Not all outdoor LED Displays are created equal. With so many options and features available, choosing the most appropriate one can be challenging. Some LED Display manufactures highlight quality levels while others focus on providing the best priced outdoor LED display.
Which one would you want to go for?
Lowest Price LED Displays?
Manufacturers that market them selves by price only are typically the companies to stay away from. These types of companies come and go quickly. Manufacturers that have the cheapest products typically cut a lot of corners when it comes to the type of internal component they use for the LED display. This leads to low quality cheap products. To cover up the low quality companies use fancy marketing terms to describe and sell their products.
Typically a LED display manufacturer with the cheapest prices offers:
- Lower levels of brightness –only 5,000-6,000 NITS
- Hard to use messaging software – lack of support & cumbersome
- Long leads times on parts & support
- Lack of Quality Certifications- not UL Listed, cUL Listed or CE Listed
- Bad Warranty – minimal 2 year parts warranty
- Pixel Sharing or Virtual Resolution – software that claims to sharpen led display images but long term will create many problems with the image clarity and life of the LED modules.
What is a high quality LED display?
By being honest and upfront about your products your business will always grow and customers will trust your quality.
When searching for a quality LED display and manufacturer always check to see if their led displays are:
Temperature & Climate Tested – units rated for minus -22 degree to 122 degree temperature means the manufacturer is using truly industrial grade internal components. This equals to years of reliable performance in even the harshest of environments.
Passes Strict Tests – before the LED displays ship they should be tested for and pass the following test: Signal Integrity, Cold Start, Radiated Emissions, Thermal, Impact, Flame, Rain, Immunity, and Surge Protection tests.
Support Materials & Free Training – library of prerecorded software training videos and free live software training.
Manufacturing Quality –manufacturing companies that are ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified is a great sign of a company solid company. This type of certification is the equivalent to quality.
Los Angeles gets the first Giant LED Screens.
Giant LED Screens on the two residential towers on the corner of Figueroa and 12th: this is the new attraction in LA.
This marks the introduction of the LED display “spectacular” market in the city, with the screens covering an eight-storey parking garage. What’s even more unusual is the convex and concave design of the screens, which has been created to mirror the building’s architecture.
In total, the bespoke LED displays cover 18,000 sq ft and boast more than 17 million pixels. When the screens went live, they showcased a Nike advert featuring Serena Williams.
However, the aim is to do more than simply provide a new advertising platform. The designers want the screens to “create visual excitement and energise downtown LA’s South Park District”.
SNA Displays is the company behind the installation, and its director of systems Stewart Ives explained that the screens will showcase content 20 hours a day.
He described the displays as “high profile” adding that “they just have to work”, and because of their location will be seen by thousands of people each day.
It’s hoped that plenty of people will see and engage with the content being shared on these giant screens, as they’re located opposite the L.A. Live and Staples Center. This neighbourhood attracts around six million visitors each year.
This is far from the only place where curved screens are being utilised. One casino in the Philippines recently introduced a curved, double-sided LED screen to an area known as the Solaire Stadium.
Set within the Solaire Resort and Casino, it’s at the heart of a new electronic betting facility where players can see the results of three games being played pop up on this big screen.
Bespoke LED displays could be coming to a cinema near you, now that cinema screens could be replaced with LED screens.
The first commercial cinema installed a giant projector-less screen made up of LED panels a year ago, and now more and more cinemas are getting in on the act. This means that cinema screens of the future could be made up of one giant LED screen.
A total of 30 screens are expected in to be installed in cinemas across Europe by the end of 2018. Most of the existing large LED cinema screens are currently in Asia.
“LED screens could potentially redefine our conception of the theatrical experience,” says Guillaume Branders, senior industry relations manager at European cinema operators federation the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).
Industry giant Samsung has sat up and taken notice of the change, noting that it is disruptive to the market and describing the current large LED screens as a ‘trial’ of the new technology.
They are aiming to get 20,000 installations in place by 2020, which represents 10 per cent of the global cinema market, which would be a massive undertaking.
They have a number of models which they are pushing three main models and don’t yet have a super large screen option for big screen cinemas.
These include: 2.7m-wide by 5m-high model with a 2K HD resolution for post-production (DCI certification is expected shortly),
5.6m-by-10.3m DCI-certified version with 4K resolution,
7.3m-by-13.4m screen due by the end of this year.
Designed for Indoor Solutions
The Ai series is designed for indoor use with fixed installation. The slender and lightweight aluminum structure of the Ai series enables installation of video walls without the use of any heavy metal structures.
The LED panels of the Ai series can be installed virtually to any type of wall structure. The power supply units, control cards, and every other component are accessible from the front of the panels. The passive thermal management of electronic devices of the LED panel ensures an extremely low noise level.
The Ai series has two individual models: The Ai05 and Ai06. Both models are suitable for seamless video walls in locations with a minimum viewing distance of five meters.
The Ai series is the perfect solution for replacing traditional video wall displays in locations with a sufficient viewing distance and where the objective is to construct a seamless video wall.
The Ai series is equipped with SMD LED pixels that produce smooth video playback and a wide, 120 x 120 -degree viewing angle.
The technical properties and the refresh rate of 960 Hz of the model are especially suitable for advertising in shopping centers, retail outlets, and airports.
A bright and seamless video wall
The Ai Series LED panels have twice the luminosity of traditional video wall displays and the LED panels can be combined to construct fully seamless video walls.
Optimal for indoor use
The luminosity, refresh rate and structure of the model are designed for fixed indoor use.
Maintenance from the front of the panel
All components are accessible from the front of the panel.
The passive thermal management offers silent performance and extremely high energy efficiency.
- Shopping center LED video walls
- Retail outlet LED video walls
- Lobby LED video walls
- Museum LED video walls
- Airport LED video walls
- Fair center LED video walls
- Advertising LED video walls