There are endless theories, it seems, as to what happened – but what is without question is that the other day, an LED wall hung on a truss for events at the Mandalay Bay’s arena in Las Vegas collapsed.
It seems to have been a relatively slow motion collapse, as opposed to a catastrophic crash. It does not seem like anyone was hurt, which is very good.
These are direct view LEDs used as stage backdrops for concerts and big corporate events.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.