How much does a GOB LED display cost?

In the ever-evolving field of LED display technology, GOB displays have been loved by the LED display industry, known for their durability and superior performance. But what exactly are these displays and how much do they cost? Let’s explore these GOB LED screens’ cost.

What is a GOB LED display?

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GOB stands for Glue on Board and is a type of encapsulation used to protect LED displays. It protects against dust, moisture, and physical impacts by applying a clear adhesive to the surface of the LED module. Unlike traditional LED displays, GOB LED displays offer greater durability for both indoor and outdoor environments, so GOB LED displays remain vibrant and functional even in less than ideal conditions.

Pros and Cons of GOB LED Displays

Pros:

Enhanced Durability: The adhesive protects the LED chip from physical damage and environmental factors.

Better performance: GOB technology ensures high-quality image and video displays that are unaffected by external conditions.

LONGER LIFE: By protecting the LEDs, GOB technology extends the life of the display.

Cons:

Cost: The additional protective layer increases the cost compared to traditional LED displays.

Heat dissipation: the adhesive layer affects heat dissipation and may require additional cooling solutions.

Factors affecting the price of GOB LED Panels

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There are many factors that affect the cost of a GOB LED display screen, each affecting the final price in a unique way. By understanding these factors, it can help you make an informed decision based on your specific needs and budget. 

Pixel Pitch

Pixel pitch is one of the key determining factors that influence the purchase of a GOB LED video screen. It measures the distance between the centers of two adjacent pixels, usually measured in millimeters. A smaller pixel pitch means that the pixels are closer together, resulting in a higher resolution and sharper image, especially beneficial for viewers standing close to the screen. However, higher resolution requires more LEDs and a more complex manufacturing process, which raises the cost of GOB LED screens. For example, GOB displays designed for close interaction (e.g., in retail or museum environments) will benefit from smaller pixel pitches, while larger pixel pitches may be sufficient for indoor or outdoor billboards or other long-distance viewing environments.

LED Display Size

The size of your GOB LED display has a direct impact on the price, with larger displays requiring more LED display modules and therefore a higher overall cost. You should choose the right size of GOB LED video panel based on the intended use and viewing distance. Larger size larger GOB displays not only mean more LEDs, but installing them also requires stronger structural support, more power supplies, receiver cards, sender, etc., all of which add to the cost.

LED Chips

The quality of the LED chip is critical to the performance of GOB displays. the LED chip directly affects the color accuracy, brightness and lifetime. High-quality LED chips provide better brightness and color uniformity, but are expensive. Therefore, different brands of LED chips can significantly affect the performance and cost of the display, even at the same pixel pitch and area.

Refresh Rate

Commonly used GOB LED displays are available in 1920 HZ and 3840 HZ. Higher refresh rates are critical for displaying fast-moving content, reducing motion blur and providing smoother transitions. This is especially important when you need to use GOB LED screens in stadiums, broadcast setups, or any application that requires the display of live video feeds. Achieving higher refresh rates requires more complex IC modules and PCB board, which can add to the price.

Brightness

We know that GOB LED brightness for indoor and outdoor use are different, and when your GOB LED screen is used in a high-brightness outdoor environment, then higher brightness is a key factor in ensuring that the screen remains visible in direct sunlight. Higher brightness GOB LEDs consume more power and may require a more sophisticated cooling system to prevent overheating, both of which add to the cost.

LED Lifetime

The lifespan of a GOB LED screen is an important consideration. On the market, different GOB LED display manufacturers offer greater than 50,000 hours or 100,000 hours of lifetime options. LEDs with longer lifespans reduce the need for frequent replacements, which can result in cost savings over time, despite the higher initial cost.

Installation and Maintenance

The complexity of installation and anticipated maintenance requirements can significantly impact the total cost of ownership of a GOB LED panel. Large GOB displays installed in hard-to-reach locations or requiring specialized support structures may incur higher installation costs. Additionally, ease of maintenance, frequency of required maintenance, and potential need for specialized services can affect long-term costs.

Cabinet Material and Design

The choice of GOB LED display cabinet materials and maintenance methods play to a certain correlation to price. For example, high-quality aluminum alloy materials that are resistant to weathering, impact and temperature changes are more expensive for simple iron cabinets. In addition, the aesthetic design of the cabinet will also affect the display’s appearance, structural integrity, and ease of installation and maintenance.

Technology and Packaging

The GOB technology itself involves covering the LED module with a protective epoxy resin, which offers numerous advantages in terms of durability as well as protection against dust, moisture and physical impact. However, this additional manufacturing step and the materials used add to the cost. Similarly, the packaging technology of the LEDs, whether traditional SMD LED display or the more advanced COB technology (chip on board), affects performance and price. 

GOB LED Display Cost

The cost of a GOB LED screen is affected by a number of factors, resulting in a wide price range. To give you a better understanding, let’s dive into the specific types of GOB LED displays and give you a rough estimate of their cost range. Keep in mind that these estimates may vary depending on factors such as the manufacturer, the complexity of the design, and the specific requirements of the project.

Small Pitch GOB LED Display Costs

Designed for close-distance environments, small-pitch LED displays are primarily used in situations where high resolution is required to ensure clear, detailed images. Common small-pitch GOB LED video walls can have pixel pitches ranging from less than 1 mm to approximately 2.5 mm. GOB fine pitch LED wall Prices for different pixel pitches range from $1,000 to $5,000 per square meter.

Rental GOB LED Screen Costs

Rental GOB LED screens are tailored for temporary events such as concerts, exhibitions and corporate events. The cost of a rental GOB LED screen can vary greatly depending on the size of the screen, the length of the rental period, and additional services such as installation, technical support, and shipping.

The estimated price of rental LED displays referenced below.

$2000 up to $4,000 for P1.9 rental LED screen per square meter

On average, rental prices can range from $500 to $2,500 per day, with discounts often available for longer rental periods.

Floor GOB LED Screen Costs

Floor LED display

GOB Floor LED screens are designed to withstand foot traffic, making them ideal for interactive displays, dance floors, and unique advertising spaces. The cost of these GOB LED video display is influenced by their rugged construction and the technology used to achieve interactivity. Prices for floor GOB LED screens vary widely, typically ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 per square meter, depending on interactive features, resolution and overall size.

Transparent GOB LED Display Cost

GOB Transparent LED displays combine visual appeal with functionality, allowing for vivid images and videos to be displayed on a transparent screen when not in use. These GOB displays are perfect for store windows, building facades and interior partitions. The specific materials and technologies required for transparency typically increase the price, with costs ranging from $2,500 to $8,000 per square meter, depending on the impact of transparency, resolution and installation complexity.

Flexible GOB LED Display Costs

Flexible GOB LED displays offer unmatched versatility to conform to the curves and unique shapes of creative installations. The manufacturing process for GOB flexible LED displays and the specialized materials used contribute to their higher cost. Depending on flexibility, resolution, and size, flexible GOB LED displays range in price from $3,000 to $15,000 per square meter.

Irregularly Shaped GOB LED Display Costs

Irregularly shaped GOB LED video displays are custom-designed for specific applications, such as architectural features or non-traditional advertising spaces. Customized GOB LED displays mean that prices are highly variable and often require unique design, engineering and manufacturing. The cost of irregularly shaped GOB LED screen displays starts at $5,000 per square meter and increases dramatically based on complexity, size and design requirements.

Different Pixel Pitch GOB LED Display Price List

Here are the different prices per square meter for GOB LED displays based on their pixel pitch for reference:

Pixel Pitch (mm)Price per Square Meter ($)
P1.27,000
P1.55,500
P1.65,000
P1.84,500
P24,000
P2.53,000

Evaluation and Considerations

When considering a GOB LED panel, it is important to consider not only the initial purchase or rental cost, but also the total cost of ownership, including factors such as maintenance, energy consumption, and the life of the display. For accurate pricing, it is recommended to contact IAMLEDWALL with your specific requirements and we can provide a detailed quote based on current market prices and the specifics of your project.

Conclusion

From indoor GOB LED display panels to outdoor advertising LED video screens, IAMLEDWALL can offer a wide range of display solutions. While the initial cost of a GOB LED screen may be higher than a traditional LED screen, the durability, quality, and longevity of a GOB LED display can provide better value in the long run. 

If you are planning to purchase a GOB LED display, please tell us about your usage, size, visual distance and environmental conditions, etc, we can tailor the best GOB LED video display solution for your needs so that you can get the best return on investment.