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Electronic Billboard Pros, Cons and Safety Information

Author: Bill Gerba on 2004-10-16 23:50:05

After more than my fair share of trips to Las Vegas in 2004, I started to think about the role of digital signage systems for outdoor advertisers.  On "the strip" every major hotel has some sort of animated LED or LCD screen showing full motion video, scrolling text messages, and basically anything else that might get the attention of passers-by.  And while it all seems to make sense in the land of sensory overload that is Las Vegas, I started to wonder when we would start to see more outdoor electronic billboards show up in the rest of the United States.  While I do know of at least one roadside LED sign in the Ft. Lauderdale area (this one owned by signage firm Colite International), outside of Las Vegas and maybe New York's Times Square, there just don't seem to be a lot of these screens around.

[UPDATE]: Scroll down to try our new LED billboard cost estimator, which will generate a PDF of all the major cost components (LED modules, structure, installation, etc.) and operating expenses (electricity, connectivity, etc.) based on your project requirements. While costs have fallen dramatically since this article was first written, so have comparative CPM rates, so while a positive ROI is still very much attainable in many cases, it's not necessarily the home run that the nearly 10-year-old CPM rates below would make it out to be.

[UPDATE #2]: As of December 2013, LED billboards have become more or less ubiquitous, and the US Department of Transportation has released details from an extensive study demonstrating that electronic billboards do not distract drivers (any more than anything else they might be doing, anyway). The study shows that, “On average, the drivers in this study devoted between 73% and 85% of their visual attention to the road ahead for both [electronic billboards] and standard billboards." The amount of time spent looking at each type of billboard was basically identical as well (an average of 379 milliseconds for electronic billboards versus 335 milliseconds for conventional ones), and thus well below the, “currently accepted threshold of 2,000 milliseconds.”

The report, provided by the Federal Highway Administration, can be found here.

I'm sure that at least part of it is the high up-front cost of the screens, which can easily pass a quarter of a million dollars.  However, I was surprised to learn that about a quarter of US states have laws that prohibit roadside electronic billboards (at least the kinds that allow moving images).  After doing a bit of research, I came across this report from the Federal Highway Administration, which discusses some of the safety aspects and studies that have been done on different types of billboards throughout the years.  While the studies that focused specifically on digital billboards showing moving images were not totally conclusive, the FHWA does make some interesting notes about how the distractiveness of electronic billboards changes with driver age and familiarity with the driven route.  Overall, it's worth taking a look at, if only for these notes and their ideas about future research on the subject.

On the other end of the spectrum, outdoor advertising firm BPS Outdoor has done some research of their own on the overall effectiveness of roadside digital signage.  First, the bad news:

"Sign Code Issues
24% of states in the United States prohibit moving or animated signs.  29% of the U.S. have timing limits on electronic billboards.  Most of the United States prohibits flashing red lights and anything that causes a glare or vision impairment.

Electronic billboards cost more than standard billboards.  The average CPM (cost per thousand) for a regular billboard is $2.05 and $37.42 for an LED billboard.

Billboards with LED's are rented by minutes and each ad is shown for 8 seconds.  Some ads can cost as much as $50,000.00 for 2520 minutes (1.75 days) and as little as $1,200.00 for 648 minutes (.45 days.) impairment.

However, there is some good news, especially when considering that the aforementioned cost issues will decrease as new (and less expensive) display technologies become available:

"Studies have shown that LED's are six times more effective than traditional billboards.  Electronic billboards may be so effective because they are animated unlike anything else outdoors.

Another reason they are so effective is that people don't get tired of these ads since they change every few seconds.  We tend to pay attention to things that are different and that we haven't seen before.

Research has shown that 94% of people passing mobile billboards can recall them while only 43% can recall non-moving billboards.  Overall, sales increased 107% for products shown on mobile billboards and 54% on static signs.
" (ibid.)

Similar results were reported in a recent Harris poll about electronic signage by Silicon View.  As always, take all vendor-supplied statistics with a grain of salt.  However, given the successes that digital signage systems have been having indoors, it's not hard to imagine that they would be equally successful outdoors as well, provided that things like brightness, contrast, and presentation of the message to people moving at 60 MPH were worked out.

I think it's reasonable to expect that over the next decade we're going to see more and more of these electronic road signs pop up -- first along the most heavily trafficked highways and near major urban centers, and then gradually spreading out to less populous areas from there.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but as soon as it becomes a viable and affordable means of advertising, you can be sure that it's going to happen.  Don't say I didn't warn you :)

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2008-01-02Bill Gerba writes:
Hi Richard,

Great question, but unfortunately I don't know the answer to that. My guess is that it varies from product line to product line.

If it's something that interests you, I suggest you get in contact with one of the major producers, like Daktronics, Barco or Lighthouse Technologies.
2008-01-02Adam writes:
The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is the current method of accelerated asset depreciation required by the United States income tax code. Under MACRS, all assets are divided into classes which dictate the number of years over which an asset's cost will be recovered (see Wikipedia).
15YR MACRS LIFE - because there is an average LED Billboard time life. It means that after this time LEDs used to build the LED Billboard will not be enough good for advertising (usually 70% of initial brightness - perceptible by user).
A little more about LEDs you can find on
2008-01-03Bill Gerba writes:
Hi Adam,

Thanks for that information, I'm sure lots of people who haven't yet felt the pain of trying to depreciate large, expensive assets were unfamiliar with the MACRS method.

The items listed in the gallery section of your site are mostly monochromatic, and relatively small in size. Do larger, smaller pitch, full color LED screens have a similar longevity? Does it vary from LED maker to LED maker?
2008-01-05Jon Bryant writes:
Hi guys,

As a manufacturer of LED signs and billboards out of Dallas, our diodes have a lifespan of 100,000 hours, which equates to roughly 11 years. That means that in 11 years, the diodes will be operating at 50% of their prime brightness. Of course, considering the amount of ROI that the sign owner has received by that time, it'll be a simple decision to replace the sign quickly.

Feel free to call me at 214-260-4500 x2207 if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!
2008-01-07Bill Gerba writes:
Thanks for the info, Jon. As this is an area I'm pretty unfamiliar with, I'd also be interested to know if there are significant differences between different types of LEDs, or if there are ways to extend their lifetime (e.g. turning down the brightness at night).
2008-01-10Chris Lee writes:
Factor of MACRS LIFE
mounted Chip,entironment,maintain...

If you are interested in details via

Best regards

2008-01-18daniel writes:
please get back to me if you guys have an electronic billboard that can display 20 diffrent shots
2008-01-30David Alabi writes:
can i get a brouchure for Electronic billboard(indoor/outdoors)and their price list.

Best regards
2008-01-30Spring writes:
Dear All,

We are one of the LED billboard manufacturer in China, We accept you to order custom billboards.

If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks and Regards,

2008-02-21Jon Bryant writes:

In regards to your question about the LED lifetime, the 11 year statement were if they were running at full white capacity (full power) for those entire 11 years. However, yes, you would be able to dim the display whenever necessary, which would save more on electricity than it would on diode lifetime. Also, the colder the diodes run, whether it be by fan or by the outdoor weather, the longer the diodes will last. LEDs love the cold. They hate humidity and heat.

Best regards to all...
Jon Bryant
2008-02-23Leigh writes:
Hi! We currently installed an electronic billboard and on our part it is a risky venture since we are unfamiliar with its industry. We are engaged in property development and we barely know so much about electronic signages.

I will appreciate it if anybody can shed light and give me information that will help me market our screen.

Ours is 16 mm pitch, tri-color bulb LED.
Approximately 1.8x2.3 meters.

I would also like to know if there is a software within the LED's system that can show us advertising airtime. And if it's not built in, where can we find a software that could help us with the airtime tracking.

Thank you so much.
2008-03-19James writes:
Hi, I want to purchase an Electronic Billboard, how much does it cost
2008-03-24walter writes:
2008-03-25Bart writes:
I work for a property management company for shopping centers in China. We are interested in putting up LED-screens at the exterior of our malls. Are there companies that arrange everything from installing the led-screen to selling to advertisement space? Can anybody recommend and companies?
2008-03-25Bill Gerba writes:
Hi Folks, Just to clarify one thing - WireSpring doesn't make or sell LED billboards -- we're a software company To everyone asking for pricing information, you're welcome to contact our sales folks ( who can point you in the right direction. Leaving RFQs in this thread probably won't get answered, though.
2008-03-25Sal writes:
Hi all, I reside in Toronto, Canada and would like to convert the traditional billboard on my property to LED. anyone know where i can obtain info on canadian laws regulating this industry? I've only started thinking about digital billboards after having read an article in INC magazine (March 2008 issue). this is all new for me and any info would be appreciated. Thx!!
2008-04-03lojo writes:
pls i need info on electronic billboards pricing and installation cost.the installation will be done in nigeria
2008-04-29Alba Pena writes:
Does anyone know the cost of a billboard in Tokyo both regular and electronic?
2008-05-06Blake writes:
Can someone send me a link or let me know which states are the most lienient in terms of allowing LED billboards to be installed? Also If you sell LED's I would like to speak with you about buying one.. and eventually multiple boards. Thanks in advance. my email should be linked to my name above.. I'm in Austin, TX right now.
2008-05-07nomcebo writes:
Can someone send me a link or let me know which states are the most lienient in terms of allowing LED billboards to be installed? Also If you sell LED's I would like to speak with you about buying one.. and eventually multiple boards. Thanks in advance. my email should be linked to my name above.. I'm in Austin, TX right now.
2008-05-10Pat writes:
Can anyone help me with this task????? I have been assigned the task of locating information on Electronic Billboards. They are relatively new in my part of the world [Harrison, Ohio] and I need to become knowledgable in this field ASAP or [sooner]. What sizes do the come in and what is the cost per square inch, foot or whatever unit of measurement is used? Who programes the unit to display the messages and how is it accomplished? What legal "hoops" must I negoitiate to place a sign on my property advertizing my business or other businesses? Who makes these signs? Who installs and maintains them mechanically? What is the estimated "revenue" that can be generated from one sign per Month or Year? Send me an email if you know any of these answers. Thanks to all in advance.
2008-05-15Denny writes:
Hi there! I need info about LED signs. Purchase price, software and advertising pricing. I am located in Floriduh!!! Collier County and Lee County. Can someone help? Thanks.
2008-05-18Don writes:
Pls someone send information on where to purchase led billboards and associated costs.
I am in nebraska.
tnx for reply.
2008-05-28Kesington writes:
High, I'm trying to establish what kind of revenue I could generate from an LED Unit... Does anyone know the rates that advertisers pay. In addition, does anyone know where I can purchase a reconditioned unit (any size) I have just started a small company and I want to purchase a board for West Africa.. Any info would be helpfull
2008-05-31Blake writes:
Any LED sales people who want to make a sale, give me a call and I'll buy a digital board from you. Anyone who wants to sell a site for a billboard either a lease/permitted site undeveloped or an existing site which already has a sign in place (we have private equity investors and can close things fast)... Interested in anything and everything to do with digital billboards/ LED boards all over the United States. Thanks very much i can be reached at
2008-06-18konman writes:
hi all. i'd like to install an electronic/led billboard on our property, does anyone know of cost,installation,and maintenance on these thing's and are there any company's in northern california who carry these product's? thanks kon.
2008-07-15ELECOSN writes:
The age of outdoor advertising is coming, and the LED will be the best solution for it with its advantages
2008-07-15Ryan writes:
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We are a manufactuer of LED billboard, and we have latest product of LED screen, such as wireless control LED SCREEN, Slim LED screen

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2008-08-14Bill writes:
Do you know of any recent studies that discuss the hazards of electronic signs that are situated near streets or highways. The FHA dah a report several years ago, but I can't find much data that is more recent.
2008-08-16Papa Amoa-Danquah writes:
i want to know where to get to purchase the digital billboards and how much it would cost.
2008-08-19Ken Ruhiu writes:
Hi all,
I would like to purchase mobile digital screens to be used in Nairobi, Kenya. I would like an LED manufacturer to email me with costs and what I require to get the biz running. They should be cost effective to run. Also, option of mounting on Flat bed truck. This is a new concept in Kenya and would like to pick up asap.

Ken Ruhiu
2008-09-04Jim White writes:

We currently have an electric highway sign 10' high and 25' wide (double faced) mounted on a 30' pole. We wish to remove the cabinet and upgrade to 2 LED message boards of approx the same size We are located in Cleveland, Ohio and would be eager to get prices and discuss options. We are ready to move forward. Thank you and kindest regards.

Jim White
Fax (440) 234-9800
2008-09-09Will Gates writes:
does anyone know of software available to do pricing for digital billboard advertising clients...or where i can find the pricing structure or formula?

Hi,what are the various kinds of electronic billboard that we have.what are the merit/importance of it to those that intend using it as their major means of advertising their products and services.
Thanks and God bless.
2008-09-23Roger writes:
I would like to buy an electronic sign/digital sign. I am in San Antonio, Texas. Can someone send me a brochure on prices and type of signs.
2008-09-28Nate writes:
Hello, I'm searching for company's who manufacture LED Billboard's.Please send information to attached e-mail, thank you.
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2008-10-20Charlotte writes:
I'm interested in purchasing electronic outdoor billboard for Africa market. Can you send me brochure and pricing.
2008-11-02dushe writes:
what are the objectives of electronic billboard? And types,application. pls reply soon.
2008-11-03bushra writes:
i'd like to install an electronic/led billboard on our property, does anyone know of cost,installation,and maintenance on these thing's and are there any company's in palestine who carry these product's? thanks kon.
2008-11-15mark writes:
i would like to install an electronic billboard
on my property inB.C.Canada
can anyone give me infor re
3.who manufactures it
2008-11-16mikeyr6000le writes:
I would like some information on this type of advertisment. I'm in Iowa and would like to know who to contact about putting them up, who makes them, how much are they, what is the upkeep, who to contact about the land they go on, and how much does the average sign make. Send me the info at the above name
2008-11-24jhuls writes:

anyone here that could tell me how to "make" a small digital signage.. i mean, i am a computer engineering student, and we are about to make a design project and i choose digital signage.. but i don't know where to start because i've been thinking how would we create 1 without costing us a very expensive project...

need a reply.. please please please... thanks a lot.;..
2008-11-28lagbaja writes:
I would lik to know how doest a digital billboard cost and all the bites and pieces some need to know in running has an advert company. Please email me back. Thankx
2008-12-28david writes:
helo, i am a student from informatics, i have a thesis its all about electronic billboard, uhmm,can any one help me, honestly i dont know how to do it, i know something about flash, that's only what i know, is there need to create a program to control the hardware, ?
2009-02-22ime godwin writes:
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2009-03-08Vishwanath writes:
I would like to start business in a major city in India Bill board signage infrastructure provider. I would like to collaborate with a company who has trach record in seeting up and supplying the hardware, related softwares.
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2009-03-12Ganiyat writes:
Please i need more info about e-billboards. The pros and cons, cost of design and erection and materials needed for the design
2009-03-13paul writes:
i am a graphics student please i am about to finish my course and there is a need for me to write project.Please i really need information on electronic billboard.specially on history and how it came to existence.
2009-04-09myk writes:
pls am in nigeria and would really love to know the cost of getting 4[nos] 10feet by 20feet led billboards,plz this cost should include cost of shipping. thanks Myk egbe
2009-04-20Ricky Liu writes:
Hi, I am an engineer doing LED display. Please send your questions about LED display to my
2009-05-12fred servillon writes:
Here's my version of building elecronic billboards. I can write a script and using any internet browser to display any information using flash technology. This means you can use a big LCD screen as a remote monitor employing wireless or wired monitor connection.
see my example below. This flash application is a blank template where the labels and data being displayed are queried from a database that stores the information. So changing information by the users is as easy as editing a form in no time.

I'm looking for a company that manufacture outdoor LED sign that can receive data wirelessly to apply my application and write various blank templates to market.
2009-05-22william writes:
great stuff!i'm new to the industry i haven't started yet but i'm a var with ingram micro bill what do you think about having a network that consists of taxis i know the cost of outdoor signage is greater and of course theirs other elements but i'm thinking even with a small start up of say 20 cabs my geo would be enormous and i am part of my demographics so i get that and yes of course it will be ad placement based network with the help of adplacement comp hw could i go wrong?
2009-05-31Bill Gerba writes:
William: I've seen a number of cab-based advertising companies come and go. Some with screens inside the cabs, some outside. Of course, NY10, the New York taxi network, is still operational. And Titan Outdoor is starting to install large screens on the outside of buses in Chicago.

The cost challenges of in-vehicle advertising are hard to overcome, and compounding that challenge is the reluctance of advertisers to pay money if you're not blanketing at least four or five major DMAs. My advice would be to find an anchor advertiser who is willing to support your plan (perhaps in exchange for advertising cash some revenue stake). Without even a single advertiser, I think your cost of securing funds for installation and initial maintenance is going to be very tough.

Good luck,

2009-06-02RUSSELL ANI writes:


2009-07-06peter writes:
hi everybody
i would really love to know the cost of getting 10feet by 20feet led billboards,plz this cost should include cost of shipping. thanks
2009-07-07Marsh writes:
There are people who don't like your signs.

Do we want electronic billboards?

Rev Peter Sawtell

He claims one BB uses electricity of 13 average
2009-08-19paine rentals writes:
I need a large led board ,top Qaulity like sam sung and prgramable 10 by 20 min. feet
2009-10-13Matt writes:
What kind of billboard would be good for a school?
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2009-10-19rick writes:
I'd like to know the prices of digital billboards. I have property in a very good location for such a billboard.

2009-10-21Andy writes:
Hello everyone,

I was doing some advertising research and I was wondering if anyone had a good link to the future predictions of CPM on digital Billboards, or other relevant information regarding the future of the industry.

2009-12-02teejay writes:
i love the discussion on this blog i want to be part of this cerebral people......i have a hunch advertising is taking over in business palance.....
2009-12-07Marcio Schilling writes:
We are experienced in LED billboards in Brazil, having units out on the street and selling ad space. We are looking for a landowner interested in negotiating the space and placing an LED board!
Feel free to contact me at
2009-12-13jan darryl sioson writes:
I would like an information regarding the electronic billboards.send me your brochure,prices and billboard sizes of all urgent.
2009-12-13tariko4 writes:

We are looking for a partenair for production line for led moving sign in ALGERIA

2009-12-13tariko4 writes:

We are looking for a partenair for production line for led moving sign in ALGERIA

2010-01-05Harry Filer writes:
A belated comment here on LED screen life. It's an important factor in assessing the cost viability of a big investment.

You will note that LED chip makers are quite happy to quote 100,000 hours (11.4 years) to half brightness. In a typical situation this might mean a theoretical 15-20 year life you might think.

BUT.... you will also note that screen makers like ourselves are reluctant to quote such long lives.

The reason for this is simple. The LED chip makers base their chip life on a typical temperature of 20 or 25 degrees C. Any increase in operating temperature dramatically shortens the operating life (Original white LEDs had a life of under 1 year due to this effect).

This attention to cooling is one reason why Nichia chips cost so much more than others.

When assembled into a screen and particularly outdoors the operating temperature shoots upwards. Temperatures of 40-50 degrees are not unknown.

So a sign with a lot of sun in a hot environment will last a lot shorter time than one in a shaded or cooler environment.

My feeling and experience is that in our Northern European latitude a well designed, quality screen, LED's should last at least 5-10 years. You may get up to 15 years in the right environment.

For financing purposes we work on a financed life of 5-7 years - anything extra you can get is considered free!

In hotter climes, particularly with sun on the front, life will be reduced.

Be aware that nearly all LED displays will look great on day 1. But one with low quality chips or with poor cooling or control will deteriorate very quickly.
2010-01-12azeez writes:
Hello there,
I run a bill board signage company and am looking to change them all to LED. Email me quotations and brochure (
Thank you
2010-01-29sabrina writes:

I am looking to install a back-lit electronic billboard on a wall that is roughly 2.5x 3m. Can you please recommend a good company where I may find this.

Thank you!
2010-02-13Darryl writes:

I have a mini digital billboard display business that is much more cost effective for those looking to advertise their business on a large scale.
Ad cost is $25.00/mo. I you wanta unit for your business, cab service, bus, limo etc., contact me at for more information.


2010-03-22Tshepo writes:
Hello to you all.I am a new and imerging outdoor advatising company in Botwana,a country next to South Africa.Pleace furnish me with the deferant types and sizes as well as pricing on your LED outdoor electronic billboars.
Thank you
2010-03-23Vik de los Santos writes:
I have signage business here in the Philippines. I want to shift to LED. Can you help me how to start on this technology?
2010-04-28Shumba writes:
I am looking for a catalog and prices for advertising screens of various sizes (indoor and outdoor. I am in South Africa.
2010-05-11joe writes:
Hi,i am from india looking for LED/indoor/outoor display billboards pls contact send the quote we are looking for a large quantity
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2010-06-18philip writes:
hi, im a student and planning to make a thesis that is related to this kind of technology, , using Leds, can you tell us, how much it would cost if we will construct our own billboard, at least its approximate price, thank you
2010-06-19Overseas writes:
I am interested in purchasing atleast one LED display screen. The sizes I am interested in are 9x16, 9x12 and a slightly smaller unit too. Must be fan cooled. Kindly send me quotes on these, including specs such as diodes. Please quote by quality of picture too. I am a very interested buyer. Thank you.(
2010-07-01Bruno D'Angelo writes:
My company is currently looking to buy a 9x16 outdoor electronic billboard. I am interested in any information regarding both initial cost and operating cost and reliability. I am also interested in learning more about this technology in order to be able to make a better and more informed decision. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2010-07-29Amit writes:
I would like to buy an electronic/LED billboard.I run an education institute in India,and we need a LED Billboard. send me ur brochure,prices and billboard sizes of all urgent.
2010-07-29Amit writes:
I would like to buy an electronic/LED billboard.I run an education institute in India,and we need a LED Billboard. send me ur brochure,prices and billboard sizes of all urgent.
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2010-07-30chetan manwani writes:
Hi,I am a new entrant to this blog with good experience on LED Boards and advertising , working with great company MIC Electronics Ltd ,
I welcome if any query or information on the same.Sales query in all regions of India will be immediately responded,below are my details
m 9999388658 - for general query - for sales query
Gr8 blog ,wished I have joined earlier
2010-08-02Prince writes:
Looking for partners to launch electronic billboards across a number of locations (acquired sites) in various states in Nigeria
2010-09-10Lucy writes:
Hello Everyone,

Glad to know you all here, we are the only led display panel factory in China, we have our patent in our slim industrial cabinet of 480*480mm, we are the only factory in China who can produce this kind of sign, our target is middle and high end customer, if you are looking for good quality sign, pls don't hesitate to contact me, thank you!

A nice day for you!

Warm regards,

2010-09-10John writes:
I have a 11 acre field with no trees on highway 321 between Columbia and Savannah (South Carolina - Georgia) and would like to know whether it's worth putting a billboard on my land, how much does it cost, is anyone interested placing a billboard?
2010-09-16Chan writes:
am looking for to buy large size of lCD/LED billboards for outdoors/Indoors...

Do advice me... at
2010-09-28effy writes:
our company is a global leader in the LED video display industry and one of the largest suppliers of outdoor LED displays throughout the US and around the world. We’ve developed a new state of the art product line specifically for the sports video and scoreboard market designed to provide a high quality, long-lasting alternative to the average LED video display systems on the market today.

to John above, we could give you a site visit if you'd like.
2010-10-07DAVID PREWITT writes:
2010-11-24Kalinda writes:
Nice blog, Glad to know you all here!
I am Kalinda,major in LED solution.Our company produce Unique LED display which is only 8kg/cabinet with only one box size(480*480mm)for all pixel pitches to be compatible with all resolution.different from Iron/Aluminum cabinets.

P.C.when we look to the lifetime of the LED’s, everyone will say about 100.000 hours. That’s for the LED with the right current. To high voltages and wrong drivers will reduce the lifetime of the LED’s as well.
as we know, heat of LED screen mainly comes from the ICs and Power supplies.each of our LED chips consumes 40% less power than other ordinary lamp on the market.also we make fan inside every patented design cabient which gurantee the good heat emission.

Any question pls e-mail

Thanks & All my Best,

Kalinda Fan
2010-12-07David writes:
I'm in a very similar situation to most here. I'm doing the research to establish a Digital Billboard in Australia.
I have emailed nearly everyone here directly, but just in case I missed you, or you know of some information, please feel free to contact me on

I am after benchmarking numbers, advertising rates per views, average costs for infrastructure, installation and equipment.

If there are other websites that have this info, I would be keen to know this too.

Kind regards,
2010-12-07Oliver writes:
Hi,This is Oliver. Some costomers asked us for 281 trillions color LED display.

Could you inform us price for P16 virtual pixel supported, and driving method is constant,static, 2R1G1B.
Screen is used for outdoor advertisement.

for p16 screen for 41 cabinets(1024x768), 41 receive card hub, 4 send card.
And pls add the specs of the screen to:

-powersupply brand

-led chips, sizes


-Display color

-controller, driver IC….


-delivery time


2010-12-29Johnson writes:
Dear all, this is Johnson from MR LED , We are top LED display OEM manufacturer in China. Each month, we make more than 6000square meters of LED display.
If you have LED display project, please feel free to contact with me. We provide full round solution from A to Z.
My email address is
Mob: 8613728990932
I am waint for your fast reply.
2010-12-30Cyrus writes:
@Oliver - color display is function of LED make used ,controller and software in LED screen and very few companies follow such standards few of them are
Barco - Belgium
MIC Electronics - India
Daktronics - USA
Now you said you want a P16 Virtual ,you need to check this as P16 virtual implies a pitch of greater than 32 mm ,which correlates to minimum viewing distance of 20 meters and I doubt it. So it can be 8V - that is 8 mm virtual pitch with 16 mm real pitch.
Now I am a OOH researcher , The best deal to look at here is type of LED used ie Nichia (Best) or Opto (average) as is has direct implication on life and quality for
Eg - I say LED half life of 1,00,000 hrs at intensity of 5000 NIT and in Indian environmental conditions it basically implies I have 3-4 year to get my investment as after that my screen willnt be as bright to stand facing sun and it will a opportunity loss of time till this screen goes to junkyard.
Now I say I bought a Nichia LED which has 1,00,000 hrs and brightness of 9600-9000 NIT and quality control for temperature range of 30 - 45 c , then i got a quality screen for 8-9 years.
Plz follow my blog
2010-12-30cyrus writes:
Virtual and real pitch ir 2R 1G 1B and 1R 1G 1B which is latest technology ?
I say real ..............?
2011-01-13Kenny.wu writes:
hi, everybody
I am an engineet of led display, come from China. About the led display technology i am very good. Hope i can help you and it's my big pleasure!
2011-01-15Jay writes:
Hi, I am from michigan and looking to buy LED billborad to start a company. All manufactures and supplierr, can you plaese contact me with quotes and advices.
2011-01-15Jay writes:
looking to buy led billboard. please contact me at
2011-01-25gulshan writes:
i want 10 boards of size 20 x 16 fts in india asap of 16/14 pitch contact me best prices
2011-01-30majid writes:
hi dear
as you professional in this case i want to know some standard role for install digital billboard in highway whats the standard international things would you pleas help me ?
2011-02-01Michael Marshall writes:
How much to install your own billboard?
2011-02-09Edward writes:
I am interested in finding a supplier of led billboards for an advertising company in the sourthern Caribbean.

2011-02-10Kenny.wu writes:
hi, Dear guys,
this is Kenny, profestional in led display screen.
if you need help, please call me. it's my big pleasure.
Skype: Kenny.wuzh
2011-02-22Clive writes:
Hi I am interested in purchasing a digital billboard, please send me some references to supply to Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean
2011-04-11OTAGADA ANTHONY writes:
I want to purchase digital signage. An electronic/LED billboard. I run an advertisement institute in Nigeria,and we need a LED Billboard. send me ur brochure,prices and billboard sizes of all type. Urgent please.
2011-04-24Jeff writes:

We suply LED's to the Caribbean and Africa. Please contact me on
2011-05-09Shottercon writes:
2011-04-11OTAGADA ANTHONY writes:
I want to purchase digital signage. An electronic/LED billboard. I run an advertisement institute in Nigeria,and we need a LED Billboard. send me ur brochure,prices and billboard sizes of all type. Urgent please.

Same as this guy up here please but to:
or contact me on my mobilephone: 447716499896 (UK)
2011-06-30Susan writes:
Anyone interested in placing sign in Statesville, NC?
2011-06-30Susan writes:
Anyone interested in placing sign in Statesville, NC?
2011-07-01Robert writes:
I am looking for a competitive supplier of a 2x2m LED billboard for outdoor advertising.
Please all suppliers contact me with a quote stating price and delivery for the above to Harare, Zimbabwe.
2011-07-01luke writes:
We do sales promotion recently. Our P10 outdoor RGB module only need 22usd/pc.
delivery time:
500pcs 3 days
1000pcs 5 days
2000pcs 10 days
5000pcs 15 days

2011-07-02Tina zhu writes:
We are led display manufacturer,If you are interested in,contact me soon.
2011-07-04Johnson writes:
hello, this is Johnson from MR LED.
We are professonal LED display manufactuer in China, and we have customers from Nigerial, and he bought alot of LED display from us each month.
In addition, we have office in Germany and USA.
our engineers are working there to do services for customer there.
Each month, we make more than 6000sqm LED display. We were called the No. 1 LED display supplier for India and Brazil market.
please just contact with me
86 13728990932 , MSN:
Skype: e-skype85 .
Hope to meet you one day !
2011-07-04billboard lease writes:
Technology continues to advance at a fast pace with the digital billboard displays.
2011-07-05Johnson WONG writes:
Hi, everybody, we are the most featured led display supplier in China, supplying a wide spectrum of product lines.

Rental and staging led displays are what we are especially strengthened in.

Contact me for more aobut us:
skype: johnson.wj
2011-07-06Jelly writes:
Hi there,

Nice to know you guys here,any questions for LED billboard,video screen,please let us know,hope we can help it a lot,thank you~

Best wishes for everyone!

Jelly from Unihero factory/China
Facebook:Jelly Huang
2011-07-07Dave writes:
Anyone interested in renting space/placing a digital board in Brooklyn, NY?
2011-08-16Sledge writes:
Hi.I am interested in buying electronic billboards so can u guyz please send me the costs of buying and send all the reference material to the given email adress
Thank you!
2011-08-16Sledge writes:
Hi.I am interested in buying electronic billboards so can u guyz please send me the costs of buying and send all the reference material to the given email adress
Thank you!
2011-08-16Sledge writes:
Hi.I am interested in buying electronic billboards so can u guyz please send me the costs of buying and send all the reference material to the given email adress
Thank you!
2011-08-30Jeanius writes:
We desayopto have over 10 years manufactere experience on the field of LED display.
(The sales revenue of Desay optoelectronics has ranked NO. 1 in Asia and NO. 3 in the world for 6 years.)

Feel free to cotnact us if any inquiry!

2011-09-05Janet writes:
Hi.I am interested in buying electronic billboards so can u please send me the costs of buying including the price of software needed.
2011-09-07Led singn writes:
@Sledge writes: You can find billboards from us with reasonable price and timely made. you can visit our site by simply clicking the link above "Led sign"
2011-09-15Amy writes:
Dear sir

My name is amy from china,we are a professional led billboard sign manufactory,if you are interested in our products,could you contact me on

Best regards
2011-09-26Somnus writes:
We are leading manufacturer for LED display products, we have 16 years history in this field, we produce and sell outdoor & indoor full color video LED display/LED scrolling message sign/LED dance floor/LED curtain/mesh/stadim led display etc. we have nice price with 2 years warranty. please contact us Mob: 86 151 1247 2319
2011-10-07wally xiang writes:
Dear Sir /Madam,

Nice day.This is Wally from Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Technology Co.,Ltd.
It's my pleasure to be on service of you if possible. Our website:

We offer LED displays with features as following:

1).40% Energy saving and uniform size:all pitch with same size of cabinet: 480mm*480mm,saving 40% power.Example:P20: average 140w/sqm&others:400w-800w/sqm.
2).55% Light weighted and ultra thin cabinet:ultra thin:80mm..6.8KG/cabinet,Example:P20:less than 30kg/sqm&other brands:56-60kg/sqm.easy to install and shipping cost.
3).Patented and integrated design cabinet with intelligent fan inside:industrial Plastic material,intelligent fan inside.extend life of LEDs and Fan.
4).Simplification of control system.control system and cabinet are totally seperated,use less receiving system cost.
5).High safety index:Industrial plastic to guard against electricity leakage,guarantee safety of on-site labor cost and time.
6).High refresh rate:More than 6000 Hzs.brightness:more than 12000nits.grey scale.65536levels.
7).Unlimited upgrade and better compatibility.our products can be exchanged,two years later you also can operate led screens with other accessories.


PH10DIP/SMD---PH15DIP real/virtual pixel---PH16DIP/SMD---PH20DIP real/virtual pixel---PH24DIP real /virtual pixel---PH30DIP real/Virtual pixel

Should by chance,your corporation not deal with the products mentioned above,we would be most grateful if this letter could be forward to the correct corporation.

Yours sincerely.

Wally Xiang

International Sales Manager
Shenzhen Only Optoelectronic Technology CO.,LTD
Tel(China):86-755-81790558-Ext 612
Mobile: 86-13682511977 & 15018099465
Add:Hongfa Industrial Zone,Shiyan Town,Baoan District
Shenzhen 518109, P.R.China
Find me on LINKEIN:
2011-10-09Somnus writes:
LED display leader

16 years history, manufacture below products.

- LED display indoor / outdor
- LED curtain / mesh
- LED scrolling message sign
- LED dance floor
- Stadium / perimeter LED display

Warmly welcome contact us, we will do the best for you.


Somnus (sales manager)
skype: sweety.711
Mob: 86 15112472319
2011-10-28Artson writes:
Hi there!

How come noone can give me a price straight up. I need an outdoor LED billboard for a rental business. Measurements:

1. 3m X 2m
2. 2.5m X 2m
3. 2m X 2m

Brighness = 7000 nits
Viewing Distance = 10m and greater
Resolution = Not sure, but High

The billboard will be directly exposed to the sun for up to 5 hours a day.

No fluffing around please. Just give me your recommendations and cost.

Nice day guys!
2011-11-06yu wenwen writes:
Dear friends
Our company Specilized in led display controllers,like dual and single -color controller asynchronously,including USB interface ,100M LAN network interface and divideded into districts discretionally.

if you have any inquires,pleae contact us,

Sales of Sales Department
Ms.yu wenwen
Skype: skywen_yu
Tel: 86-755-28165600
Mobile: 86-13651440937
Fax: 86-755-28165600
2011-11-08shaw adam writes:
we are professional manufacturer of produce led display, our product has good quality with very cheap price. please add my or skype shaw-mxgled.
2011-11-16Olatunde Ahmed writes:
we manufacture Led displays here in nigeria... Kindly check out our office at shop n30a ojo cantonment barracks busstop ojo lagos. kindly check out our websites. or call 2348027192740. skype lahtuneday, “Electetra Displays is a company that deals in the manufacturing of Electronic Displays and solutions. We manufacture Electronic scoreboards, Electronic Billboards, Electronic Scrollboards, Electronic Exchange boards etc.we design and install modern digital advertisement platforms which are developed using cutting-edge technology so as to maintain an unmatched quality at an affordable price and properly project your corporate image.
Our products range from large animated led-based screens which can be updated via a remote control, memory card or sms to simple static displays with eye-catching blink patterns and color animation screens.
To ensure that we are a brand that could be relied upon, all our products have passed rigorous quality control tests and are covered by a 2-part warranty made up of 3 months of device replacement, and 9 months of free service in the event of a failure.
To ensure that we alsways leave our customers satisfied, we offer customized sizes and features for various applications.
2011-11-26cindy writes:
I am Cindy from Channel Cailiang (Zhangzhou) Opto-electronics Co., Ltd. Our company is one of the professional manufacturer of LED Display screen in Fujian, China. We can provide many kinds of outdoor LED display, indoor LED display. Maybe you have some interests in our products. For more information, please refer to our website:
Hope we can build a good business relationship with you in the near future.
2011-11-26Olayinka writes:
please l need information on electronic billboard advert.I am a final year student working on billboard.Thanks
2011-12-01Jacky Chueng writes:
Hello everyone,
I am so glad to known that so many people have interest in LED display!Wish we can beautiful the world together!

We are a manufacturer of LED display & lighting products in Shenzhen China. As the strategic cooperative partner of Korea Samsung LED and Tsinghua University, we have undertaken more than 1000 projects both domestic and abroad, such national projects as Asian Games, the 60th Anniversary of National Day of P.R.C., Shanghai World EXPO, Qingdao Sailing race of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games etc.

Contact me freely ,if you have interest!
2011-12-05Jeanius writes:
We Desayopto have over 10 years manufactere experience on the field of LED display.
(The sales revenue of Desay optoelectronics has ranked NO. 1 in Asia and NO. 3 in the world for 6 years.)

Feel free to cotnact us if any high-level LED display products is needed!

2011-12-06LED Display Manufacturer writes:
Unbelievable information you have shared here. I really impressed with your great information....
2011-12-07sailu writes:

any one aware of number of installed outdoor LED Billboard, and solar based traffic signals.
if you know that the no of installed Outdoor LED Billboards and solar based traffic signals, please let me know.

2012-01-04Michael writes:
LED display leader

6 years history, manufacture below products.

- LED display indoor / outdor
- LED curtain / mesh
- LED scrolling message sign
- LED dance floor
- Stadium / perimeter LED display

Warmly welcome contact us, we will do the best for you.


Michael (sales manager)
skype: micheal.yng
Mob: 86 13554726204
2012-01-25Mr.Mike Ben writes:
I am interested in your product Please give me your price list,

I'm ready to buy in large quantity,

your early and kindly reply will be appreciated Email:

Have a nice day.
Mr.Mike Ben
2012-02-28Somnus writes:
LED display leader

16 years history, manufacture below products.

- LED display indoor / outdor
- LED curtain / mesh
- LED scrolling message sign
- LED dance floor
- Stadium / perimeter LED display

Warmly welcome contact us, we will do the best for you.


Somnus (sales manager)
skype: sweety.711
Mob: 86 15112472319
2012-04-21Tariq Durrani writes:
Our company is desirous of setting up a true colour LED Display Board assembly unit in India. Urgently looking for technical collaborators and technical consultants. Require technology transfer and plant machinery setup for the assembly unit, including OEM suppliers. Terms and conditions of business are open to discussions and negotiations.
Interested established vendors are invited to establish contact at the earliest.
Pl feel free to reach me on 91 9005111199
2012-06-25Kelly Dong writes:
Our Shenzhen Haisheng Optoelectronic Co.,Ltd was established in 2005 and is growing into a international oriented company with her more than 7 years professional experience in the filed of indoor and outdoor full color led display. During the past 7 years we have established the full process from proto type samples quantity production. Quality control to led display and technical support up to now 90% our products in europe and USA.
Pllease feel free to contact me 8613728781357 for catalogue and price list
2012-08-17Somnus writes:
LED display leader

16 years history, manufacture below products.

- LED display indoor / outdor
- LED curtain / mesh
- LED scrolling message sign
- LED dance floor
- Stadium / perimeter LED display

Warmly welcome contact us, we will do the best for you.


Somnus (sales manager)
skype: sweety.711
Mob: 86 15112472319
2012-08-29Vivek writes:
Hello Every one,
I would like to know how ads are being braod casted onto mulltiple LED bill board or LED TV screens to run your commercials. Is there anyone with multiple LED for commercial use who is doing such activity?

I would like to ask if anyone has any easy method to run programs on multiple bill boards which are set up all over the city?

Thank you for answering
2012-09-04Mark writes:
Is there any availalbe marketing data to show what impact of adding an electronic billboard sign has on sales for tenants of retail centers?
2012-10-31Abby Lee writes:
To purchase good and cheaper product, it's a good place to purchase.
2013-01-16vivi xu writes:
We are the outdoor advertising billboard manufacturer in China,our main products: scrolling mobile billboard, scooter advertising, mobile led screen, scrolling sign,
hexahedral rotating sign etc.

Please refer to our website for details and give us chance to serve you our qualified products.

Looking for your interest in cooperation with us to make mutual benefits.

Kind regards,
Vivi Xu
Junhui Technology Limited
2013-07-08Doug Pederson AKA SpectateSwamp writes:
I built a custom multimedia player that can randomly play groupings of "video pictures and text". Great for storefront displays or kiosks. A great question and answer tool for students. Intermix local events with your promos. It can pick a random video then play a random segment. When You have thousands of video like I do you need random sampling...
2014-07-26bazel writes:
Manufactures and everyone please help I am working on a very large project for our client who is looking to buy led digital billboards in south africa the project will be running for a long period of time, can anyone please help with qoutations and the best product to use for our hot weather conditions and the expected life expectancy of these leds under these condition and also the power consumption.
The billboards will be 6m x 6m
Please contact me

South africa

Thank you
2014-08-08Nathan writes:
Hi everyone,

This is Nathan from Shenzhen Apexls Optoelectronic Co.,Ltd. We are one of the leading manufacturers of full color LED Display with 10 years' experience. With quality items and good service, we've provided solutions to many big events including Beijing Olympics, London Olympics and Sochi Winter Olympics.

Now we are acknowledged as the leader of creative LED Display because of our capability of making unique shaped LED display.We can make 3D LED Ball Display with various kinds of pixel pitch options and size options, LED Cube, Cylinder LED Display, Beer Can Shaped Led display, etc.

Should you guys have any inquiries, don't hesitate to email me at nathan(at)
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Thanks for weighing up the pros and cons, to me it seems to be worth it initially, but maybe I need to read more up on it?
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My company is currently looking to buy a 3mX4m, 6mX9m, 9mX12m, 12mX18m outdoor electronic billboards. I am interested in any information regarding both initial cost and basic operating cost and reliability. I am also interested in learning more about this technology in order to be able to make a better and more informed decision.
I'm interested in purchasing electronic outdoor billboard for Nigerian market. Can you send me brochure and pricing. Please all suppliers contact me with a quote stating price and delivery for the above to Lagos, Nigeria.
Please contact me
Cell: 1 917 818 0853
2014-12-29Thomas Gunter writes:
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