LED Screen Panel: The Ultimate Guide
1. What Is An LED Screen Panel?
LED (light-emitting diode) screen panel is a flat panel used to deliver large-scale video displays for public viewing. It uses an array of LED units known as modules of many small LED chips placed on a PCB (printed circuit board) substrate. The light produced by these LEDs is bright enough to provide you or your audience an enhanced viewing experience from short and long distances, day or night.
LED display screens have been widely used as digital store signs and billboards in recent years. It also offers a better contrast ratio than your traditional projector. That means an LED display is a much better alternative to a regular projection screen for delivering high-quality images or videos.
LED screen panels can give you seamless displays with no visible grid lines coming from the bezels. You may use an LED panel as a single small display or combine multiple screen panels to create a larger screen display. LED displays are sometimes used as stage or venue lighting and other visual displays to create an aesthetic effect on the illumination of the stage or venue.
2. When Is The LED Screen Panel First Used?
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The world’s first practical LED display used as an advertising screen was introduced in 1968 in the United States of America (USA) by Hewlett-Packard (HP). The design back then was still monochromatic and displayed the information with only one color, red.
Only during the early ’90s, it becomes possible to produce almost any radiation color, which credits a Japanese company named Nichia Chemical. In 1997 the first-ever white light-emitting LED was developed by Fred Schubert. The arrival of LED displays paved the way for the rapid growth of advertising businesses. LED display screens have become an essential part of the modern market, and their application has been actively expanding through the years.
Today in China, you can find many Led display screens on the streets almost anywhere you go. The LED wall in Beijing and the TV tower in Guanzhou are two examples of the modern application of LED screen panels. The limitation on what you could have done with LED screen panels lies in your imagination. The LED display screen has become prevalent in the entire international market, and it continues to be in demand in the 21st century. It has changed the face of advertising.
3. How Do LED Display Panels Work?
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An LED screen is basically like an LCD screen that uses LEDs (light-emitting diodes) instead of the older technology cold-cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) as its light source (backlight) behind the screen. LEDs are way less expensive to produce and are smaller than CCFL. That is why you can quickly notice that the LED screen is a lot thinner. It emits light in R G B colors straight through the surface of the screen display, and it offers you better contrast and generally improved viewing angles.
LED screens have three (3) main configurations.
Direct-lit. It is the cheapest among the three configurations. It utilizes a minuscule amount of light-emitting diodes. Also, it is more extensive and can provide you with less complex images. It is perfect for you if you are looking for more comprehensive and more affordable LED displays. You can’t, however, control it separately to match the luminosity of your pictures.
Edge-lit. It is the most common form of an LED screen. The LEDs in edge-lit screens are placed on the sides or edges of the screen. This type of configuration allows the screen to be significantly thinner. However, if you didn’t configure the LED screens correctly, you might encounter backlight clouding or the existence of light patches on your screen.
Full array. The entire display is the most delicate type of backlighting. With this configuration, the LEDs are evenly distributed over the whole screen to produce a steadier backlight. Additionally, it adapts to more dynamic colors and allows localized dimming. Because of all this, you will find it the priciest LED screen type.
4. Can LED Display Screen Be Used Indoors And Outdoor?
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Yes, LED screen panels can use both indoors and outdoor. LED display screens are an excellent tool for almost anyone who wishes to send their messages across a vast target audience, either for informational or promotional. It lets you get your message sharing more efficiently and fashionably. So even both the indoor LED screen panel and outdoor LED screen panel serve you almost the same purpose. It is essential to identify the environment where you plan to apply or install it before choosing which LED screen you should purchase or have.
Generally, LED screens need not be waterproof for indoor application. On the contrary, your outdoor LED screens have to be water-resistant to function even during rainy days. The brightness of the outdoor LED display is also much higher than indoor LED screens because it works in broad daylight or direct sunlight. Wrong brightness level for outdoor screen display will compromise the visibility of your content and the viewing experience of your audience.
Since outdoor LED display is viewed farther distances, its pixel density requirement is relatively lower than indoor LED display. Indoor LED display screens have a higher resolution simply because people watch it at a closer distance. Learn more about the best outdoor LED screens by clicking this link.
5. How To Control An LED Display?
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LED display screens have a control system that allows you to manage your LED display’s texts, pictures, animations, videos, etc.
This control system includes software and hardware tools. It serves as the brain of your LED screen. Without this system, you will not be able to use or enjoy the benefits of LED displays.
There are two kinds of control systems: synchronous control and asynchronous control.
Synchronous. The definition is ‘occurring at the same time. Synchronous control means you can display contents from your computer monitor to your LED display screen in real-time (synchronously). Thus, whatever is on your computer monitor is also displayed on your LED display screen at that very moment.
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Asynchronous. The meaning is ‘not happening at the same time. Asynchronous control means you have to advance the ready-made contents to the control card of your LED screen using electronic devices like laptops or mobile stones or storage devices such as USB flash drives and SD cards. Once the control card recognizes your device and the ready-made content, it will project it on your LED screen in order. This content will run in a loop.
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6. What Are The Typical LED Display Applications?
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LED displays are becoming more and more in demand because they have multiple ways of usage. You can see one almost anywhere you go. You can find it on highways, shopping centers, corporate offices, and parks, to mention just a few.
Here are some typical applications of LED display:
Retail Stores. LED displays are commonly used as signages by shops and other businesses to promote their brands. Its bright and eye-catching visual impact on the audience helps small and large companies to lure the target market.
Transportation. Airports, buses, and train stations used LED screens to communicate their information to the passengers effectively. Since details like time, date, directions, and locations are vital in these venues, Led display screens are great tools to have the information mentioned above readily available to everyone who needs those. LED display screens are popular as traffic LED signages on many highways.
Sports and Events. LED screens are also commonly seen during sports events and other crowded events like concerts. Large-scale LED displays help the audience to see what is happening on the center stage or field. In addition, LED display panels are great decorative designs during these events.
Interior and Exterior Decoration. LED screens to make their architecture and interior design an innovative alternative for walls and windows for commercial purposes.
7. What Can Other Industries Benefit From Using LED Displays?
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Since LED display screens are customizable according to the users’ needs and goals, LED displays are applicable anywhere for whatever reason you may have. LED displays are highly effective as a tool for promoting brands. Hence, you can see many LED displays at the mall and on the streets and highways.
Almost all industries can benefit from LED displays. For example, in universities, churches, theaters, and parks. These are venues where to cater crowds as well. LED displays used in these locations help reach a wider audience. LED video panels are also used by TV networks which help them in doing news broadcasting. In addition, LED screens help in displaying important content or messages more visibly to the viewers.
You can also see LED screens in hospitals, trade shows, factories, and almost everywhere. LED displays are not used for advertisement anymore. LED screen panel has revolutionized the way industries connect and communicate to their target market and audience.
8. How Are LED Screen Resolution And Size Calculated?
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The LED screen panel is fashioned with an array of light-emitting diodes as pixels (picture elements) for a video display. Pixel density or the physical space (in millimeters) between pixels on the screen is called ‘pixel pitch.’
Which Pixel Pitch LED Display Suits For Your Project?
The general rule for LED display resolution is simple. A smaller pixel pitch is equal to a more excellent solution. Your indoor display requires a smaller pixel pitch, while your outdoor show needs a higher pixel pitch. The pixel pitch is important because it regulates the LED display resolution as well as the viewing distance. Therefore, for smaller viewing distances, a slighter (lower) pitch is needed.
Your LED display resolution is commonly expressed as height multiple by its width or “height x width.” For example, a screen display with “640 x 360” means that the width is 640 pixels while the height is 360 pixels.
If you have a P3 LED screen with a 1.92m x 1.08m, your screen resolution is 640 x 360.
Height 1930mm / 3mm = 640
Width 1160mm / 3mm. = 360
You have a full-color P8 outdoor LED display screen with dimensions of 10m and 8m; your display resolution is 1250 x 1000.
Height 10,000mm / 8mm = 1250
Width 8000mm / 8mm = 1000
9. What Are The Advantages Of Using An LED Display Screen?
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LED screens are now becoming an essential part of the advertising, business, and entertainment industry.
This is because LED display screens offer more benefits compared to other forms of displays or advertisements.
Besides allowing you to send your messages across the target audience more playfully and creatively, you will also gain the following advantages when choosing an Led display screen over traditional advertisements.
Energy Efficient. One of the best features of LED displays is that it helps you save more power because it consumes less energy. Because LEDs do not use fluorescent bulbs to produce light, it also produces significantly less heat. They also have a relatively long lifespan, so investing in an LED display will save you more money in the long run.
Brighter Image Quality. LED displays have a higher contrast ratio and an enormous range of colors providing better image quality and viewing angles. LED shows also have less risk of fading and their light flicker than other display systems.
Versatile. LED screen panels may serve many purposes. It is customizable according to your needs. The content on your screen display is programmable; you may edit, alter, improve your design or message at any time.
Decorative. The extraordinary appearance of the LED display panel (not to mention its colorful and eye-catching content) gives its milieu better luminosity and a livelier vibe.
10. How Are LED Video Walls Installed?
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It would help if you did not worry about designing and installing your LED video wall panel. It is a job carried out by professionals experienced and knowledgeable about the LED wall’s technical and logistical processes.
If you plan to have your own LED wall, you will need to secure necessary permits from the local government before you can, especially if you wish to have it outdoors. Here at YUCHIP, we can provide you with the led wall panel perfect for your every need. The following are the general steps that are needed to be followed strictly.
Handling. Unpacking and handling your LED cabinets must be done with utmost care to avoid damaging your led wall panel. Make sure that the modules are taken carefully. Never drag or hit these modules.
Positioning. Modules are placed right next to each other during screen mounting. An anchoring mechanism is followed to allow vertical and horizontal connections on the cabinets.
Wiring. Basic knowledge of the data wiring process is required to accomplish this step. First, wires are placed in a zigzag manner between cabinets. Next, modules are connected to the data in and out ports.
Powering. There is already power wiring integrated into the video wall panels. Therefore, powering an LED wall display is easy.
11. Are LED Screen Walls Customizable?
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Yes, you can have a customized LED display panel. LED walls are created by combining LED video wall panels to develop a composite image/video display like LCD walls. LED-wall shows do not have bezels, so they deliver a seamless viewing experience to the audience.
LED screen panels vary in size, allowing you to project images and video displays from small to large. You can choose which one is best suited for you. Pixel pitch varies so that you can select perfect for your needs according to your venue and target audience size. And most importantly, custom LED display panels may be programmed or refreshed with a new message, content, images, video to avoid the audience being fed up with your display.
You may also use your LED display wall to share live videos. You can also manage this kind of display remotely. There’s no need to adjust manually. Some LED video walls allow the audience to interact with it (synching the audience’s smartphones or mobile devices), creating an engaging and immersive experience for your target market and audience.
Video wall displays provide you with unlimited ways or potential to promote your brand or deliver your message. A customized LED display helps you achieve your goals and needs more effectively.
12. How Much Does An LED Wall Cost?
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There are so many options and quality LED display panels you can choose from. The actual price of an LED screen panel depends on a range of factors such as pixel density, display size, content or images you want to display, installation complexity, display application (indoor or outdoor), mounting setup, etc.
Your LED video display may also come in various unique shapes. This, however, may also affect the cost pricing of your wall LED display. Most companies’ budget for using LED display walls ranges from 50,000 USD to 400,000 USD. A single LED wall panel can cost from 1000 USD to 3000 USD apiece.
Typically, you can expect that you need a lot bigger budget if you plan to have a larger wall screen. As the size of your display increases, the materials, installation time, and requirements also increases. Hence, pricing will also increase.
If you’d like to have an idea on how much your dream LED video display wall would cost, you may contact us to request a quote at https://www.yuchip-led.com/. We can provide you with LED display solutions and products to help you accomplish your LED screen project.
13. How Much Power Does An LED Display Wall Use?
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One of the most common questions is how much power this consumes when buying or using LED displays. To determine this, you must first understand the input current and voltage of the LEDs utilized in the LED screen.
The input voltage of LEDs for screens is typically 5V (volt), while the ideal current is around 20mA (MilliAmp). With these measurements, the expected power consumption is 20 mA x 5 v = 0.1 W. Some LED displays are introduced by different manufacturers that are more energy efficient. There are now LED displays that are powered with a lower voltage than five (5). Lower voltage input may result in more energy savings.
Let’s have a LED display screen with a 16mm pixel pitch. The pixel configuration consists of 4 LEDs for every pixel, while the resolution per square meter is 3906 pixels. 3908 multiple by 4 is equal to 15 624. This is the total number of LEDs per square meter.
The maximum power consumption for this particular LED display is 15,624 (0.1W) = 1.56Kw.
While the computation of power consumption is deemed simple, the calculation for electricity cost depends on the electricity rate. In addition, brightness level and resolution may also affect the electricity expenses.
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14. How Much Does It Cost To Rent LED Video Wall Panels?
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If you are a budget-minded person or plan to use an LED display for a short period and are looking for rental LED screens, the central question in your mind would be rental pricing. Because of the LED display’s stylish appearance and many other benefits that you may get, LED screen panels are not cheap.
It is easy to assume the price would only depend on the size of the LED wall display or the number of LED screen panels you will need. It is essential to understand that LED display rental pricing is affected by many factors.
Resolution. LED screens are available in various options. Selecting the suitable solution for you will help you get appropriate. Different resolution qualities are more suited to specific applications. How do you wish to utilize the screen display? How far will the audience be from the show? Will you use it indoors or outdoors? These are the questions you need to answer to identify the correct screen type and resolution.
Location. The physical place where you plan to install the screen is also a factor for rental pricing. If your site requires complex installation, it will reflect on your quote.
Duration. Rent is calculated per day.
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15. Is An LED Display Eco-friendly?
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Using LED display screens is more ‘green’ than traditional advertising methods for many reasons. It has become essential for brands to effectively promote their products or messages while following environmentally sustainable practices.
In using LED display panels, no single paper is wasted. Using LED display screens, you can show multiple contents, one after another, without using new materials or canvas.
In using LED display panels, power consumption is less compared to other types of lighting. For example, LED display panels use 70% to 90% less energy. By using LED display screens, you can save more money, and it offers better flexibility. If an error exists, you can tweak it in a blink of an eye. These can be managed remotely. Logistics cost is less.
You can recycle the materials used for LED screen panels as well. LED screens’ plastic and electronic materials can be reclaimed and processed into new products if disposed of properly.
Compared to the old ways of promoting brands and services using reams of printed papers and posters, the utilization of Led display screens is a huge step in reducing the environmental impacts of your business or projects.
16. Is An LED Display Good For The Eyes?
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Generally, LED displays do not harm your eyes.
The light coming from your LED display screen has a low-risk rating of ‘0’ based on the safety rating scale of 0 – 3. The lighting labeling is used by both the International Electrotechnical Commission and American National Standards Institute.
The ‘0’ means safe—the lower the rating, the lower the risks to your eye health. And as the number label increases, it also increases the danger it poses to your eyes.
The LED display screen is regarded as a third-generation screen display. This means that it matches the preferences and meets the standards of the new generation. LED display screens are eye-friendly, both literally and figuratively. It is safe for your eye health, and it lets you enjoy eye-catching, attractive displays.
17. What Are The Recent Developments In LED Displays?
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We have been using LED display screens for decades now. In addition, LED screens continue to become significant technological development.
But with the amount of time and effort devoted to research and development in the LED industry, new products that may redefine the way we use and see LED displays are just around the corner.
Today, we are enjoying this research and development results by utilizing LED display screens that are more durable and sturdier. They also come in various shapes, and they now occupy less space.
The miniaturization of LED screen panels is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in the LED industry. Besides, we are now enjoying ultra-thin lighter screens, which can directly easily mount on many surfaces, inside or outside.
Above all, virtual realities are now being enjoyed in gaming, business, entertainment, and other related sectors. LED screens are now becoming more interactive audiovisual displays.
Meanwhile, LED display screens are powered with artificial intelligence to allow viewers to interact with the LED screen displays. For years to come, we can expect that LED screen displays will become more and more showstopper.