The G-Force International Entertainment Corporation history with Luxor Hotel Resort and Casino began in 1991 when Zachary Taylor, G-Force IEC Chairman attended the first design conference for the Luxor project. This conference was attended by invitation only and was held by Veldon Simpson, the architect. It took place in a conference room at the Circus, Circus RV Center building. G-Force was contracted to design, build, install and focus the lighting system of the Luxor Sky Beam, and worked inside the project from that time through to the Grand Opening on October 15, 1993. G-Force worked closely for two years with the architect, Perini Construction, and Circus, Circus senior management and executives in designing the lighting with 45 Xenon 7000 watt lighting fixtures and 12 airport strobe lights along with high voltage and low voltage electrical systems and controls, but also consulting with mechanical engineers for cooling and ventilation, electrical engineers for power grid requirements and routing, the architect team and the construction company to support the installation of The Beam of Luxor.
When the Luxor Sky Beam first pierced the night sky, it was then and remains to this day, an instantly identifiable world-class landmark for the Luxor Hotel Resort and Casino. As seen from the International Space Station (NASA/NOAA night-time Earth studies), the brightest place on the planet is considered to be the Las Vegas Strip. The brightest light on the Strip is the Luxor Sky Beam! Simply put, the Luxor Sky Beam is the brightest single visible light on Earth, 25 years after its creation.
G-Force IEC managed the permit process, working with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), McCarran International Airport and the Clark County Department of Aviation to permit the Luxor Sky Beam and designate it as a navigational landmark.
As the brightest beam in the world, it could be seen from anywhere in the Las Vegas valley, and can be seen at flight level from above Los Angeles (over 275 miles). At ground level, on clear nights, it can be seen as far south as Laughlin and even as far north as Mesquite or Beatty, Nevada, at the time of its installation.
The Luxor Sky Beam was the only technical feature attraction system at the opening of Luxor Hotel Resort and Casino that operated, without error, the first time it was powered on, and has remained in operation to this day! To the best of our knowledge the Luxor Sky Beam is the only original technical feature attraction system that remains in operation at Luxor Hotel Resort Casino since the 1993 Grand Opening. We feel that this is a testimonial to the original design, engineering and installation of the Luxor Sky Beam operating systems by G-Force IEC.