Full Color – 1545 LEDs/SqFt

All of our full color signs include:

  • Made in the USAColor Capabilities:  Full Color (over 3 billion colors available in each pixel)
  • LEDs Per Square Foot:  1545
  • LED Configuration:  LED Clusters (groupings of 3 super-bright LEDs per pixel)
  • Angle of Illumination:  Wide-angle LEDs
  • Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Coating
  • Automotive Grade Paint Finish
  • Scrolling Text Capabilities
  • Automatic Brightness Adjustment
  • Serviceability:  Front (the sign face does not open, eliminating the possibility of water damage)
  • Communication Type:  Wireless WiFi or Cat5
  • Electromagnetic Interference Tested
  • ETL Listed for install anywhere in the United StatesEncrypted Security Access (to avoid hijacking the display)
  • Pre-programmed laptop included FREE
  • Control Method:  Asynchronous (computer does not need to be connected for sign to operate)
  • Non-proprietary Control Software (you own it, not us)
  • Internal Controls with Non-Volatile Memory (if the power goes down you do not lose your messages)
  • Individually Curved Glare-Shields
  • Multiple Ventilation In/Outflows (designed for the Texas heat)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • ETL Listed

Why are LED Spacing and Pixel Pitch Important?

Again, pixel pitch or LED spacing, as well as image quality, determines how close a sign can be and still deliver quality images.  They also determine Pixel Density (below).

If pitch (spacing) is too large for the viewing distance then images are grainy, maybe unreadable.  A potential customer’s image of your business suffers.  When you see grainy LED signs don’t you think of them as “cheap?”

It is therefore better to err on the side of a “tight” array.  Visit our showroom to personally compare displays before making this very important decision.  Remember, we’re local.

How to Determine an LED Display’s Resolution

A modern television’s potential Resolution is fixed at 2,073,600 pixels (1920 potential pixels wide x 1080 tall) regardless of size, big screen or small screen.  Pixel Density varies.  This is why a relatively small TV screen looks good when close to it, but a very large TV appears grainy up close because the pixels are farther apart. (Also recognize that when programs are not broadcast in 1080 they do not use all the TV’s pixels.  Some are broadcast as low as 480.)

Unlike a television, in an LED sign the Resolution is determined by the fixed Pixel Density multiplied by the height and width of the display.  The larger the screen the more total pixels, so the more detailed the image will be.  Smaller screens must have much greater Pixel Density to be comparable in Resolution to a larger screen.

The Critical Importance of Resolution

All images and text MUST be scaled to the Resolution of the LED sign displaying them or they will be distorted.  You’ve probably seen this pop-up notice on your computer screen: “For best image quality change resolution to…”  We can’t change the screen’s Resolution, we have to adjust the image sent to the screen.

Smaller signs, lower Pixel Densities, and lower Light Densities are compromises that significantly lessen a sign’s performance, with relatively small cost savings.  Your business will be better the higher the Resolution of your sign.

Why Not Use a Television?

TV’s do not have as bright a display as is necessary.

Glare on the screen is a big problem.

Only “specialty” TV’s even claim to be weatherproof.

All modern flat-screen televisions are LCD televisions.  So-called “LED” TV’s are actually LCD screens edge or back lighted with LEDs.

  • LCD’s will not function with internal temperatures above 122° F.  (200° is common outside in an enclosed box in Texas.)
  • LCD’s will not function in extreme cold.
Well, you know I bought your sign and then a year later I bought this other one from Austin. I've got to be honest with you, I've had to fix that Austin sign a half dozen times and I've never had a problem with yours. I'm not going to buy any more of those Austin ones.
Richard HillTexas Barber College