SPEEDVEGAS Sign Set to Go Live Friday

SPEEDVEGAS Sign Set to Go Live Friday

Construction crews have completed installation of the massive, 100-foot high and 50-foot wide SPEEDVEGAS sign that will be fully lit for the first time at dusk on Friday, June 10th. This massive undertaking included 1,800 man-hours of design, tooling and fabrication resulting in the creation of one of the largest signs of its kind. Illuminated with 19,200 programmable LEDs and standing 10-stories tall, the SPEEDVEGAS sign will be the first sign that all visitors traveling north on Interstate 15 will see as they approach city limits. Having a sign of this height and width was needed in order to “Attract fast-moving, incoming and outgoing drivers from miles away,” according to Darrell Stock, general manager of Patrick’s Signs. “Due to the sheer size, it is rare to find a commercial sign like this anywhere in the world. To put its size in perspective, the SPEEDVEGAS’ sign is more than twice the average commercial sign size.”

Construction crews have completed installation of the massive, 100-foot high and 50-foot wide SPEEDVEGAS sign that will be fully lit for the first time at dusk on Friday, June 10th. This massive undertaking included 1,800 man-hours of design, tooling and fabrication resulting in the creation of one of the largest signs of its kind. Illuminated with 19,200 programmable LEDs and standing 10-stories tall, the SPEEDVEGAS sign will be the first sign that all visitors traveling north on Interstate 15 will see as they approach city limits. Having a sign of this height and width was needed in order to “Attract fast-moving, incoming and outgoing drivers from miles away,” according to Darrell Stock, general manager of Patrick’s Signs. “Due to the sheer size, it is rare to find a commercial sign like this anywhere in the world. To put its size in perspective, the SPEEDVEGAS’ sign is more than twice the average commercial sign size.”

CONSTRUCTION

One would assume that a sign of this size and magnitude would use a massive amount of power. In actuality, the SPEEDVEGAS sign operates on just 30 amps of power each day and has an operational lifespan of 25,000 hours, making it one of the most energy efficient signs of its kind. While the SPEEDVEGAS sign may reach 100 feet into the sky, it also extends an additional 26 feet into the ground. To insure that the SPEEDVEGAS sign will be able to withstand the high winds that tear through the Las Vegas valley, 37 cubic yards of concrete surround the base of the sign allowing the sign to withstand winds up to 115 MPH.

In addition to the installation of the SPEEDVEGAS sign, construction is still underway on the 20,000-square-foot, 2-story welcome center that will feature indoor and outdoor observation decks, food and beverage selections at a well-appointed café, meetings and event space and much more. Those that are interested in coming out to see the initial lighting of the SPEEDVEGAS sign will need to take exit 25 on Interstate 15.

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