knights

December 14, 2018

FloppyFlex and ProPlex Drives at Vegas Golden Knights

December 14, 2018


With a nod to Game of Thrones, the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team now enters the ice through an iconic 20-foot, 2,375-pound medieval jousting helmet, artfully accented with 60 meters of FloppyFlex Digital LED neon. Originally conceived for the Stanley Cup, the team’s exhilarating entrance is now a standard feature for all home games at the T-Mobile Arena. Designed and built by Water FX of Henderson, Nevada, the colossal helmet features lighting by Sean Guarino, with the FloppyFlex provided by PRG Las Vegas.

“Outlining the helmet to create a portal worthy of the team required something cooler than conventional LED tape,” says Golden Knights LD, Sean Guarino. “I wanted this to pop, and Tim Brennan of PRG suggested FloppyFlex Digital, which exceeded my expectations. Using the pixelated Digital RGB version, I can create spectacular multi-color chases. The colors are bright, vibrant and warm, and installation was a breeze, especially with the help of excellent support from PRG and TMB.”

Sean adds, “We use three ProPlex FloppyDrive Digital DIN Rail units to drive three 15-meter runs of RGB FloppyFlex Digital. This is way more than adequate to highlight the giant helmet; it can be seen from the farthest points of the arena and really stands out in broadcast shots. We use two solo spot washes to create the ‘eyes’ peering out from inside the helmet. To keep things interesting for the arena’s 18,000 fans, we use a GrandMA console to create a different program for each home game.”

Lighting designer Sean Guarino’s company, Sexy Lites, Inc., specializes in lighting designs and programming for concerts and touring, special events, nightclubs, theatre, corporate events, conventions, tradeshows, and more.

PRG’s Las Vegas location is a multi-discipline depot, providing customers with professional production expertise and leading-edge technology in lighting, audio, video, scenic design, construction, and labor. PRG Las Vegas supports the live entertainment and installation markets with an extensive inventory of equipment and expertise. Learn more about PRG Las Vegas at www.prg.com/locations/las-vegas.

FloppyFlex, highest-quality, professional grade, flexible LED neon is the perfect and professional replacement for glass neon: Super-bright, easy to use, long lasting, durable and, at 24VDC, safe. Perfect for use indoors, outdoors, and even underwater, FloppyFlex is available in three sizes, in a variety of single-colors and RGB, plus Digital RGB and RGBW with DMX multi-pixel control. FloppyFlex White color temperatures range from 2100K to 5700K and standard colors include Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Amber. For even greater application flexibility, new high-quality, longer lasting IP68 silicone versions round out the range. Side-to-Side and Front-to-Back bend options are both available and accessories include a wide range of mounting profiles.

TMB distributes FloppyFlex LED neon and ProPlex FloppyDrive products worldwide: www.tmb.com/floppyflex. Learn about other exciting and innovative products from TMB at www.tmb.com.

Knights versus Kings at T-Mobile Arena during the first playoff game on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Las Vegas. CREDIT: L.E. Baskow


As ever, you have managed to perform minor miracles in getting things completed to deadline.
Ian Saunders White Light Ltd.
I really appreciate your attention to detail and your outstanding customer service!
Bradlee G. Jones PSAV
Thank you so much for getting this out to our customer in Macau. They were extremely impressed and grateful. You and your team did a fantastic job.
Julie Duarte 4Wall
Just wanted to say a big thank you for turning all the cable around last week. All went out on trucks in time. Appreciate all the support from you guys.
Lucy Taylor VER
Thanks for making my sh** week that little bit easier
Ed Railton Limelite Lighting Limited
TMB delivered great technical support for our supply of Flare LR Q+ fixtures. It is a great product we’re happy to stock. TMB support and the Flare product line is a great pairing.
Robert Kennedy Solotech

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