Why should you choose LED technology from Sharp/NEC?
Unlike any other manufacturer, we have no reason to promote one display technology over another. Projection, LCD and LED; each has their pros and cons appropriate to the application, and we can supply them all.
Yet, fine pitch LED technology is offering a tantalising combination of advantages:
- High brightness and deep contrasts.
- Unlimited scalability and customisable flexibility.
- No distracting bezels or screen reflection.
There is no denying it, LED is here to impress.
But all LED products are NOT the same. With LED solutions flooding the market, the variance in quality is extreme. With so many seemingly inexpensive LED solutions currently available, it is wise to remember that buying cheap could very well mean buying twice.
The beauty of LED is the perception of a single vast canvas created by individual LED modules that are perfectly aligned and perfectly calibrated. More than any other display technology, anything less than perfection is frustration. Whilst now a mainstream product, LED does still command a considered investment, so choosing quality for long lasting reliability is important for your ROI.
Quality is non-negotiable
Be reassured that across our entire range of products, quality is non-negotiable.
We recently introduced two LED ranges (E Series and FE-E Series) to broaden our appeal in the value-oriented sector, and the FC Series featuring Chip on Board technology which significantly reduces energy usage.
We now have a comprehensive range of offerings to fulfil the requirements for every application type from entry level to highly complex deployments. Not all applications require all our innovative features and capabilities, so to achieve a budget-friendly price point we can offer products perfectly targeted to less demanding applications.
But what is common across ALL of these ranges is our consistent attention to detail; quality of build and components; industry leading service; ease of installation and, most crucially, a metal cabinet structure.
Why is a metal cabinet so important?
There are several reasons why we will only consider using aluminium across our LCD and LED product ranges, where our competitors favour plastic:
Aluminium is precision machined. It is robust and stable during handling and provides the infrastructure to support perfect alignment between pixel cards for that all-important homogenous canvas.
Aluminium is a thermal conductor meaning it naturally dissipates heat, expelling it away from susceptible componentry. This helps to maintain a consistent temperature inside the display for long lasting reliability and performance.
Aluminium is fire-retardant. Unlike plastic which melts and drips, aluminium will hinder the spread of fire making it safe for use in public spaces without the need for additional infrastructure such as sprinkler systems.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable. It can be recycled again and again without changing its properties, contributing to the circular economy, unlike most types of plastic used for electronic equipment.
For peace of mind, public safety, longevity, investment security, precision alignment, and sustainability. . . why would you risk a product constructed mainly of plastic?
Size is everything!
When matching the perfect fit solution to the viewing distance of your application, it’s not only the size of the display that matters – what is even more crucial is the size of the pixel pitch. The nearer you are to the display the finer the pixel pitch needed. The rule of thumb is 1mm pixel pitch for every 8-foot viewing distance. So, an LED display in a meeting room scenario will need a finer pixel pitch compared to a display used for signage where passers-by are more distant. Furthermore, the greater the number of meeting participants, or potential passers-by, the larger the display size needed.
Service and sustainability
Manufactured using high quality components and Japanese engineering standards, Sharp/NEC products and solutions are trusted for long-lasting reliability. This commitment to quality underpins our sustainable management where, through repair and refurbishment programs, we extend the long lifecycle of our products, deferring replacement, and therefore waste, over a longer time frame.
Sharp/NEC LED products promise a remarkable life span of up to 100,000. To maintain the performance of complex and multifaceted LED technology, regular servicing is essential. Committed to quality, we offer a comprehensive range of professional service packages and warranties designed to accompany our LED products ensuring they maintain optimal performance over their long life.
Any size, any shape, any application
Our broadest ever range of standardised and bespoke LED solutions means we can offer displays in any size and shape. In a choice of pixel pitches and with an array of features tailored to specific environments and corresponding to budget parameters; we really can accommodate pretty much every application requirement!
What’s more, the experts at the Sharp/NEC LED Solutions Centre are passionate about what they do. They love a challenge and relish the opportunity to develop new solutions should an application require it.
Sharp/NEC and our accredited installation and service partners expertly manage each project according to its unique requirements to ensure our customers are delighted with their LED display.
Learn more about our different LED ranges
E Series (Essential)
Available as a standardised bundle with everything included to create a stunning digital surface, the E Series comes in 4 display sizes (108”, 135”, 162” and 217”) and 4 pixel pitch options (1.2mm, 1.5mm, 1.8mm and 2.5mm). For bespoke installations the modules are available to configure any size and shape. The pixel cards are front serviceable for easy replacement.
The standout feature of the E Series is how incredibly slim it is. At just 29mm in depth. Even with the mounting bar attached the entire depth is just 47mm making it light in weight and highly versatile. What’s also remarkable is the price.
FE-E Series (Enterprise Eco)
Sharing the same design as our award-winning FE Series, the FE-E is available as a customisable solution with three pixel pitch options (1.2mm, 1.5mm. 1.9mm).
The key difference between the FE-E and its sister product is the use of a more cost-efficient LED diode. Targeted at the most common mainstream application scenarios where humidity is not an issue, the FE-E series delivers an impressive price-performance ratio. The pixel cards are front serviceable for easy replacement.
FE Series (Fine pitch Enterprise)
The FE Series is suitable for more demanding environments; high quality Multi-Color LED diodes (pixel pitches up to 1.9mm) ensure protection against humidity and with a fully flat surface they achieve wide viewing angles and reduced reflection.
In a wide range of bundled sizes (104”, 110”, 137”, 165”, 220”) and pixel pitches (0.9mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 1.9mm, 2.5mm, 3.1mm, 3.8mm), the FE Series is also available for customisable shapes and sizes. The pixel cards are front serviceable for easy replacement.
*NEW* to the FE Series is the 21:9 LED-FE009i2-104 Panoramic View, a 104” all-in-one solution for hybrid meeting rooms with the ‘stretch’ format recommended for Microsoft Teams Rooms.
FA Series (Fine pitch Advanced)
Featuring the same build design and high quality Multi-Color diodes across the entire range of pixel pitch options from 0.9mm to 3.8mm, the FA Series mirrors all the advantages of the award-winning FE Series. Where the FA Series excels is in providing the functionality demanded for mission-critical applications such as command and control scenarios. With redundant power supplies and receiver cards, the FA Series provides full redundancy for fail-safe performance standards.
FE/FA Series SB (Super Black)
The design, structure and componentry of this specialist series matches that of the FE/FA series, the only difference is the pixel cards. Featuring a specially designed graphite layer, the resulting deep black surface is demanded for specialist applications in broadcasting studios. Featuring 16-bit colour reproduction, the audience enjoys an immersive experience without any negative impact to colour accuracy or viewing angles.
*NEW* FC Series (Chip on Board)
Chip on Board technology is highly energy efficient, generating a brighter output at significantly reduced power usage compared to standard SMD LED technology. Displaying deep blacks, and extreme contrast levels (up to 20,000:1), content appears dramatically vivid for a remarkable imaging performance. Benefit from robust reliability, suitable for indoor public spaces or for applications demanding a high protection level. The smooth, dustproof surface can be wiped clean and is resistant to water drops.
Q Series Indoor (Square)
With high brightness levels of up to 1200cd/m2, along with wide viewing angles and unrivalled contrast ratios up to 7000:1, the Q Series yields a powerful image for demanding indoor signage applications where ambient light is at its highest. Available in 2.8mm or 3.9mm pixel pitch options, the versatile and customisable 1:1 aspect ratio modules configure to maximise the given space and generate extraordinary visual experiences.
Q Series Outdoor (Square)
Rated IP65 to withstand some of the harshest environmental elements, the Q Series delivers a robust, outdoor solution for highly demanding signage requirements. With ultra-high brightness up to 5,500cd/m2, wide viewing angles, and a range of pixel pitch options (2.8mm, 3.9mm. 4.8mm, 5.9mm and 7.8mm), far viewing distances and bright sunlight are no hindrance for high impact perception.
B Series (EMC Class B)
Rated IP65 to withstand some of the harshest environmental elements, the Q Series delivers a robust, outdoor solution for highly demanding signage For busy public spaces such as shopping malls and airport terminals, it is vital to limit electromagnetic interference which can compromise wireless and mobile data connections and, crucially, air traffic control operations. The B Series is fully compliant to EMC Class B causing no interference for screen sizes up to 40m2, The versatile, front serviceable, 1:1 square modules deliver 1000cd/m2 brightness for high impact signage configurable to fit any size and shape.