Largest OLED Display: LG breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
SEOUL, South Korea -- LG has created the world's largest OLED display at South Korea's Incheon International Airport; this OLED display is made up of 140 55 inch curved OLED pansles and it measures 13 meters high by 8 meters wide, setting the new world record for the Largest OLED display,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Each of the new OLED installations at Seoul's Incheon International Airport in Korea brings together 140 55-inch curved LG OLED screens to deliver a single colossal OLED image 13 meters high by eight meters across. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest architectural videogame display measures 11,111.2 m² (119,600 ft²), and was achieved by game design professor Frank Lee (USA), who developed a version of Tetris that was played on the north and south façades of the 29-storey Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on 5 April 2014. The light grid on each side of the office building was made up of 460 LED lights creating a 20 by 23 pixel screen, which was made controllable via a computer remotely connected to the building's own network.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest display of compact discs; it consists of 489,440 and was achieved by Byeong Sam Jeon, Sung Hun Lee, Ho Il Kim and public volunteers (all South Korea), during the 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, in Cheongju, South Korea, on 16 September 2015. Created in collaboration with renowned French design firm Wilmotte & Associes, the huge OLED screen rigs are intended to showcase OLED's advantages as a screen technology.
The footage being shown includes a variety of contrast- and colour-rich OLED-friendly demo material – firework displays, shots of cities at night, the aurora borealis and so on – while the fact that both screen rigs have been hung from the ceiling is testament to OLED's flexible and lightweight nature and the fact that OLED screens don't need heavy external backlights like LCD TVs do.
The way OLED screens only need very thin frames also proves handy in joining together so many of them to make one massive image.
LG's senior vice president and head of business-to-business solutions, Ro Se-yong, is keen to stress that building the world's biggest OLED display isn't just about breaking records. "While the world's largest OLED sign is certainly something to be proud of," he says, "we are more excited about the opportunity to introduce travelers from across the world to the magic of OLED. The benefits of OLED technology can only be viewed, they cannot be described with mere words."
President and CEO of Incheon International Airport Park Wan-su is equally enthusiastic about the epic attractions now adorning his airport: "These OLED displays perfectly complement the advanced technology that our airport has become known for. We are always eager to showcase to the millions of travelers every year the cutting-edge technology that originates from Korea, and OLED is a prime example of that."