A Bright New World of Lights
In this three-part blog about Korean LED companies and their products we will first take a look at the basics of LEDs and some manufacturers of LED advertising panels and electronic displays. In Part II we will introduce some of Korea’s leading LED lighting producers, and in Part III we will finish up with a look at in LED solutions and lighting for public spaces.
An introduction to LEDs
On the corner of 45th Street and 7th Avenue five-story-high LED billboards advertising LG Electronics and promoting the city of Seoul shine bright above the crowds of tourists and locals thronging Times Square.
A landmark sight in New York City, the vast and vibrant advertising displays of Times Square are not only magnificent to behold but are also eco-friendly, using high-efficiency photovoltaic modules that reduce power consumption by 15%. All this is made possible thanks to their cutting-edge LED technology.
LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, use semiconductors to transform electric energy into light energy and can be mass-produced using the same manufacturing process as semiconductors. They are able to project multiple colors using different kinds of semiconductors that emit light at different wavelengths.
Considered the light source of the future, LEDs are used for many purposes due to their many advantages. In this first part of our look at Korean LED companies, we will introduce some of the leading producers of LED advertising panels and electronic displays.
1. Techsign Light Panel
Founded in 2002, Techsign Light Panel is a Korean SME specialized in LED panels and lighting. The company develops Glareless Lighting that minimizes eye fatigue as well as other high value-added LED products that reduce power consumption by up to 50%.
Through its differentiated products and continuous research and investment, Techsign Light Panel has established itself as a leader in its field.
The LED Outdoor Light Panel allows images to be changed quickly and easily by opening the hinged front cover. Its LED bulbs have a life-cycle six times longer than ordinary bulbs, making energy efficiency a reality.
For security, the panel is equipped with an anti-theft device, while its mercury-free bulbs provide the optimum light source for illuminating advertisements.
The LED Light Panel Sign (pictured above) is designed for use in covered public places such as subways and buildings and can display changing images for maximum practicality.
Featuring LEDs on one side only for energy efficiency, the panel’s low maintenance costs also contribute to its high efficiency.
At less than 3 inches thick, the panel is easy to install in a wide variety of locations and ceiling types.
As SME with strong foundations, Techsign Light Panel’s continuous product development and research are helping it to pioneer global markets and making it one to watch both at home and abroad.
2. Comtel Sign
Comtel Sign was founded in 1998 and specializes in developing LED electronic displays. Over the past decade the company’s accumulated expertise, LED display technology and product solutions have propelled it to the forefront of the industry.
Comtel Sign Environmental Pollution LED Displays
Comtel Signs’ LED displays are used for a variety of purposes and in numerous locations. The LED displays in the images above are used to display air pollution levels and can broadcast public announcements.
Installed in busy public spaces and thoroughfares, LED outdoor displays provide an effective method of delivering visual content such as video, real-time TV broadcasts, news and advertisements. The panels’ colors remain clear and sharp when viewed from any angle and even in direct sunlight.
Already the leader by market share among Korean SMEs in the LED display industry, Comtel Sign is aiming to expand its current exports to global market including the U.S.A. and Japan through continued product and technology development.
That brings to an end our first look at the Korean LED display industry, from the basics of LEDs to some of the leading producers of LED advertising panels and displays. In the next article we will introduce some Koreans SME in the LED lighting industry.
Cr : Oh KPOP