A new 4K halo board order from the LA Clippers, requiring 3,500 sqm of 3.9mm LED, has helped to push annual revenues at Daktronics above $800m for the first time in its history.

World’s largest LED halo leads to record sales at Daktronics

Daktronics has crossed the $800m mark for orders in a single fiscal year for the first time in its history, thanks to large projects including the LA Clippers’ massive Intuit Dome Halo Board.

The Intuit Dome Halo Board is the largest ever double-sided halo display in an arena setting – an almost full acre-sized scoreboard in California set to open in 2024 as the new home of the Clippers.

Daktronics is currently expanding its manufacturing capabilities in multiple locations to support the growing demand for LED displays. This includes the doubling of the company’s capacity to deliver Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED product lines and increasing production space in its factory in Brookings, South Dakota by 90,000 sqft.

The Intuit Dome Halo Board will be one of the first projects to use the new assembly line in Brookings. The board will feature approximately 38,375 sqft (or more than 3,500 sqm) of digital canvas – that’s more than 3,592 60-inch televisions and more than 233 million LEDs.

The Clippers specifically designed and engineered the Intuit Dome roof to accommodate the unique Halo Board, optimising sightlines from all seats and putting a priority on the viewing experience of upper-bowl seats

The inner halo display will measure 32 feet high by 623 feet in circumference (approximately 10m x 190m) and the outer halo display will measure 28 feet high by 661 feet in circumference (approximately 8.5m x 200m), making the full halo proportionally more balanced than others. The entire halo will be 4K and feature a tight 3.9-millimetre pixel layout.

“We are excited to partner with Daktronics, an innovator in video displays, to develop a Halo Board that will create one of the most intense live experiences in sports,” said Gillian Zucker, LA Clippers’ president of business operations.

Additional displays located in and outside the Intuit Dome will inform and connect with audiences as they arrive until they are seated for the main event. Large lobby displays will engage with fans and a giant 23-foot-high by 190-foot-wide screen will overlook the outdoor basketball court on The Plaza.

Ribbon displays will be installed along seating fascia and inside seating bowl entrances, and courtside scorers tables and basket stanchion displays will also add to the game-day experience, while offering opportunities to highlight sponsors throughout events.

Daktronics has also already built and installed a mini Halo Board in the Clippers’ Intuit Dome Experience Center.

“This milestone is a testament to our people, products and services all working together for the betterment of our customers,” said Daktronics president and CEO Reece Kurtenbach.

“While large projects like Intuit Dome’s Halo Board quickly move the needle towards our goals, we value every order in every market. We enjoy working with our customers to achieve their unique business objectives through advanced audiovisual solutions.”

Reference : AVinteractive