Useful LED Screen Installation Tips For Beginners

Owning an LED screen is a surefire way to supercharge your display offering. These screens have become the standard when it comes to content sharing and reproduction, and pretty much everyone looks to own one right now. 

However, considering the fact that there are several types of LED screens – each with its own specific set of intricacies – finding how best to install yours can be a bit of a chore. In this article, we’ll look into some critical tips you should always remember when installing LEDs. 

LED Screens: The New Standard For Displays

Light emitting Diodes are special display panels that work with different individual dioses to create different forms of visual content – videos, images, what have you. Known for their flexibility, LEDs operate in different capacities across different industries. And, they bring that same level of optimal brightness and versatility to their work. 

For every LED screen to work, you need those individual LEDs being placed in a grid pattern across the display panel. These LEDs are grouped into pixels, with each one having different red, green, and blue LEDs. Essentially, you will be able to adjust the intensity of the LEDs, thus achieving the specific color you want. 

LEDs also make use of additive color mixing – a technique that allows them to create a broad spectrum of colors. Again, you can generate different colors by basically switching the brightness levels of the LEDs coming in each pixel.

Speaking of this control, it is usually done with the use of a display driver or controller. This device helps to process input signals from the source of the video, then it translates these signals into instructions for the LED screen.

As an operator, you will need to keep an eye on several important highlights for your LED screen. These include: 

  • The pixel pitch, which measures the distance between two adjacent LEDs
  • The refresh rate, which shows how frequent the display is able to update the content every second – and which has a direct relationship with the smoothness of the content display 
  • The contrast and brightness, which determine if the display will even be able to function in specific, well-lit environments

Installation Tips For LED Screens

Now that we understand what LED screens are and you’re probably also ready to make a purchase, let’s get into the major thing – important installation tips that every beginner or user would need to be aware of. 

Pre-Installation Preparation

Of course, you should know that the work begins before you do the actual LED screen installation. It’s not just about getting a screen – it’s about knowing that the one you get will be perfect for you. 

So, before the installation process, make sure you start with a site survey. Essentially, this includes looking at the proposed site and choosing somewhere that’s perfect for you. 

When doing this, you want to consider some of the following: 

  • The pixel pitch, since it will directly influence your screen resolution
  • Your aspect ratio – another important metric that helps you to determine the performance of the screen.
  • The size of the screen itself, and where you want top place it
  • The viewing distance – as it determines how people will be able to view the content on the screen

Working With The Right Supplier 

Besides checking out the site where you want to install the LED screen, you also need to make sure that you have the right supplier. 

The market for LED screens is incredibly saturated at the moment – and as it is with everything else, having the right supplier is one of the biggest hacks you could implement on your journey. When doing your research, you want to focus on some of the following places: 

  • Get referrals from friends and family and see who to work with 
  • Go online and search for LED screen suppliers directly 
  • Or, you could reach out to us at NSE LED Cloud and let us help you. 

When you do find several options, you want to make sure to keep a few things in mind as you work: 

  • Choose a supplier that is reputable 
  • Make sure  your supplier provides more than just sending you the screen. Ask for additional services too – installation help, maintenance, etc.  
  • Testimonials from past clients will definitely help to position a manufacturer as a reputable name in the industry 
  • Your supplier should also be able to offer a warranty as protection for you
  • Per usual, look at the prices of their products and any additional services that they might offer

At the end of the day, you will meet several suppliers. The goal here is to have them together, compare what they offer, and make the best decision that suits your needs. 

The LED Screen Installation Process

So now, we get to the actual installation and what you need to do. For this, it’s important to note that different people have different ways of installing LED screens – and in some cases, installation methods could even vary based on the type of LED screen you’re working with. But, for the best results, you generally want to focus on the following steps:

Select A Proper Location

We pointed this out before, but it’s just worth mentioning again. Whatever you do, make sure you have the best location to install your screen. Take all the important factors into consideration, from the intended audience to the ambient light and even the available line of sight. 

Have A Strong Support System

If you’ll be mounting the LED screen, then you need to make sure that the mounting structure is properly anchored to the building. At the same time, the structure needs to be properly aligned to prevent the LED screens’ distortion. 

Solidify The Electrical Supply 

You need to be very careful to plan the power supply and electrical wiring infrastructure as well. They should be able to accommodate the screen’s power requirements, from amperage to voltage and more. 

At the same time, make use of high-quality electrical connectors and cables. Depending on the installation environment, they need to be rated for use. 

The Proper Way To Handle Your LEDs

As you install the LED panels, you would also need to take great care to avoid any damage to its fragile components. Remember that the process of installation and mounting will require holding it at different angles, so you have to be very careful here. 

First, make use of the right tools for lifting, adjusting, and securing the screen. Then, feel free to follow the installation guidelines given by the manufacturer for assembling and connecting the panels. This way, you can ensure optimal orientation across the board.

Always Test What You’ve Done 

There really isn’t any way to know that you’re doing the right thing if you don’t test. So, after installing the LED screen, ensure to conduct thorough testing to verify that it works as it should. If any changes need to be made, calibrate them properly, and ensure that there is proper uniformity across the surface of the display. 

Finally, always remember to document everything you have. Operators should be properly trained, and remember the place of adequate maintenance.

Conclusion 

LED screens have become the standard for displays, but they are also very fragile tools. And the last thing you want is a case where the screen gets damaged while installing it. 

At NSE LED Cloud, we’re always here to help with any installation. Reach out to us and let us know what you need.

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