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How much does an LED wall cost? 4 things to consider when investing in LED products

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LED walls can be a huge asset, whether you’re a business, venue, a church, or host frequent events...

While you’re considering the addition of LED products in your space, you may be wondering what the pricing will look like and what factors contribute to the cost. If you’ve asked yourself this question in the past, we’re breaking down the four factors that influence the cost of LED products for people like you!

Product Sizes

Probably not all that surprising, the size of your LED products’ screens will influence the cost of your project. If you’re unsure what size you need in the space, businesses like RefreshLED are happy to help and make recommendations. Based on the size of your room or venue and the number of seats in that space, we can nail down a screen or panel size specifically for you that fits the room and allows for your audience to easily view the screens. In addition, we consider your organization’s goals and needs to help you find the perfect products.  

Most panels we use for clients are 1.5 ft X 1.5 ft and can be “built” together in many designs and layouts. Some projects utilize these panels for design, while others build a larger screen. There is no limit to the creativity you can have with your LED panels. If it fits in your space, we can help you create it. Some clients opt for 6 ft X 60 ft, while others are 5 ft X 8 ft.. 

For screens under 100 inches, we often encourage customers to consider televisions in their design. When it comes to TVs and LED walls, pricing and value for the technology directly correlate. TV screens under 100 inches are generally cheaper than LED panels. The price jumps drastically for TV screens over 100 inches, and LED panels have become a more cost-effective technology.

LED Panel Quality 

The quality of your product is a major factor in your overall price. If your LED Wall quote is the lowest of all you’ve received, I would be asking yourself, “why is that?” If you think the company is just filled with friendly people who want to give you an unbelievable deal, that just isn’t the case. 

Here is a short list of components and features that could raise or lower the price of your LED Walls. 

  1. Refresh Rate: Refresh rates matter with LED panels, especially if you do any sort of broadcasting or online live streaming. Standard Panels come in refresh rates of 1920hz. Upgraded Panels come in refresh rates of 3800hz or higher, thus giving you a greater quality image when being seen online or TV. 
  2. Receiving Card: To put it simply, this multi-function card is the overall control system of the LED panel. This collects and transfers data to the LED screen. A poor-quality card or a high-end receiving card will undoubtedly determine the output quality of your LED Wall. Our recommendation is a Novastar A5S card or higher.
  3. Serviceability: Can your LED Panels be serviced entirely from the front? If so, then your modules, power supply unit, receiving card, and HUB board should all be able to be accessed from the front side of the LED Wall. This is an important feature for future servicing and maintenance. 
  4. Lifespan: How many hours is your LED panel rated for? Most panels are rated for at least 50,000-100,000 hours. The higher the rating, the higher the price point. 
  5. Added Features: Manufacturers can add (what we call “bells & whistles”) features to LED panels. Features include rear display screens, temperature gauge, corner protectors, detachable cabinet doors, curvable latches, and extra handles.

Installation and Design Preferences 

The design, goals, and needs of your project will all influence the final cost. Although custom sizing doesn’t necessarily make the cost of a project more, understanding how custom sizes affect the user experience is really important. If you’re unsure of what sizing or dimensions you need, we recommend engaging with an organization like Refresh LED that can offer insight. 

The installation of your project will also influence the final cost. Our LED products can be hung, ground supported, or mounted directly to a wall. Whatever the design aesthetic you’re looking for, these options are available, and prices can vary for each. 

Viewing Distance 

Have you ever driven past an electronic billboard at night and saw an advertisement or graphic? From 50 feet away, the image looks great! But if you were to walk up 5 feet from a billboard and try to read it, the pixels in the screen become extremely blurry and hard to make out. This is called the viewing distance. With LED walls, Pitch Pixel and viewing distance are important in designing your project. 

The pixel size for most LED walls or panels is a standard 3.9 mm. This means that the pixels within the screen are 3.9 millimeters from one another. This screen size is great for viewing from 10-15 feet away from the screen. Much like the billboard, when you look at the screens from a closer distance, the content begins to get pixelated and blurry. 

3.9 mm LED screens are the best value in the market currently. When you choose a pixel pitch smaller than 3.9, the project's cost becomes considerably more expensive. For viewing distances less than 5 feet and dimensions smaller than 100 inches, we encourage our customers to look into a TV.  

Get Your Free LED Wall Quote Today

Our team of experts is more than happy to help organizations find the right size, dimensions, viewing distance, and overall design for their vision with LEDs. We also have a guide with more information on LED quotes and what to look for when comparing businesses. 

Get your free quote today!

And if you have reservations about purchasing a technology that is always changing, RefreshLED has in place a consignment program for people like you. If the cost of the technology changes in the next few years, we offer past clients the opportunity to find a new home for their current panels and upgrade their space to the newer technology. For more information on this program, feel free to contact our team

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