It seems large-size LED screens have been popping up everywhere of late. We round up four of the biggest LED displays that have been deployed at different locations around the globe.
1. Two Daktronics screens in Florida football stadium
The Two Daktronics screens at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida – home of US football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars – each come in at a huge 60ft high by 362ft wide (18m x 110m).
How many individual LEDs does it take to light the combined 21,700sqft of digital canvass? Oh, only 35.5million... When it comes to paying that electric bill, the owners can take solace in the fact that LED is the most efficient light source available.
Daktronics produced a neat little info graphic for the screens’ PR, which puts the size of screen in perspective, most notably proportionating the screen with the Mount Rushmore-sized head of George Washington.
2. Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, Glasgow, Scotland
The famous Celtic Park football ground was dramatically transformed ahead of the Glasgow 2012 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. The organisers built Europe’s largest LED screen to create a ‘window to the world’.
The giant screen, which was built across the whole of the South Stand at Celtic Park – home to Scottish Football team, Celtic F.C. – measured almost 36ft high by 328ft wide (11m x 100m), weighing 38 tonnes. Unfortunately the screen had nothing to compete against (the 42in HD screens in the stadium's executive boxes were of little competition) and was crowned Europe's largest LED screen, perhaps showing a lack of gamesmanship?
3. Panasonic LED display at Texas motor speedway track
Challenging for the world’s largest LED display is Panasonic’s LED video board, which has been given the name Big Hoss TV by the people at Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas.
The screen measures 94.5ft high by 218ft wide (29m x 66m), prompting Guiness World Records to attribute the title of World’s lagest HD LED video board to the installation (something which the new Daktronics install may now dispute).
4. LG videowall at Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre, Singapore
The display – aptly named ‘The Big Picture’ – is 50ft high by 197ft wide (15m x 60m), comprising 664 integrated LG LED flat panel displays. It holds the official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Largest High Definition Video Wall’.
According to Arun Madhok, CEO of Suntec Singapore, The Big Picture is an integral part of Suntec’s technology suite, which includes digital signage and free Wi-Fi: "High definition content is played 16 hours each day delighting the convention centre visitors and Suntec City shoppers alike."