How Much Does an LED Screen Cost

Many consumers are familiar with the features, characteristics, and designs of LED displays, but they may be perplexed by the fact that different LED screen products may share the same design and even the same specifications but be sold at very different prices.

If you are looking to start an LED screen business, continue reading or just complete the contact form next to it to get an estimate on the cost of outdoor, rental, and indoor LED screens.

How Much is an LED Screen

The overall range of LED screen prices starts at $300 and goes up to $200,000. We will quickly examine some main factors affecting the LED screen price, and then delve deeper into the most important ones.

As a professional LED screen manufacturer from China, we have a skilled business team, localization service team, and technical staff. At NSELED, we can give our clients information about the cost of LED displays as well as the cost of LED display components. These include the  LED modules, control system, video processor, power supply, cables, , LED steel cabinet, LED die-cast Aluminum cabinet, installation structure, wooden case packing or flight case packing, and more.

What Affects the Price of an LED Screen?

 

Width & Height

You must choose the desired horizontal LED screen length in millimeters. Additionally, determine in millimeters the desired vertical height for your LED screen. You can use a professional laser rangefinder if the dimensions are particularly big.

Width & Height

Installation Type

The LED display can either be fixed or movable. A fixed installation will always stay in the same location, while a movable display can be frequently relocated. Installation methods include wall mounting, column mounting, roof mounting, hanging, etc.

Installation Type

Purchase Location

Choosing a local dealer is advised if you care more about after-sales support than you do about price. Overall, it is cheaper to buy from Chinese LED screen suppliers because of low-cost parts and processes. However, the after-sales support will be limited.

Images & Videos

We may recommend the best pixel pitch for the images and videos you will display on the screen. When there are more than 60,000 pixels in total, choosing the pixel pitch is typically advised in accordance with the viewing distance; for example, the ideal viewing distance.

Indoor vs. Outdoor

Outdoor LED displays are made in locations that are exposed to the elements. They are therefore more expensive than indoor LED displays and need shielding to increase their water resistance and enhanced brightness. Indoor screens do not require this and are cheaper.

Indoor vs. Outdoor

Transportation

You must take into account the cost of transportation, import duty, and customs clearance when purchasing an LED display from China or any other nation. This price ranges depending on the mode of transportation, distance, and other factors.

After-Sales Expenses

These include maintenance and repair costs. Annual maintenance and regular cleaning will be necessary for the first 5 years, and the repair costs can quickly rank up a decent sum. Be aware of the warranty and local companies that can assist you at all times.

Cost of Use

The cost of use includes electricity costs, venue rent, and advertising costs. The power consumption range is 0.3-0.8KW per square meter per square hour. Venue rent depends on the flow of people. Advertising costs are extremely variable.

LED Screen Size Cost

The price of an LED screen is typically determined by the square meter, which is determined by multiplying width and height of the screen. There is no set size if your LED display is positioned in the air. In this case, the following determines size and price:

  • Location of the LED display’s installation
  • The function of this LED display
  • Maximum distance from which the audience will see the screen

A reputable LED display manufacturer, like us, will therefore provide you with realistic size recommendations. The maximum viewing distance should be 30x the height of your LED display.

Of course, in addition to purchasing an LED display, you’ll also need to purchase the necessary controls, packaging, spare components, etc.

LED Pixel Pitch

The price will increase as the pixel pitch gets closer since there are more LED lamp beads in a flat square. The closest viewing distance you’re using and the desired pixel resolution will determine how you choose the pitch.

For instance, while using a similar-sized LED display panel, the closer the viewing distance, the higher the resolution that can be presented with the same size, and the clearer the images and videos on the screen.

Installation Locations & Prices

Some common installation locations include:

  • Rooftop & roadside
  • Shop displays
  • Corporate receptions & lounges
  • TV studios
  • Airports, harbors, stations
  • Event venues
  • Traffic displays
  • Stadiums & sports halls
  • Shopping malls

Different Factors that Affects a LED Display’s Power Consumption

In terms of price, outdoor screens will cost more than indoor ones, and screens with higher resolution will also cost more.

Price of Materials

The overall price of your LED screen depends on the cost of the raw materials. Let’s discuss three main components of LED displays and their materials.

LED Lamp

The price for LED lamp depends on the Brand, brightness, viewing angle, color, and color temperature. About 1K pieces of the most basic 3535RGB LED lamp beads cost about $8-$10, although cheaper rates are offered in China.

IC

The display effect and longevity of the LED display will be directly impacted by the LED display driver IC’s quality. The purpose of the LED chip is to guarantee the LED display’s stability, stop the LED flicker issue, and offer a high-quality content display. The LED chip will also have a direct impact on how quickly the LED display refreshes.

Power Supply & Cable

The power supply should be highly reliable and good quality because it guards the safety of the LED screen, preventing it from combusting.

Price of Shipping Your LED Screen

 

Air Freight

Air shipping is the greatest option when the delivery deadline is really short, especially when stage LED screens must arrive at the destination on time. This shipping method is quite expensive.

Sea Freight

Since fixed LED screens tended to be heavy and large, most importers of LED screens opt for sea transportation. Even though it takes a long time, maritime shipping is chosen by about 70% of LED screen importers since it is relatively affordable.

Train Freight

Only some nations, including those in Europe and Russia, can connect to China via train; this route takes 20 to 30 days and costs more than air shipping but less than sea shipping.

Door-to-Door Freight

Some importers of LED screens transport the displays via door-to-door shipping. If the weight of the LED screen is under 100KG, it is the most cost-effective option.

Customs

The LED display has the following HS code: 852859. This code determines the customs taxes that you will pay. When importing an LED screen in some countries, you will require certificates, which will also cost money.

Installation Costs

You can either install the screens by yourself, hire a local company, or ask your supplier to provide installation services. If the LED screen is about 10m2, then you can install it by yourself, only paying the cost of the installation structure. Hiring a local company is a safer option, but you will pay labor fees. If your supplier offers this service, then you will need to cover the price of the installation structure plus the price of local installers, round trip, living expenses, an average salary of $1400- $2000 per month, and other technical costs.

After-Sales Costs

Maintenance and repair make up after-sales costs. Regardless of whether the LED display is inside or outside, front upkeep will cost more for the LED display itself. However, you will spend less on the installation structure. Most maintenance is possible to do on your own, but you can hire a local business to take care of it. As for repair, you can hire a local professional or pay one-way freight for the supplier to assist you. These costs highly depend on the nature of the malfunction.

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