LED RENTAL 101: GUIDE TO FIRST TIME LED SCREEN RENTAL

Choosing an LED video wall for rent for the first time can seem overwhelming. While the good LED providers will do their best to make sure you are getting the most effective LED screen for your unique need, it helps to know the basics. There are three major components to consider to get the most out of your LED screen rental: screen size, pixel pitch, and screen structure.

SCREEN SIZE

Simply put, the farther away you want your screen to be visible from, the bigger the screen you need. LED screens typically start at about 6 feet wide to 50+ feet wide. There is no magic formula to determine what size you need in relation to event size, but if you have 500 viewers or more you will likely want at least a 17’ wide screen.

PIXEL PITCH

Pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters between 2 pixels on an LED video board. The lower the pitch, the higher the image quality. Pitches range from 1mm all the way up to 20mm. Pixel pitch is important in determining minimum required viewing distance for a clear image. The higher the pitch, the farther the required viewing distance.

pixel pitch guide by insane impact led

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SCREEN STRUCTURE

Just as important as the screen is the structure supporting it. Screen structures can be broken down into 2 major categories: Mobile and Modular. Mobile screens are pre-built and on a vehicle of some sort. Modular panels come in small LED tiles that are built out using aluminum trussing. Mobile units are more cost effective and quicker to activate but may be limited by space constraints. When renting mobile, make sure your venue has adequate space to navigate and place the screen. Modular walls are popular with custom shapes and indoor events since they are built out on-site. Learn more about mobile vs. modular here.