Hittest/Collision Detection

Hi there, I am just asking all your expert advice.

I used to do flash but haven’t for some time.

I’m trying to create an animated ‘LED style’ display. I want to draw/tween/type shapes or text and have the ‘LED dots’ detect the animation and turn on the relevant dots.

I’ve been testing the hittests but it slows down pretty quickly and the problem with the hitTestObject is that it obviously just detects the bounding box, NOT the vectors.

Can anyone please take a look at the file attached or let me know whether i’m on the right track?

Cheers, Ol.