Lighthouse Technologies Donates LED Video Screens for Napoleon Harris Celebrity Benefit Gala

Lighthouse Technologies donated 63 large-screen displays for use at The Napoleon Harris Celebrity Benefit Gala in Chicago
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Lighthouse Technologies Donates LED Video Screens for Napoleon Harris Celebrity Benefit Gala

Jul 12, 2006 5:09 PM

Lighthouse Technologies announced it donated 63 large screen displays for use at The Napoleon Harris Celebrity Benefit Gala that took place on July 8 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. The Benefit Gala honored the contribution by five people who are making a difference with their hard work and respective foundations or organizations.

"We are honored to be part of this worthwhile event," said Mark Chan, Managing Director for Lighthouse Technologies Limited. "Lighthouse feels it is important to support the hard work of organizations such as The Napoleon Harris Foundation which strives to improve the education and welfare of children, who are the future of our communities. Our LED video screens project vivid images that enrich events such as this Benefit Gala."

Lighthouse has been involved with numerous charity events including the Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons' "Art for Life East Hampton" benefit and the Live8 concert in London and Berlin, important events including the G8 Summit in Scotland, and exciting entertainment around the world including the Rolling Stones concert in Argentina, the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and the unveiling of the 2008 Olympic Mascots and gala ceremony held in Beijing, China to mark the 1000-day countdown to the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games, where the largest R6 rental screen to date was installed, consisting of 275 panels.

The screens used at the Benefit Gala included a large screen on center stage, consisting of six panels by six panels and measuring 12.6' x 9.45', as well as a smaller screen in the pre-dinner cocktail area.

The Benefit Gala evening was co-hosted by Tamron Hall, of Fox News Chicago, and Napoleon Harris, who welcomed the crowd. While dinner was served, the audience watched videos highlighting contributions being made by professional Chicago sports teams and their players to their communities: the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Blackhawks. Two of the evening's honorees, Antwann Randle El and artist Nelly, both of whom attended the Gala, were introduced and thanked for the hard work that they, and their respective Foundations, have made. Their award presentations were shown on-screen, enabling everyone in the large ballroom to see. Honorees Senator Barack Obama, athletes Michael Jordan and Antoine Walker, and artist Ludacris were unable to attend and were thanked in absentia. The evening continued with a tribute to the late Grammy award winner, R & B singer Luther Vandross, which was shown on the large Lighthouse LED screen.

The R6-III LED displays are the newest version of this state-of-the-art screen from Lighthouse. With its exceptionally high resolution, high contrast, and wide viewing angle, the R6-III is the perfect choice for large events that want to make a visual impact on their audience. A new computer-operated fan control easily enables silent operation during times when no noise is preferable.

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