Flexible LED Displays and LED Screens

We could see the traditional LED Screens or LCD Screens with 4:3 ratio, with different demands and environments, people also use the screens with aspect ratio 16:9. This however does not change the basic principle. The absolute majority of all screens in the world are rectangular in shape. But there are no rules without exceptions. Nowadays, more and more flexible led screens can be seen, especially used in museum, technology bureau, art center, opera house and etc.

What can be invented in the sphere of LED screens and LCD displays that would be drastically innovative? It seems that almost nothing can be done. Unless you make them round in shape. Starting with 2012, especially in the LED Display field, the sphere or round led screens are applied popular, let’s take a view for the following case, installed the shopping mall, the curved led screens, which may realize the technology easily.

Flexible LED Displays and LED Screens

We should not forget though that everything new is a well-forgotten past. The first TV kinescopes were round in shape. But since on the periphery the image was non-linear and greatly distorted, it was decided to conceal the outer edges with a rectangular mask. The standard equipment is tuned to manufacture “rectangular” LCD displays. To cut off a piece of the necessary shape from the ready-made display is impossible. If you needed a display of unusual shape (e.g. round or triangular or oval) you just had to cover the standard rectangular display with a mask of proper shape.

The manufacturers of large sized LED screens decided to follow the same pattern at first. Standard modules were arranged as a square and then the unnecessary parts were covered by a wide mask to make it look like a circle. This is how the round LED screen was made. Also, from the following case, the circle led screen, which was applied for the 17th Malaysia Sports events.

Flexible LED Displays and LED Screens

However such primitive solution could not exist long in a fairly competitive market. From 2008, LED screen manufacturers started making modules with tapered sides. It became possible to “drape” modules around the façade of a building or a column during fairs and exhibitions

Flexible LED Displays and LED Screens

When the new technology of the flexible LED curtain the task became much simpler: huge building façade that may be flat or may be rounded in shape is simply draped with LED curtains that may be customized for each project with no extra cost.

As the LED technology developed and matured, so did the engineering fixtures to make unusual screen structures. It became possible to make huge 360° outdoor LED screens with excellent view from all sides. The convex screens were not difficult to build from the engineering point of view, but they presented a challenge for software developers who had to find ways to adjust the image to maintain proportions. But huge hotel chains and casinos are happy to complicate life for engineers as long as they find a new way to attract attention of the public.

So far rectangular LED screens are in the lead in quantity all around the world. But round, convex and curved LED screens are becoming more and more attractive to advertisers since they enlarge the viewing angle, attract attention by their unconventional shapes, better merge with architectural landscape etc.

For the above cases, the first one was installed in Wuhan, China, second one was installed in Malaysia, the third one was installed in Russia. All these flexible, shape-free LED Screens are made by OColour. Shape-free led screens are not the tough thing. OColour takes more eyes& attentions on the market to create more visual world!