Upscale update to hotel and casino
Video dome with polycarbonate sheet brings modern look
A dynamic LCD video dome draws guests in to the porte cochère main entrance of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This dazzling display required a durable material that offered high light diffusion, uniform light transmission and optical clarity.
Weighing 6,000 pounds and spanning 24 feet, the custom video dome is constructed with steel and Makrolon® Lumen XT LC5 polycarbonate sheet from Covestro. Makrolon® Lumen XT LC5 polycarbonate sheet allows the video dome to broadcast artistic images, change colors, show video and convey useful information for guests of
South Florida’s premier gaming, entertainment and dining destination.
The translucent Makrolon® Lumen XT LC5 polycarbonate sheet acts as a diffuser for the 16,000 LEDs that light the dome. With its state-of-the-art forward scattering technology, Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheets offer high luminance uniformity and high light output at the same time.
When compared with other light diffusing products such as glass and acrylic, Makrolon® Lumen XT LC5 polycarbonate sheet has superior impact strength – an important attribute for this application. It was tested to withstand category 2 hurricane winds, which can reach up to 110 miles per hour. Makrolon® Lumen XT also offers higher flammability resistance and superior temperature resistance compared with acrylic.
The video dome was designed by David Mexico at David Mexico Design Group and fabricated by custom lighting manufacturer Lumid.
The main properties of Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet are:
- Range of diffusion levels
- Advanced diffusion technology
- Optimized light transmission
- Optimized surface texture
- UL-listed flammability rating
- Light weight
- Impact resistance