Leyard CarbonLight Was Genius Move for Leyard


I’ve been telling mount manufacturers for years that they needed to make monitor and projector mounts out of carbon fiber. I’ve talked to either the president or VP of marketing for Premier, Peerless-AV and Chief Manufacturing about the advantage of carbon fiber and how, one day, a tiny company’s going to do it and change mounting forever. It hasn’t happened, yet, but it will. It is RIDICULOUS that MOST mounts nowadays weigh more than the device they are holding.

And, now, with some of the new “simple-access features” that mount companies have added for easier servicing of video walls, those mounts can weigh two or three times what the display weighs. It’s crazy.

But Leyard listened. Back in 2016, it launched an LED line aimed at the time at the rental and staging markets — it was called Leyard CarbonLight. Using a patented carbon fiber construction that makes them uniquely lightweight, thin and strong, Leyard CarbonLight is the favored display for everyone who has to regularly build and dismantle LED video walls.

Available in pixel pitches from 1.9 millimeters to 5.2mm in the Leyard CarbonLight CLI Series, 1.5mm and 1.9mm in the in the CLA Series, 3.9mm, 5.2mm and 7.8mm in the CLO Series, 5.2mm, 6.2mm and 10.4mm in the CLF Series and 10.4mm and 15.6mm in the CLM Series, it’s not surprising that Leyard CarbonLight won our 2018 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Rental or Staging Product — and this included everything from nearly every other LED company’s products to AV favorites lien video wall processors, truss adapters, screens and a host of projectors out there.

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Leyard CarbonLight, thanks to its carbon fiber based, has set a new standard for light-weight performance that rental and staging companies love. Less weight means less labor, lighter trucks, less potential for injury and are even easily adaptable to indoor, outdoor, hanging, floor-mounted, corner-beveled and even smoothly curved video walls.

Congrats to them and thanks to those that helped us pick our 2018 winner!

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..