Over the last several decades, many businesses have begun to use LED technology in their electronic signs. As the technology has become both more adaptable and affordable, it became advantageous to use LED rather than neon signs.
Neon signs are great, and there is still a place for them, but businesses both large and small now realize the potential of LED technology. LED signs provide the opportunity to use a stunning range of colors, to display full motion graphics, and to change the readout at a moment’s notice. That is why some of the biggest, brightest and most stunning signs being installed today are enhanced with LED technology.
Around the world, LED signs are going up that dazzle all who see them. These are some of the most jaw-dropping examples.
AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, was the first NFL stadium to make use of a full 1080p HD display for their arena screen. The display surface measures 72 feet high by 160 feet wide and offers replays, crowd reaction shots, advertisements and graphics. The screen is so large that several teams have had punts bounce off of it during games. Like everything in Texas, the LED screen at AT&T Stadium is extra big.
Times Square has always been known for creative, oversized electronic signs. In earlier days they were primarily neon, but today the landmark location is filled with stunning LED signs. One of the most impressive is the Walgreens sign which was installed in 2008. The sign is made out of a series of diagonally-aligned panels, so that the display wraps around the side of the building seamlessly. More than 30 custom built computers control the display, which shows everything from ads to breaking news.
When the LED sign on the side of the Podium Tower in Dubai is completed, it is expected to be the largest LED sign in the world. The sign will literally cover one side of the building and stretch to a height of 33 stories. Once lit, it will be visible for up to 1.5 kilometers. Amazingly, the sign offers a full color display but does not obstruct the flow of natural light into the building.
The Invisible Tower
This one is still in the design phase, but when it is completed it will be one of the world’s architectural marvels. The South Korean government has approved plans to begin construction of “The Invisible Tower,” a skyscraper whose entire facade is covered in an LED skin. Using a sophisticated series of cameras, the skin will reflect the surrounding landscape so that the tower does not appear to be there at all. In addition to being nearly invisible, the tower will be one of the tallest building in the world when it is completed.
In 20 years time, there is no telling how far LED technology will have advanced. The potential is immense, but already LED signs offer exciting opportunities for anyone who wants to grab attention. If you are ready to update your signage, learn more about everything LED technology can do.
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