|LED display and Japan|
After the Second World War the Japanese economy went through a period of fast growth. This dynamic recovery was named “Japanese economic miracle”. The economy boomed, especially in high-tech areas. Starting from the 1970ies, Japan steadily holds the second place in the world in gross national product, remains a powerful financial center, and the leader in high-tech industry. For many years Japan has been setting up an example of quality and workmanship in many high-tech areas, including LEDs and LED screen manufacturer.
The LEDs as a product date back to early 20th century but were not invented in Japan. However it was Shuji Nakamura from “Nichia Corporation” who came up with the ingenious idea of a blue LED. In 2006, he was given a prestigious international award Millenium Technology Prize as recognition of his important discovery. Since then, LED products became full-color RGB-pixel-based. Few people realized then that this discovery was revolutionary for advertising and lighting industry.
Today the market leader who set up standards for innovation for the whole world are the Japanese companies Nichia and Toyoda Gosei (TG). The companies Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony and others have become well-known not only for their consumer electronics but for the excellent LED screens as well. Their LED screens are the examples of superb quality and irreproachable design. Serious competition from Chinese and Korean companies forces Japanese manufacturers to actively invest in R&D and search for innovative solutions and products.
Even a short walk along Tokyo streets reveals dozens of LED screens of various sizes and shapes, well-adapted to the city environment. We should mention that the architecture of the city is rather eclectic, no building resembles another, the busy streets are full of outdoor advertising, and LED screens and signs in particular. It’s impossible not to admire the unique design solutions that allow LED screens to become fully integrated into the city architectural landscape.
The LED screens are everywhere, of different shapes and sizes they are always incorporated into the surrounding environment in a way that seems “natural” for observers.