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Morongo Casino


Cabazon, California – March 2005 – Design firm Visual Terrain went hunting for a high impact, cost-effective way to brighten up the Morongo Casino and Resort. The architect’s desire for a visual experience to draw visitors from a distance as they approached the property meant to be of an extraordinary approach. Element Labs’ Versa TILE was the perfect blend of light and image. We were able to create a solution that literally stopped traffic on Interstate 10 (without accidents) and presented the property with a unique identity.


The Versa TILE X2 are encased in an exterior housing and may be attached to almost any outdoor surface. In Morongo’s case, tile strips were customized to fit on the curtain wall mullions, making installation fast and easy. The slim design also solved a cosmetic issue faced by the hotel. “This made the fixture practically invisible guests inside,” Levesque says, noting that while exterior lighting is important for a hotel, it’s also vital that it doesn’t overwhelm those staying inside.


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