Modern Day Gold Rush:  Don’t Be LED Astray

While the actual individual LED on an LED wall may last 10-20 years, based on the 100,000-hour maximum — when looking at all the parts, and not just the LEDs — some panels can be expected to have failures much sooner.

Modern Day Gold Rush:  Don’t Be LED Astray
An image of a view of an LED wall comprised of THOR: 3.9mm LED panels.

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Therefore, if you see one LED panel priced at $1,500, and another at $500, how do you think there can be such a huge price difference? One of two things, the $1,500 panel is either a much higher build quality product with gold wire LEDs, or the person selling it to you is looking to make a huge profit, on selling you fool’s gold (copper wiring).

Most of the LED panels sold do not include the MTBF information, nor do they tell you if they use copper or gold wire LEDs. In their view, such details are not seen as important. Either way, they will create an image, but what you are really buying is a short-term or long-term product, depending on whether it is using copper or gold wiring.

If you are looking for the long-term solution, the THOR: brand LED panel is worthy of consideration, as it is a product with a MTBF of 50,000 hours.

To see for yourself, I have included a couple of sections of cut sheets from one low-cost American brand LED panel, and another from an OEM manufacturer, for a U.S.-based sales organization. Each example clearly states a LED lifespan of 100,000 hours, with one noting that the MTBF is 5,000 hours, and the other citing 10,000 hours.




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Stefan Svard has been involved with the A/V world for virtually all of his life. His first experience dates back to when he was 13 years old, and fast forward to the present. He now has the opportunity to serve a much larger base of people through his company, Audio Video Electronics, a Minneapolis-based AVL systems integrator, which specializes in sound systems, acoustic design, sound transmission isolation, video systems and lighting systems.
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