LED Walls or Projection?

Posted by Abby Wolfe on 03/26/2018

LED Wall installationHouses of worship and large scale venues are turning more and more to vibrant technology to build meaningful engagement with their audience. In fact, many are focused in bringing messages to life visually to attract new attendees and garner participation.

Bringing vibrant, compelling images, videos, and graphics in crisp, clear fashion can not only convey messages, but wow an audience who will leave with lasting impressions.

Why do some venues choose LED screens versus a projection system?

Two reasons why an organization may opt for LED screens versus projection-- light and impact. If a house of worship or any other venue has a great deal of light, projection can often look faded, resulting in less of a lasting impression. On the hand, an LED screen can leave audiences talking about what they saw in brilliant and sharp color.

How can your organization justify the cost of LEDs versus projection?

Investing in technology for the future growth of the organization can also make an impression, especially to newer, younger members signaling that a church or organization is staying relevant and trying to reach the next generation in their comfort zone.

And while new technology is vital to reaching new members, more impactful, exciting content can resonate with audiences of all ages.

LED walls will cost about 15% to 20% more upfront than projectors, for a similar image size and quality. However, projectors have parts such as bulbs and light engines that require replacement every few years, and those parts aren’t cheap: a new bulb alone can cost up to $4,500.

When does projection make sense for your space?

In smaller spaces with limited natural light, projection can also engage audiences and share message in a cost-effective way.

Additionally, since ambient light is such a hindrance to projector-based displays, you’re often restricted to certain types of venues when using projectors: hotel ballrooms, conference rooms, etc. If your venue has the ability to dim a room with heavy curtains or window treatments, projection can be a great option.


Whether your venue’s solution is LED displays or projection, one thing is certain-- you need a strong team of professionals to help you navigate the wide range of options available on the market. In addition, integrating your communication technology to work for you rather than against you will make your audience walk away seeing, hearing, and truly feeling your message.

Our team has installed projection systems and LED options for decades. Let’s talk about your next project and how you can start WOW-ing your audience.