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What is LED sign?
LED Sign, LED Board, LED message board, LED display, LED scrolling sign. There are many different names for LED signs because this product is a new generation of signage and advertisement equipment that exploded the word because of so many benefits such as:
economic electricity usage
and so many more options that make it flexible and user-friendly.
What is LED?
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source. It is a p–n junction diode, which emits light when activated. When a suitable voltage is applied to the leads, electrons are able to recombine with electron holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of photons. This effect is called electroluminescence, and the color of the light (corresponding to the energy of the photon) is determined by the energy band gap of the semiconductor.
A LED is often small in area (less than 1 mm2) and integrated optical components may be used to shape its radiation pattern.
Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, the earliest LEDs emitted low-intensity infrared light. Infrared LEDs are still frequently used as transmitting elements in remote-control circuits, such as those in remote controls for a wide variety of consumer electronics. The first visible-light LEDs were also of low intensity and limited to red. Modern LEDs are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.
Early LEDs were often used as indicator lamps for electronic devices, replacing small incandescent bulbs. They were soon packaged into numeric readouts in the form of seven-segment displays and were commonly seen in digital clocks.
Recent developments in LEDs permit them to be used in environmental and task lighting. LEDs have many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching. Light-emitting diodes are now used in applications as diverse as aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, advertising, general lighting, traffic signals, camera flashes and lighted wallpaper. As of 2016, LEDs powerful enough for room lighting remain somewhat more expensive, and require more precise current and heat management, than compact fluorescent lamp sources of comparable output. They are, however, significantly more energy efficient and, arguably, have fewer environmental concerns linked to their disposal[citation needed. The governments of some countries are promoting the domestic use of LED-based lighting, and in some cases providing LED-based lighting solutions to the public at subsidized rates.
LEDs have allowed new displays and sensors to be developed, while their high switching rates are also used in advanced communications technology.
LEDs have many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved physical robustness, smaller size, and faster switching. Light-emitting diodes are now used in applications as diverse as aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, advertising, general lighting, traffic signals, camera flashes, and lighted wallpaper. As of 2017, LED lights home room lighting are as cheap or cheaper than compact fluorescent lamp sources of comparable output.They are also significantly more energy efficient and, arguably, have fewer environmental concerns linked to their disposal.
What is SMD?
An SMD LED Module (surface-mount device light-emitting diode module) is a type of LED module that uses surface-mount technology (SMT) to mount LED chips on printed circuit boards (PCB). It is a self-contained surface-mount LED device designed either to function on its own or to plug into a compatible unit.
Inclusions & Lifespan
Free quotation, 12 months warranty on all signage (All parts available in stock), Free delivery, FREE software, FREE program training package, 24 hrs local technical support, Indoor/Semi-outdoor waterproofed
LEDs have at least a general life expectancy of 50 000 hrs. If you use your lights for 10 hours a day, this should be 13.7 yrs. If this is correct, then LED’s are definitely an investment, even the top of the range bulb would work out to cost 2.55GBP per year. Add that to the saving you would make on energy and you’ve got a very cost effective bulb!
How to Choose the right LED sign?
indoor or an outdoor
LED displays are specifically designed for either indoor or outdoor use. Two main factors determine whether a display can be used indoors or outdoors. The first factor is weather durability Outdoor displays are designed to work in extreme weather conditions while indoor displays are not built to stand up to the same environmental factors. Second, outdoor displays use different LED’s than indoor displays. The LEDs used for outdoor displays are brighter to account for the varying lighting conditions. Indoor displays do not have the same concerns and subsequently are not as bright.
Your communication needs may factor into your decision of which display is right for your application. Evaluate how you plan to use the sign by asking yourself questions like:
Is color needed in the messages or is monochrome sufficient?
Will the display show graphics as well as text?
Will the display show video images?
How many lines of copy will you want displaying at one time?
What type of messages will be communicated to the intended audience?
The answers to these questions will help you make your choice. They also reflect decisions that can increase or decrease the cost of your LED display. For example, a full-color display is more expensive than a monochrome display.
communicate with your LED display. Understanding the requirements of the display in this regard will help in choosing the right technology for your application. Some installations may have specific requirements. Speak with a Hyperion dealer or sales representative to find out which option will work best for you.
The distance between your sign and its viewers is the key factor in determining the best LED sign for your application. Consider two things about why it is crucial to choose a display based on where it will be located in relations to its audience. First, the distance from the viewer to the display will affect the minimum and maximum viewing distances. Second, the viewing distance also impacts the resolution or pitch.
Viewing Distance Chart
The graphic to the right demonstrates viewing distances and the recommended Hyperion or 4U2SEE Electronic Message Center for the indicated distance. While larger text can be used to dramatize a point, the specifications show the minimum size to allow the selected audience to comprehend what is being presented on the Electro-Matic Products Electronic Message Center.
The distance from the sign to the viewer’s factors into determining the actual physical size of the sign. The farther the viewer is from the sign, the larger the letters need to be in order to be readable. Large letters can mean a larger sign. The general rule of thumb in determining the appropriate size for your sign is you need 1 inch for every 50 feet of viewing distance. For example, if you were traveling 60 MPH on a freeway, and the sign is 500 feet away at a gas station, the text letters would need to be at least 10 inches tall to be legible. Likewise, if you are standing 100 feet away from a sign at street level, the letters only need to be 2 inches tall to be legible.
Longer distances require less resolution, and shorter distances require higher. The resolution, also known as pitch, plays a key role in the cost of your sign. The higher the resolution, the more expensive the sign. Pitch is the distance (usually in millimeters) between pixels. Pitch is always measured from the center of one diode to the center of another diode. The smaller the pitch number, the higher the resolution quality. Larger pitch numbers indicate a lower resolution. A pixel can be one single diode or a pixel can consist of a cluster of diodes
running off the same circuit. Certain pitches are better for certain distances. For example, a sign off a freeway that will only be viewed from far away only needs a low resolution because of the distance from which it is being viewed. A sign viewed from street level, such as one in front of a school, would want a higher resolution because it will be viewed from a shorter distance.
Pitch comparison chart
The distance you stand from the sign will impact how the sign looks. The higher the pitch, the farther you will want to stand away from the sign to view it. The smaller the pitch, the closer you can stand to the sign and still read the message on the sign.
With Electro-Matic Products’ line of displays, one factor is a good, constant viewing angle. For all the Hyperion® Displays, the viewing angle is 150 degrees (75 degrees each way off center). This means as the target audience draws closer to the display, it is still readable and increases viewing time.
The typical viewing angle of electronic message centers is 90°, but our Hyperion® line of displays has a 150° viewing angle.
Also to be considered, is your target audience moving? This introduces a viewing time element. The size of characters, the viewing angle of the display, and the speed of the target audience all translate into one important element – “TIME” have you allowed your target audience to read and comprehend your message?
Experience has shown that it requires an average of 5 seconds of time to read and comprehend ten characters of text. The following chart shows the maximum viewing time a potential target audience would have to view a message based on their speed of travel and the size of the characters used. Take notice of the shaded areas for the optimal viewing time based on the number of characters to be read by the target audience.
Viewing Distance Versus Time Chart
Scrolling or rolling text will require longer times for the target audience to comprehend and is not recommended for moving audiences.
Also in that regard, in and out modes that take a long time also increase the comprehension times and should be avoided. If the electronic message centers have too much content, the reader will not have enough time to comprehend the message content.
What is Controller Specifications?
It depends on the sort of LED sign that you will choose but there is some specification is common for all LED signs as below:
Management of display through your PC via USB, WiFi or port
Adjustable brightness with timer
200 pcs programs & 8 districts
Supports all languages
Ability to divide display on different program
Ability to schedule the program for any time
Ability for ON and OFF timer
No limit programming
Efficient electricity usage
Time, border, date, temperature, clock, counter, animation, text, picture options, etc.
LED Module 3×1$80.00
LED Module Green$40.00
LED Module Red
LED Module White$40.00
Temperature Sensor Waterproof$25.00
USB Extension Cable Male/Female$15.00
USB Extension Line 50cm$10.00
USB Extenstion Cable$30.00
12 MONTHS WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITION
- The benefits provided to the consumer in this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies of a consumer under the Australian competition and consumer act 2010
- This warranty will not apply if:
- a) repair to the product is made or attempted by a service provider other than our technician.
- b) the product has not been used or maintained in accordance with the manufacture’s instruction as provided with the product.
- c) the consumer uses the product in an abnormal manner for example if the product is abused, misused, dropped, crushed, impacted with any hard surface,exposed to extreme heat (including fire v) or cold, not maintained properly or used partial failure.
- d) damage to the product is caused by sand, water damage, power outages or surges or inadequate or improper voltage or current.
- e) the product has been modified, incorrectly adjusted or operated, subjected to incorrect electrical supply or inconsistent electrical supply or used with inappropriate accessories.
- To honour our warranty terms, all claims must be submitted by a consumer via the form on the right side of this page and in accordance with our term and conditions as soon as possible. We care about our customers as much as ourselves.
- If you’ve got any question about programming or using the signs, pricing, promotion periods and/or
- If you need technician to check out your product during warranty or after sale service
Please fill out the form on the right and we will get in touch with within 2 working days. Please note in order to process your warranty as quick as possible, these details are important:
- what is wrong with the product
- serial number (this will assist with linking the enquiry with you purchase)
- best contact number