Illuminated Signs 2023 Winner

Hansen Signs/Advent
Hansen Signs
Nick Hansen
Moncton, N.B.
Materials and Methods:

The Wildcats locker room is the first environment in which players gather. This enforces the need to have motivational signage to set the mood for a successful game. For this unique space, Hansen Signs developed custom acrylic channel letters using layers of opaque and translucent red acrylic layers with face- and edge-lit illumination. For the ceiling, the team used individually addressable LED in (120-ft) of custom acrylic ceiling panels that can be fully programmable with any animation. The animations are directed by a master controller, making it easy to project them throughout the panels to form a larger design, or to be projected on each individual screen. These panels were installed in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate for the twists and turns of the corridor. This results in unique lighting that can be easily adjusted for different events, and is a key feature to motivate players heading to the ice.