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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 26 LED Display Devices

In this chapter we will take a closer look at how video can be integrated into a production using LED technology. LEDs have allowed scenic, lighting, and video designers to incorporate video elements into all aspects of a live performance in ways previously not possible.

Innovative Technology

The innovations in LED technology have resulted in some exciting lighting fixtures for the entertainment industry. Why is this? To start, LEDs have many advantages over discharge and incandescent sources. Some of the advantages of LEDs include:

  • Long lamp life (25,000–50,000 hours)
  • Economic benefits—because there are no lamps to replace, this also means there are no associated labor costs involved
  • Lower maintenance costs because ...

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