Anna Valley has announced the purchase of over 500sqm of 3.9mm Unilumin LED.

The purchase was motivated by increased demand for super-sized screens for projects like X Factor: Celebrity 2019 where 200sqm of the new stock was used to create the digital backdrop for the live final at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

Improvements in LED resolution and increases in the computing capability of video processors and servers has led to demand for large screens to display content for live events and broadcast shows.  However, in order to achieve image consistency across these video walls, they have to be built from LED panels not only from the same supplier, but from the same production batch.  Anna Valley now has enough high-resolution LED stock to cover the stage area at the SSE Arena, Wembley twice, or to build a screen measuring 30mx17m.

Anna Valley operations director, Pete Jones, said: “With 500 square meters of single-batch LED, we’re now able to offer almost limitless scale and versatility in display design. This represents a significant financial investment and reinforces Anna Valley’s position as the leading entertainment technology supplier to the event, live entertainment and broadcast sectors.”

The 3.9mm Unilumin LED panels weigh just 26kg per square meter (compared to an industry average of 40kg) which makes it easier to build screens in a variety of shapes and sizes.  These panels can be used to build concave or convex curves, ribbons or build structures like cubes and pillars.  The company have also bought 60sqm black marble LED floor, bringing their total inventory of this product to just under 100 square meters.

Both ranges of LED will feature at Anna Valley’s upcoming “Inspiration Showcase” scheduled to take place from the 13-17 January 2020.