Laser Shows at Sporting Events — Lasers are Used to Ignite Seattle Seahawks Fans For NFL Super Bowl XLVIII


Lasers Shows for Sporting Events



NFL Superbowl XLVIII has the entire entertainment industry buzzing, as preparations are being made for what is sure to be one of the most exciting Super Bowl games yet. The Seattle Seahawks recently claimed victory in the 2014 NFC Championship game, and are now headed to Super Bowl XLVIII where will they make their first Super Bowl appearance against the Denver Broncos. 


As this is the Seahawk’s first appearance in an NFL Championship game, the entire city of Seattle has been ignited with energy as they plan to cheer their beloved Seahawks onto victory, in hopes of claiming the rights to the prized 2014 Lombardi Trophy. 


In an effort to unite the city of Seattle for the Seahawk’s championship run, the team at Slick Lasers ( prepared a magnificent laser display which lights up the Seattle skyline with graphical images of the Seahawks logo, and numerical references to the number twelve, which stands for the “12th man” and represents the Seattle Seahawks fans for having an unparalleled reputation as the loudest fan base in the NFL. 


Slick Lasers has been running this laser display for the past several weeks, and it really began to take notice last Sunday (January 19th) as the Seahawks took on the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC Championship game. The laser display has drawn so much attention, that it has even been featured on Seattle’s local Channel 4 news. 


The team at Slick Lasers (led by renowned laserist Rick Hale) used Pangolin’s new BEYOND laser show software and control hardware to create the laser display. Using the advanced graphical and text editing tools inside of BEYOND, Slick Lasers was able to retrace the Seahawks logo, and display it on the Seattle city skyline. The laser display is scheduled to run until the end of Super Bowl XLVIII


Laser Shows for Corporate Events

Laser Shows are growing in popularity across a wide variety of segments. Now a days, you can see lasers shows just about everywhere… From nightclubs and festivals, to theme parks and sporting events, to music videos and tours. However, in recent years, the corporate world has also taken notice and realized that laser shows add that "WOW" factor to their events. Be it a new product release, company event or launch, or promotional advertising campaign, lasers add a stunning, visually impactful display, which your clients will be sure to remember. An example of this can be seen by watching the following laser show and video, which was created for world-famous car manufacturer AUDI. A laser show was choreographed and displayed using our LD2000 and BEYOND laser show systems, to help increase excitement for a new line of automobiles AUDI was releasing to the market.


Here at Pangolin, we see the new trends emerging in the laser light show business (such as the use of laser shows at corporate events), and we have crafted our laser show software and hardware to meet the growing needs of the marketplace. When using Pangolin Systems, you will have the tools you need to create amazing laser light shows, just like the one in this video. If you have questions about the use of laser shows at corporate events, or if you would like additional information on laser shows in general, contact us! We've been creating laser systems since 1986, and as the world's leading provide of laser show software and hardware, and as an industry leader in the laser entertainment industry, we are more than happy to help.

Pangolin Laser Systems Helps Make Laser Shows Safer, with Innovative Laser Safety Products


The popularity of laser light shows has risen exponentially over the past few years, and many experts now believe that the laser light show industry is valued at over a quarter of a billion dollars. 

With such a huge increase in the number of new people entering the laser show business, as well as the number of laser light shows taking place, the need for proper laser safety training and easy-to-use laser safety products has also grown. 

Pangolin Laser Systems has been in business for more than 28 years, and has always been a leader in the application and promotion of laser safety. The company has received numerous patents and international awards for innovative laser safety technologies they have brought to the market. 

In a recent laser safety seminar (which took place as a part of the LDI Exhibition in Las Vegas this past November), Pangolin’s President and CTO William R. Benner Jr. discussed some of the issues surrounding laser safety, and explained how Pangolin is providing clients with easy-to-use safety products, which help them perform shows that are not only beautiful, but are also safe and in many cases more enjoyable to watch. During his presentation, Benner also highlighted free information and articles which discuss laser safety, and are available on the Pangolin website:

Some of the technologies discussed during Benner’s presentation include Pangolin’s patented “Beam Attenuation Map Technology” (BAM for short), which allows operators to reduce the output power of the laser projector, when projecting into specific area. This feature (which comes standard in all Pangolin software, including the popular QuickShow, BEYOND and LD2000 programs), allows operators to reduce  the output power of the laser projector to a safe level for those viewing the show, or for performers who may be exposed to the laser beams. 

In addition to their Beam Attenuation Map, Benner’s presentation also discussed other patented Pangolin Laser Safety Technologies, such as their Professional Audience Scanning Safety System (PASS for short) and their Safety Scan Lenses, both of which are considered as standards in the USA for performing audience scanning laser light shows (where the laser projection is directed into the audience, so that the laser beams actually touch people in attendance or the performer’s themselves). 

Audience scanning has become more popular in the United States recently, and many high-profile tours and shows are using a PASS and Pangolin’s Safety Scan Lens technology to incorporate audience scanning into their events. Some of these events include the recent Justin Timberlake 20/20 World Tour, the Dave Matthews Band US tour, as well as events performed by Grammy Award-Winning artist DRAKE.

More information about Pangolin’s PASS System and their Safety Scan Lens technology can be found online at the following links: 


Safety Scan Lenses:

Pangolin encourages all laser operators to take laser safety seriously, and in addition to creating laser safety products, they have also partnered with trade associations like the International Laser Display Association (ILDA) to host laser safety training seminars, and laser safety officer training courses. 


LaserX honors the memory of Nelson Mandela, with beautiful laser display

Nelson Mandela


In recognition of the recent passing of former President Nelson Mandela, LaserX (for their client The Western Cape Government), paid tribute to the great man by choreographing a laser light show to display Nelson Mandela’s face, name, and messages onto the side of beautiful Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. 


To perform such a stunning laser display, the team at LaserX used Pangolin’s new BEYOND laser control software and FB3QS hardware. The new features inside of Pangolin’s BEYOND software (including the advanced drawing program and geometric correction features), allowed for LaserX to create these custom animations, and display them onto the side of Table Mountain in Cape Town. 


Check out the full press release discusing this notable event, by clicking here