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Anyone seen those insanely bright green (presumably) LED dot matrix
price signs at the service stations? (BP usually)
I've been noticing these for a while and they seem to be growing in
popularity.
I can't help but be distracted by them every time I pass by, certainly
a big WOW factor.
So much brighter and nicer looking than the multitude of other LED
signs out there these days.
Many petrol stations have LED signs, but these green dot matrix ones
are truly standouts.
Anyone know any technical details?

Dave.

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No, but sound like a major Driver Distraction, and should be banned. Just
lkike those blue-flashed1 headlights that grab your periferal attention
whether you like it or not.

geoff



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Probably only a distraction to nerds who find that sort of thing
fascinating!
Regular punters are probably just looking at the petrol price.

No worse than those tall blow-up figures, waving pizza sign dudes,
people dressed in gorilla suits, or a hot looking chick waiting to
cross at the lights.

The M2 motorway in Sydney was dog slow the other week going to work, I
thought it must have been another accident. Nope, just a cyclist chick
in hotpants changing her tire in the breakdown lane, once past that it
was a dream run.

Dave.

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Dreaming of .... ?

See , hot-panted chick cyclists should be banned as a Road Hazzard.

geoff



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Getting to work 20 minutes earlier.
I get plenty an eye-full of girls in hot-pants every day at the gym.

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Nope, I like'em, just stupid motorists who have to slow down to take a
look on a motorway.
If everyone learns to rubber-neck at speed there won't be any
problem :->

Dave.

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I have experience with setting up signs and ballons etc. In QLD you have
tell mains roads what you are doing and get an ok etc.



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I knew I was missing something when I elected to work entirely from home
9 years ago.

Don...



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Yeah, it's a joy...

I have a work from home option if needed, but we are "encouraged" to
turn up to the office every day even though all we do is keep to
ourselves in front of our computers. Not a particularly efficient
business model...
At least I can make my own hours to avoid traffic.
*sigh*

Dave.

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   That would depend on how good you look in hotpamnts? ;-)


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Have seen ones like this at Matilda servos and had a look at them at
night from the ground.

While its hard to estimate the size of things that are up high, Theirs
appear to be made of bunches of  10mm high brightness red leds (groups
of 7 it looks like) that form a "pixel"
There are a substantial number of these "pixels" in each 3.5 digit
display panel, and I agree, gives excellent readability any time of
day from some distance away on the highway.

I think the secret is simply the large numbers of LEDS as much as
anything

By the way, these setups are nothing new.
I recall seeing in moscow some time back outdoor video LED
"billboards" some of which would be easily 3m x 4m and had full colour
video of quite watchable quality (could show full motion video but was
a bit grainy). No problem viewing in full sunlight either.

Mostly were used for beer advertising both with graphics and video.

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Many of the large railway stations in London have very bright LED colour
television displays.  Some, such as Victoria station, have had one for 5
years or more.

Chris



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