LED video billboards offer a greater flexibility of use than conventional billboards could ever provide. With high brightness, high resolution LEDS, the conventional billboard has been transformed into the perfect high-tech electronic outdoor display medium. Not only are electronic billboards full color and large format, but they also have many distinct advantages including displaying animation and in effect showing specialized television commercials outdoors. The electronic signs also act as a multiple message provider, where one sign can show a loop of continuous messages. As for changing a sign message, it’s as easy as clicking with a mouse button, rather than sending out a crew to pull down and replace a billboard message.
One of the best features of these electronic signs is the possibility of evolving them into a citywide or regional display-advertising network. Here, a series of connected video screens could provide everything from a broad-based advertising presence (sign messages on continuous video loops) to a very tightly controlled demographic-specific displays tailored to week morning commutes or mid-afternoon shoppers (depending on sign locations) or special weekend sales announcements presented to a Friday evening home commute.
LED video billboards have matured into two specific applications of use (spectaculars and roadside displays) and its third application (multiple signs as a network system) is just beginning to emerge as a viable outdoor advertising format.