Direct View LED Videowall Installation Tip & Tricks

While direct view LED installation can sound like an incredibly hard task, there are five factor tips to make your life easier when taking dvLED projects on. From hardware to software, it is critical to pre-plan for as many variables before the project starts to ensure a successful deployment.

Get the Correct Tools and Hardware – Having the perfect tools for the job will not only ensure that all the nuts and bolts properly fit, but will save time as installers navigate across the structure as a whole. Know that not all tools are universal. Your standard drill may not have the features needed from an impact driver. (It’s great to have both for direct view LED) Hardware is also a key component to a successful installation. With the wrong hardware, installers cannot successfully install dvLED videowalls. When selecting hardware, ensure that it is rated for the right weight, wall-type, and size to ensure that preventable disasters do not happen. Also make sure the LED and mount came with all the hardware they were supposed to.

Knowledge – Many display and mount companies offer installation training that provides installers insight into the intricate facets of their product offerings. Taking the time to learn more, in-depth coverage about direct-view LED products will prevent headaches. Members of Premier Mounts have been through our own video wall mounting training courses as well as courses from various LED manufacturers to understand how components of the whole solution converge together. Understanding the small tips and tricks can save time on site and every installation after becomes much more streamlined. Here at Premier Mounts, we offer a free 1-day direct view LED installation class because learning first-hand from experts is invaluable.

Site Conditions – Once you have gained knowledge of the tools and products needed throughout the course of your installation, you must gauge the actual site itself. Taking the time to map out your space allows for you to identify variables that may not have been caught during discussions via emails and phone calls. In the early days of direct view LED, Premier would assist on installs and its shocking the amount of times site conditions were different in person than they were over the phone.

When thinking of a video wall, there could be wall unevenness that needs to be tackled from the very beginning. Understanding other variables such as where your power source is or how much plywood you have as a backing could be valuable information that either gets your project started on time or pushed back.

Safety Equipment – An installation can only be labeled as a success if there are no injuries on the job. Having the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) will keep installers safe from any hazards that may happen in active construction. Moving at a safe pace will not only protect the hardware being installed but also the installer. Safety equipment such as hardhats, fluorescent vests, and protective eye wear are all essential to prevent on-site accidents. Back braces, thick gloves, and knee pads all ensure long-term care to body parts exposed to high amounts of stress.

Installation Kit – This is the most underrated tip. Your toolbox will have all the hardware and tools needed to do your installation, but miscellaneous items like markers, paper, and pens can ensure that you can take accurate notes on the progress of your job site. Water bottles and snacks can also be kept in this kit to keep your body hydrated and fed when long hours are required on-site. It would also not hurt to pack some antiseptic wipes and bandages in this kit as well in the instance of any small scrapes and cuts you may obtain while working. And don’t forget your face mask!

When all of these tips are combined you on your way to an installation that will go smooth and successful. For additional training and education on how to properly install direct view LED mounting solutions, check out our installation classes at our Corona, California headquarter