What is the different between nationstar and Kinglight

Hello everyone, what we bring to you today is an article about the most common problems in selecting indoor and outdoor LED display LEDs materials.

6 chapters to full understand how to choose the LEDs!

Chapter 1: Cree LEDs and Nichia LEDs.

Currently, in the market in Shenzhen, China, the most common LEDs brands for LED display are Nationstar, Kinglight, Mulinsen, Hongsheng, etc.

Moreover, there are four quality levels of LEDs for the led screens in the world market as below.

1. International top quality, the highest-end international brands include Cree (Made in the USA) and Nichia ( Made in Japan).

The stability and display effect of Nichia and Cree is the best.

At the same time, the price of a single LED lamp for Nichia and Cree is 3-5 times higher than that of the Nationstar, and the square price will be 4-6 times more expensive.

Only 5% of customers with particularly high requirements will choose Nichia and Cree lamps.

Chapter 2: Nationstar LEDs.

2. The top quality which made in China, the domestic first-line brand – Nationstar, has never had a big problem since the company was founded in the year 1969.

Of course, this is an electronic product, and the small issues will also happen.

For customers who have quality requirements, 95% will choose to use the Nationstar LED, because the Nationstar LEDs also have different quality levels, such as high-bright gold wire, gold wire, and copper wire.

Chapter 3: Kinglight LEDs.

3. The Second quality which made in China, the domestic second-line brand is Kinglight, and the price will be lower than the Nationstar.

For some projects, if the budget is really cannot meet the demand, than Kinglight LED will be the first option.

The failure rate of the Kinglight LEDs is good, and generally speaking, there will be a small problem in every three or four years.

The year 2017, there is one batch of Kinglight LED has the problem, so many LEDs are dead during the test.

But Kinglight has a good after-sales service, and they replaced all of the problem LEDs.

No matter what, a realiable LED screen manufacturer will make sure the quality before the shipment for the customers.

Chapter 4: Hongsheng and Mulinsen LEDs.

4. The low qualities which made in China are Mulinsen and Hongsheng.

The Hongsheng LEDs are mostly suppliers to some factories with a low wholesale price of the LED modules.

It can be said that it is the lowest price LEDs in the market.

When a factory’s main LEDs are using Hongsheng, then it can be directly judged that they are very competitive in price and also a low-quality LED Screen factory.

Mulinsen is an old brand which was found in the year 1997.

We can’t say that their quality is not good.

We can only tell that most of the factories that use their LEDs are relatively low-end.

They certainly have high-end products.

However, if it is a high-end product, why not directly choose the Nationstar LEDs?

We can’t completely deny that the lamps of Mulinsen and Hongsheng will have problems, because this is an electronic product, and it can tell that the failure rate of their lamp problems will be higher.

When it comes to the display effect, it is not as good as the above.

However, our company does not use the low-quality lamps at all, and the first option rate is also not often to use in the whole market.

Chapter 5: Suggestions for Indoor LED Screen.

Suggestions for Indoor LED display.

Selecting Kinglight LEDs: If it is used indoor applications to play advertisements, pictures, or texts, it does not need excellent real color reproduction.

For example, if they are installed in shopping malls or airports for advertising, and the budget is limited, the Kinglight LEDs is enough.

Selecting Nationstar LEDs: If it is used to play for great explicit video advertisements or video content, such as movie theaters, high-end conference rooms, TV stations, etc.

It is recommended to use the Nationstar LEDs, the color reproduction is more real, and the price is just a little higher than the Kinglight LEDs, around $20-50/m2.

Therefore, you must be very clear when you choose the leds. What are the primary purpose and applications of the indoor LED display that you will need to install?

If the color reproduction requirements for videos and images are relatively high demand and the budget is enough, then Nationstar LEDs is the best option.

Chapter 6: Suggestions for Outdoor LED Screen.

Suggestions for Outdoor LED display.

Selecting Kinglight LEDs:

1.Brightness. The brightness of the Nationastar lamp is generally about 500 higher than that of the Kinglight lamp, and the light loses 7-10% in the first year, 12-19% every year after one year.

So, using life will be around 3-5 years in theory.

2.Stability. Dead pixel rate: 0.03% within two years, 0.04% after two years.

Therefore, the maintenance cost in the future will be higher than that of the Nationstar led lamp, and if the installation environment is harsh, it is strongly recommended not to use the Kinglight LEDs. Such as High-end way, top of the building, very high-temperature area, and shallow temperature area.

3. Kinglight LEDs is good enough for just displaying regular video or image advertisement.

Selecting Nationstar LEDs:

1. Light loses 5% in the first year, 10-15% every year after one year.

So, Using life: 5-7 years in theory.

2.Stability. Dead pixel rate: 0.01% within two years, 0.03% after two years.

Correspondingly, it can save a lot of post-maintenance costs.

3. For screens that require more precise, more beautiful video or image ads, color reproduction is better, and brightness is higher, such as in CBD, high-end shopping malls, and pedestrian streets.

Therefore, in any of the following cases, it is recommended to choose the Nationstar LEDs: 1. The Installation Environment is relatively harsh. 2. The Brightness Requirements are relatively high. 3.Need Better Display Effect. 4. The Budget is Sufficient.


No matter what materials you choose, you need to communicate with your led display suppliers in advance and provide more information about the installation location and the purpose of the project.

ONLY after many questions, we can recommend the most suitable solution for you.

31 Responses

  1. Thanks; very basically explained differences; would prefer to have a deeper dive into the technical aspects, model-range and brightness, heat, MTBF, etc. discussed in more extensive manner; yet, this brief on each of the makes is good.

    1. Thanks for your comment and questions, Dear Pankaj

      Yes, we are planning to do the research and write down the blog about Technical aspects, model-range and brightness, heat MTBF and so on. Will let you know when we have this blog. Thank you very much

    1. Hi, thanks for your comment. No doubt, the Gold wired is better than copper wired LED. It is much electrical conductivity of Gold wired LED, also more expensive than copper wired.

  2. Thanks alot about your information. I am searching them from many months.
    So, how about the epistar led?
    Please give me an advise?
    Looking for your replyment.

    1. Hi Hiep, Wish you have a good day, Epistar is actually the LED chip, Nationstar, Kinglight is the LED encapsulation brand. As the LED screen manufacturers, we can not ask the LED encapsulation company to customized the LED chip, and we only buy what they have. Like as we know, nationstar company used to work with Sanan as their biggest supplier for LED chips, and they also work with Epistar, but we can not ask them to customize the LED chip for us.

      In our experience, if the quotations show they are using Epsitar LED for your LED screen, 90% of they are using very low-quality or unknow materials for you, because normally speaking, LED screen manufacturers can not determine which LED chips for our LED screen. We only can choose what the LED encapsulation company have

  3. Hello dear
    We are very happy to know SHENZHEN BIBI LED CO LTD, LED screen manufacturer.
    And first, thank you for the comparative explanation(https://www.bibiled.com/nationstar-leds-and-kinglight-leds/), “What is the difference between Nationstar and Kinglight?”
    The knowledge mentioned is very useful for us to compare LEDs to choose one of the right LED products.
    But I want to know one more thing.
    1. How can I recognize whether the manufacturer of the LED component used in the LED module is Nationstar, Kinglight, CREE or others?
    2. What to believe if we(end user) can’t find the manufacturer name (brand name) of the LED Chip in the LED module?
    3. Could you inform us some of your LED module specification and good price to match my in-door LED Display screen specified as under.
    My design specification:
    1. Install indoor wall display in Church
    2. Front Service type
    3. Display Size : 9m(W) x 2.5m(H) (Can be resizing according to your suggestion for your right module size)
    4. Distance from Display screen to the end of the room : 31m
    5. Distance from Display screen to the control room 30m.
    6. Also, Can you provide the good price of S16 Module series with P2.5 or P2.08 Picxel Pitch.
    Looking forwards to your prompt response.
    Beat regards

    1. Hi Simon, our sales Mona will contact you soon with the led screen price which you need, thanks for your comments

  4. Same the first question as your – How can I recognize whether the manufacturer of the LED component used in the LED module is Nationstar, Kinglight, CREE or others?

    Could you share more about this?

    1. Hi thanks for your comments, the only way to send the LEDs to their lab is to do the test, but it costs free. We used to help our customers to do the test for nationstar a lot, please read this blog for reference https://www.bibiled.com/nationstar-leds/. If you have a LED screen need to do the test OR want to do the test before paying the balance to your LED screen supplier, we can help you to contact with their lab to do the test, will share the test report for you.

  5. Hi Dear,

    Thanks for the information.
    We are looking to setup LED Videowall assembly unit here in India. Please guide us and suggest further.

  6. SMD references can be the same on Nationstar or Kinglight brand?

    Example: SMD2121 Nationstar o SMD2121 Kinglight

    Can you explain how i can understand the differences between SMD models like SMD2020 / SMD2121 / SMD1820, etc ?

  7. I have an enquiry for outdoor display P 10

    so which LED prefer for that Nation star or king light , I hared nation star and king not making for outdoor display . then which other brand u can suggest

  8. Hola, cual es la diferencia entre lamparas led nationstar y Gloshine
    necesito armar una pantalla de cine al aire libre, de 10metros de nacho por 5 metros de alto, necesito un concejo de alguien que sepa y me diga que debo usar, saludos y bendiciones desde Ecuador

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