AV firm makes major LED investment, and shows off video wall at X Factor Final

Anna Valley LED on X Factor 2019 MS

AV firm Anna Valley has purchased over 500 sq m of high resolution LED panels, enough to build a giant screen measuring 30m x 17m to display 8K content.

Anna Valley said the purchase of a single-batch of 3.9mm Unilumin LED was motivated by increased demand for super-sized screens for projects like X Factor: Celebrity 2019. 200 sq m of the new stock was used to create the digital backdrop for the live final at the SSE Arena, Wembley at the weekend.

The improvement in LED resolution and the increase in the computing capability of video processors and servers has prompted a surge in demand for large screens to display ultra-high-resolution content for live events and broadcast shows.

Anna Valley LED on X Factor 2019 wide

However, in order to achieve image consistency across these video walls, they have to be built from LED panels that are not only from the same supplier, but from the same production batch.

Anna Valley says it now holds enough high-resolution LED stock to cover the stage area at the SSE Arena, Wembley twice over.

“With 500 square meters of single-batch LED, we’re now able to offer almost limitless scale and versatility in display design,” said Anna Valley operations director, Pete Jones.

The 3.9mm Unilumin LED panels are thin and lightweight, weighing just 26kg per square meter (as opposed to an industry average of 40kg) which makes it easier to build screens in a variety of shapes and sizes.