Over the past few years, we have seen the houses of worships incorporating LED video walls. Like many other sectors, churches understand the importance of LED video walls and the advantages they offer. The clarity, brightness and limitless configuration possibilities of the LED screen allow the worshipers to create a dynamic and affect leaving environment. They are able to make their ceremonies interesting and effective. To ensure that you are able to get outstanding results, you need to know how to utilize an LED video wall for your church and the reason for installing one.
Instead of relying on just indoor LED video walls, you can also use them as outdoor signage. This will further enhance the image of the church, making it more of a 21st-century church than an 18th one. In addition, attractive LED signs are going to attract more people to your church.
Below are some tips that you should consider before adding an LED video wall to your church.
It is really important to understand that location plays a vital role in generating results. An LED screen when placed at the right place will get your message through. However, if the location of your LED video wall is incorrect, you will not be able to see the results you are hoping for.
Therefore, consider the location factor seriously. For instance, if you are planning to welcome your visitors and worshipers with a video wall LED screen, then the best place to install one is near the entrance facility. Now if you place the welcome LED message at the back of the alter, you just wasted the technology away.
In addition, when you are planning to direct traffic, you need to ensure that the LED screen is in a spot where everyone can see it. Consider all possible outdoor installation location before deciding on any. This way, you will get the best angle and the best location.
Of course, there is no doubt that the screen size is vital for making an impact. If you have a huge audience, let’s say about 500 people, and you use a 42 inch LED video wall. What do you think the outcome will be? We will tell you, it will be disasters. Only the people sitting in the first row or so will be able to see the screen, whereas, the majority left, will not enjoy the ceremony.
Likewise, if it is a gathering of 20 worshipers and you use a huge LED screen, it will overwhelm them. Instead of making an impact, the screen will become annoying. Therefore, consider carefully before deciding on a screen.
Besides the number of people, there are other factors such as the type of content you want to display and the purpose of your content help in decide the right size. For example, if you want to welcome your guests the screen has to be much larger, then the screen showing the ceremony layout inside the church.
Before installing the LED screen, you need to analyze its surrounding area. In case you are planning for an outdoor LED screen, consider a screen that will be visible in broad daylight. When the sun is at its full power it projects about 5000 nits, thus you need to make sure that your LED video wall has a brightness higher than the sun. Only then will be the screen become visible in the broad daylight.
Generally, a good outdoor LED screen’s brightness varies from 5000 to 10,000 nits. Remember, the LED display’s brightness depends on the type and quality of LEDs. Thus, choose the best quality LEDs for your display. On the other hand, you do not need a high brightness level for an indoor LED screen. You usually need about 1800 to 2000 nits.
Besides the brightness element, you will have to pay heed to the weather factor especially for outdoor LED screens. You need to make sure that your outdoor LED video wall is able to perform well under extreme weather conditions. For this, we suggest you opt for a screen that has a minimum IP 54. If a screen has an IP 65, it will be able to withstand all types of weather conditions. It might increase the cost, but it will be worth it.
After you decide the location and the size, you need to work on how you will install the screen. For example, are you planning to use a free0standing display or a wall mounted? Will you install it in the corner, at the back of the stage or the hang it above the stage.
You need to think about all these questions and then install the LED video wall. In addition, you need to think about ways to hide the cables and the power codes. You cannot leave them dangling in the area. Besides looking bad, someone might trip and fall down. If your LED screen is not fixed, there is a high possibility that the person who trips might take down the LED screen as well. To avoid all this hassle and to eliminate the danger, it is recommended that to look at ways to properly hide the cords.
Once you have the LED video wall in the right place, the next step is to fill it up with content. You have done the first part of attracting the visitors by installing the LED display, but to turn them into religious worshippers, you need to display attractive, informative and inspiring content on the digital sign.
You can always start by displaying text messages or images. Eventually, we suggest you should put in more spice to your content. Try showcasing live worship services and animated content. Consider all the ways via which you can control the content you plan to display. Also, you should schedule the content to ensure that it does not become stale.
You do not have to do all this manually; you just need to choose the right video controller. A good video controller allows you to schedule content, it will feed to your video walls and it will fit all your future goals.
We agree that when LED technology came to the market, it was expensive beyond reasons. However, with time the cost of LED screens have decreased substantially. Now an LED screen is just about 15 to 20 percent higher than a project, but it has a way better life and generates better results. For instance, if the projector or the projector bulb fails, the replacement cost is in thousands. In the case of LED video walls, swapping an LED bulb or even a complete panel will not cost you a lot of money.
Even if we compare the LED video wall with an LCD display, yet we believe that LED is better. 110 inches is the cost division for video walls. Pricing of LED video walls before 110 inches is comparable to the LCD display. However, anything beyond 180 inches, no one can compete with LED technology.
From the total cost of ownership perspective to the life of an LED display, we can assure you that LED walls are better in comparison to LCD displays and projectors. Buying an LED video wall for your church is a wise investment.
Besides, have a better shelf life, LED consumes way less energy. In comparison to projectors, LED display uses 40 to 50 percent less energy. In addition, they have the ability to emit significant heat. Yes, we agree the upfront price or LCD and projectors is less, however, in the long run, it is LED that will save you money. Both LCD and projectors are not energy efficient, you will have to spend thousands on electricity each month.
Traditional projectors do not offer the brightness that LED displays offer. They are low on both costs as well as quality. LED video walls on the other end provide you with bright and clear images.
We use LUX (the projected or reflected light to measure the projection brightness. However, for LED brightness, nits are the measure that we use. One nit is equal to almost 3.462 lux.
Usually, 300 nits to all the way up to 800 nits are used for a fine LED pitch. Therefore, you do not have to turn off the lights in order for the audience to see it. The LED video wall will work fine even with ambient lighting conditions.
We do believe that LED video wall is the best option especially when your church will have ambient light at a certain time of the day. In addition, LED screens offer customization. It allows you to increase the white light to enhance brightness or increase the black level of the background. Improving the contrast can have a great impact on the visibility of the screen in the space with ambient light. Usually, the projector contrast ratio is 2000:1, whereas a fine-pitch LED contrast ratio is up to 6000:1.
Another reason to utilize an LED video wall for your church is its grayscale in low brightness conditions. In low lights, projectors images look washed out or blurry. However, in the LED video walls have the ability to handle 16.bit color debt processing. Thus, it will not compromise on the image quality and yet maintain the high gray level.
For your congregations, the worshippers will be able to read scripture, lyrics and appreciate imagery better with an LED video wall instead of a projector.
For a church renovations are always troublesome, after all, they require capital. Churches are often running on a low budget, thus they cannot afford to renovate every now and then. At the same time, change is important as people are always looking for it.
So, what are you to do? Simple, you can add an LED screen to your church and it will instantly modernize the entire appearance of your church. Besides upgrading your church to the 21st century, it will also help you get your message through effectively.
In addition, you can use the church LED video wall to generate some extra funds for the upcoming church ceremonies or needed renovations.
If you are able to utilize an LED video wall for your church effectively, you will be able to generate outstanding results. You will be able to get your message through and engage your worshippers. You just need to make sure that you have the right location for installing the LED screen. Also, ensure that you analyze the location properly and have the right screen size.
Proper planning before installation will make sure you get it right the first time. Dismantling LED video wall might be easy, but we do not recommend it often. Although LED video wall screens might be expensive up front in comparison to projects, they offer advantages that LCDs and projectors don’t.
LEDs screens have a better lifespan and they offer a brighter and clearer picture in comparison to the traditional projectors. The screens are also energy efficient; they use almost 40 to 50 percent of the light a projector. Thus, LED will save you from heavy electricity bills. In addition, the maintenance cost of an LED screen is much less. In case of a projector, you will have to spend literally hundreds of dollars in order to repair it or change its bulb, but not in the case of an LED screen.
Lastly, to make an impact on your visitors, you need to have the right kind of content. Make sure that your content is engaging, informative and up to date. Since LED video walls offer unlimited updating option, thus you should update it regularly. To make things easier, invest in a good display controller. You will be able to schedule content changing time and enjoy other numerous benefits.