Why LED Scoreboards Outperform Their Competition
Whether it’s a little friendly competition or more serious athletic games, chances are, someone’s keeping score. Scoreboards come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and structures, but, bear in mind, these sport-essential elements can also take a beating. If you went the inexpensive route—or if your decades-old board is still ticking—you’re probably losing points with your audience.
Now that we’ve scored your interest, allow us to tell you 10 reasons LED scoreboards can take your games to the next level:
1. LED Scoreboards Make It Easy for Everyone to Follow Along
Old-school scoreboards leave a lot to be desired when it comes to helping fans follow along with the game. If you’re using a wooden scoreboard, people may not even be able to see the score from many places around the gymnasium or arena. On the other hand, digital displays won’t do your task justice if the technology you’re using is out of date. In fact, poor technology can actually make it more difficult for folks to follow along, particularly if the numbers are blurry or poorly lit.
LED scoreboards have everybody’s best interests at heart. With bright colors and optimal designs, fans can easily see when the score changes and how much more cheering they need to do to keep their favorite players’ momentum up.
2. LED Scoreboards Optimize Fan Engagement
Sure, the game should be enough to keep fans engaged, but in today’s world, people like to feel like they’re a part of the action on the court or field. Think about the gymnasiums that roar with unified cheers when an opponent misses the ball or the camaraderie everybody feels when they break out in a chorus of the school’s fight song.
Great LED scoreboards have a lot to do with that coordination. They cue the crowd to participate in certain sounds or actions that keep everybody motivated, both in the game and in the stands. Even if they’re not animated, the bright lights and brilliant colors emitted by quality LED scoreboards give every fan a reason to cheer a little louder each time his or her team’s numbers get bigger.
3. Replays, Interviews, and Exciting Highlights Fill Downtime
Going right along with fan engagement, isn’t it nice to fill downtime with something other than bathroom breaks and shoving at the concession stand? Junior high and high school games may not necessarily have TV timeouts like the NFL and NBA do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty of downtime that can be used to amp up the crowd.
With LED displays, you can show replays of the questionable calls everybody’s talking about, showcase highlights of outstanding plays, or let the fans get to know players better by posting interviews and personal snippets from practice or real life.
4. It’s Easy to Swap Out Advertisers
Advertising on scoreboards is a great way to bring revenue to your organization while promoting some of the businesses around your community. Unfortunately, wooden scoreboards aren’t exactly designed for ease when it comes to updating the people who support your sport.
If you’re using paper or posters to promote your sponsors, that material will quickly begin to show signs of wear. Poor representation of your sponsors’ brands can lead to diminished support in the future.
On the other hand, LED displays allow you to boast your sponsors’ brands in brilliant colors that are meant to be seen. When someone new signs on, all you need to do is update your playfile to display the new images. You could choose to have ticker-type scrolling displays or sections specifically designated for your advertisers, or both! In any case, updating can be done almost instantly with a few clicks of a button.
5. They’re Customizable
There’s only so much you can do with wood, but LED scoreboards are incredibly customizable. At Stewart Signs, we offer 4mm and 6.67mm pixel pitch scoreboards, and each scoreboard is designed with simple controls and software that allow you to reconfigure your messaging at a moment’s notice.
The following are just a few ways you can customize Stewart Signs’ scoreboards:
- Stream live action or use with pre-recorded videos
- Combine engaging graphics with stereo sound and effects
- Switch from full-screen video to picture-in-picture to full scoreboard without blinking an eye
- Integrate a rainbow of colors, hues, and shades without worrying about blurs or color blunders
Show your school spirit, broadcast important announcements, or put your new scoreboard to task with multiple uses. The sky is the limit!
6. They’re Easier to Install & Maintain Than Other Options
Stewart Signs’ scoreboards are meant to go the distance and last for a decade or more. Because we use only the highest-quality materials available, you don’t have to worry about fading or damage. Of course, we stand by our product, so you’ll be afforded an outstanding warranty, just in case something unexpected should arise,
Today’s materials weight much less than what scoreboards were made of several years ago. As a result, it’s easy to install them; it doesn’t take much manpower, and you don’t have to worry about them weighing down the walls or posts to which they’re adhered. Additionally, LED bulbs are built to last. You can expect years of problem-free performance before you need to replace these long-lasting little lights.
7. They’re Attractive
Thanks to all of the aforementioned qualities that LED scoreboards comprise, they’re far more attractive than their non-LED counterparts. When games aren’t going on, you can use them to post news or announcements without worrying about the aesthetics of your scoreboard detracting from the intent of your message.
These good-looking scoreboards will run laps around other options.
8. They’re Easy to Update During the Action
If your scoreboard still relies on a designated score-changing guy, it’s time to upgrade. LED scoreboards easily update the score with the touch of a button. This means erroneous calls or scores that are recalled don’t cause anyone to have to do any extra work.
Instead of sending the score keeper out to flip the numbers every time a number changes, simply switch the score with a touch of a finger.
9. They Operate on Less Power
The more eco-friendly you can be these days, the more well-received your messaging will be (even when that message comes in the form of a competitive athletic match). LED lights are among the most energy-efficient lighting options available in today’s market. They use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting and they last up to 25 times longer.
10. They Cost Less Money
Speaking of energy efficiency, anything that’s more energy efficient is meant to put more money in your wallet. Because LEDs use less energy, they require less of a strain on your monthly utility bill.
At Stewart Signs, we’ve been scoring leaps and bounds above our competition since 1968. From LED scoreboards to outdoor digital signage that’ll stop traffic, our team has you taken care of. We invite you to learn more about our LED scoreboards today! If you’re ready to get started, contact us at 1-800-237-3928.