From San Bernardino National Forest to the San Gorgonio Pass
Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa was established by the Morongo Band Mission Indians in late 2004. Just west of Palm Springs, CA, Morongo Casino lies deep within the 32,000 acre Morongo Indian Reservation. Surrounded by the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, the 44 acre, 27 story resort is one of the largest casinos in California.
Morongo is one of the most prestigious casinos in California and rated as a 4 Diamond resort. Guest accommodations include 272 standard rooms, 32 suites, and 6 secluded casitas that surround the Oasis Pool. The casino floor is 148,000 square feet and has a wide variety of over 2,000 tables and slot machines to choose from. The interior has a 1960’s feel to it and is decorated with ornate lighting and fixtures to give it a contemporary feel. Club 360, located atop the hotel tower, gives a wonderful view of the mountains from 330 feet of elevation. Recently Federal Heath and Morongo worked together to upgrade the lighting on their freeway pylon and tower structure.
Over 2,800 feet of freeform LED displays were used on the tower lighting. With a 62.5mm by 4ft pitch the installation process was difficult and unique. Some of the LED strips could only be installed by technicians rappelling down from the tower. Each side of the tower has 36 rows of between 40 and 90 feet of LED stripping. The ½ to 2 yd LED strips installed on the “Mohawk” were specifically made to withstand natural outdoor weather patterns. There are 11 power sources, pulling in a total of over 7,250 watts on each side of the Mohawk. A total of 13,700 (13,700 for both sides) pixels were used on lighting the North and South portions of the tower. The Morongo Tower now shines brighter than ever.
Morongo also added two new EMC LED screens to their existing pylon display. Each half of the display has a height to width ratio of 8’x16’, for a total screen size of nearly 20’ x 20’. The total wattage on the pylon display is just over 33,000 watts (both sides combined). Both EMC’s stack one atop each another for a total display matrix of 352×352 pixels, per side. The color capability of the LED displays is an astonishing 144 quadrillion colors. With each screen weighting in at over 2,155 lbs a piece, each EMC is built to last. While the Morongo’s pylon structure is unusual in shape, the use of the LED screens combines various text displays with full color video imaging to draw the perfect amount of attention to their electronic message center.