Color LED Signs: 19mm

19mm color LED sign,
Newton Park in Lakeville, Ind.

19mm Full Color Outdoor LED Sign

The XVS upgrade offers color-calibrated video speed and our sharpest, most lifelike images

One of Watchfire's best selling models, our full color 19mm LED sign, shows amazingly detailed, vibrant images and is manufactured to fit almost any application. Heights and widths are available in increments of approximately 12 inches. The 19mm color technology culminates in outdoor electronic displays capable of displaying incredibly crisp, life-like video imaging plus all standard digital images. Specify the supercharged XVS upgrade at time of order.

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Why Choose XVS?

Supercharged LED and Video Display

The XVS option provides more accurate and deeper color hues, and a brighter viewing area. Your XVS sign can even run a live video feed, depending on the hardware options you choose.

What does an XVS upgrade do for a Watchfire sign?

Greater Color Depth and Faster Frame Rate

The XVS feature provides tremendous color depth capability - 73.78 quintillion colors on a 19mm sign. With XVS, your sign can have more accurate and deeper color hues, display smooth video movement, and even run optional live video feed or integrate with digital signage players.

Live Camera Feed Option

Signs become multi-tasking media centers with the capability to display live video feed when you choose XVS and optional live-video hardware. Feature events as they happen, and draw the attention that no other sign can draw. (Cameras not included.)

Please note: XVS is a feature that must be ordered at the time of manufacture. XVS is not a field upgrade.



Feature Standard Spec With XVS Upgrade
Pixel Pitch 19mm: 2755 pixels/square meter resolution 19mm: 2755 pixels/square meter resolution
Character Height 5" and larger 5" and larger
Color Palette 1.15 quintillion
73.78 quintillion
Viewing Angle ½ Brightness Angle: 140° horizontal x 70° vertical ½ Brightness Angle: 140° horizontal x 70° vertical
Video Capability Import pre-recorded AVI clips (samples included) Import pre-recorded AVI clips (samples included) and LIVE video feed with support for component, VGA, DVI, HDMI
Graphics & Animation

FREE: Hundreds built in

EasyArt files

FREE: Hundreds built in

EasyArt files

Ignite® Graphics Software Exclusively from Watchfire. Includes:
  • Still and animated graphics
  • Font editor
  • Message Logging
  • Wizards
  • User manual
Exclusively from Watchfire. Includes:
  • Still and animated graphic
  • Font editor
  • Message Logging
  • Wizards
  • User manual
Communication Options RWF, High Security Radio, Phone Modem, Fiber Optic, LAN & WAN broadband RWF, High Security Radio, Phone Modem, Fiber Optic, LAN & WAN broadband (Note: Live video requires fiber direct connection.)
Power 120 volt, single-phase 60 Hz, UL48 and CUL48 listed and UL Energy Efficiency Certified 120 volt, single-phase 60 Hz, UL48 and CUL48 listed and UL Energy Efficiency Certified
Field-Adjustable Brightness Control 10,000 NITs Standard 10,000 NITs Maximum


  • All Watchfire LED modules feature an all-weather encapsulation in a bed of silicone gel
  • Rigorously tested through 180 consecutive days of underwater immersion, 60 consecutive days of salt spray, and extreme temperatures - cabinets rated from -40°F to +140°F, electronics rated -40°F to +185°F
  • Modular design can be scaled up to very large sizes, while available slim cabinet offers flexibility for any structure type, including retrofits, monument signs and wall mounts
  • Time, day and date displays (temperature display optional)
  • 100% solid state with modular design for ease of service
  • All manufacturing is controlled in Watchfire's vertically integrated manufacturing plant in the Midwest, from LED circuit board assembly to aluminum cabinetry. Computerized state-of-the-art facilities assure reliable, on-time delivery from America's Heartland.
  • Extruded aluminum cabinetry featuring precision mitered corners, solid welds and 30% gloss black polyurethane finishes
  • Watchfire signs exclusively feature stainless fasteners
  • Electrical: Required service equals 100% of total wattage. Average energy consumption equals about 1/3 of total wattage
  • Our signs are UL48 and CUL48 listed and UL Energy Efficiency Certified


XVS: Make your sign more powerful. See details on this product page.

Ask your Watchfire representative about upgrade options.

Sizing Specs

Most Common Sizes

Watchfire manufactures LED signs to fit almost any application. This table shows some of the more popular sizes.

LED Pixel Matrix

Dimensions (H x L)

Aspect Ratio
Cross Ventilation
32 x 96
32 x 112
32 x 144
32 x 176
2' 5" x 6' 3"
2' 5" x 7' 3"
2' 5" x 9' 3"
2' 5" x 11' 3"
48 x 80
48 x 112
48 x 144
48 x 176
3' 5" x 5' 3"
3' 5" x 7' 3"
3' 5" x 9' 3"
3' 5" x 11' 3"
64 x 80
64 x 112
64 x 144
64 x 176
4' 5" x 5' 3"
4' 5" x 7' 3"
4' 5" x 9' 3"
4' 5" x 11' 3"
80 x 112
80 x 144
80 x 176
80 x 208
5' 5" x 7' 3"
5' 5" x 9' 3"
5' 5" x 11' 3"
5' 5" x 13' 3"
96 x 144
96 x 176
96 x 208
6' 5" x 9' 3"
6' 5" x 11' 3"
6' 5" x 13' 3"
112 x 176
112 x 208
112 x 240
7' 5" x 11' 3"
7' 5" x 13' 3"
7' 5" x 15' 3"
Rear Ventilation (sectional signs)
128 x 176
128 x 240
128 x 304
8' 4" x 12'
8' 4" x 16'
8' 4" x 20'
144 x 240
144 x 272
144 x 304
10' x 16'
10' x 18'
10' x 20'
160 x 272
160 x 304
160 x 320
160 x 336
11' x 18'
11' x 20'
11' x 21'
11' x 22'
208 x 288
208 x 360
208 x 432
14' x 16'
14' x 20'
14' x 24'
224 x 432
224 x 560
14' 4" x 28'
14' 4" x 36'

Many other sizes are available. Consult your Watchfire Territory Manager.



Sign prices vary depending on the resolution (pixel pitch), options, and square footage. Your Watchfire representative can assist in size selection.

A Pricing Example: Daily Expense for your Advertising Budget

$19.55 is the daily expense if your accountant depreciates a $50,000 Watchfire LED sign using a typical 7-year depreciation. Our signs offer powerful advertising that captures the mobile audience. Can your local radio or newspaper deliver promotional messages this effectively for just dollars a day? (This is just an example; an appropriate sign for your location might be more or less than $19.55/day.)

Watchfire Financing Lease

Depending on the size and scale of your Watchfire sign, a monthly payment can be as little as that of a car payment. The chart below shows some recent Watchfire color LED sign sales financed with the Watchfire lease program. These particular financed projects included identification signage and installation.

Business Type Location Amount Financed Monthly
Advertising Company Pittsburgh, PA $31,156 $682
Auto Dealer Lakewood, NJ $40,500 $854
Janitorial Supply Albuquerque, NM $51,435 $1,242
Church Humble, TX $123,734 $2,775

Your Watchfire representative can provide you with additional Watchfire financing details.

Ignite® Graphics Software

Ignite® Graphics Software is exclusively for Watchfire LED signs. An easy-to-use interface puts the ability to create stunning graphic and video displays within the reach of anyone and dramatically eliminates the headaches associated with electronic message board software. Instantly preview and schedule video displays and messages from your computer so you know what's on your display at all times; no more disappointment when you see your sign.

Within minutes, you have an electronic sign that's up and running, creating exciting text, graphics, animation and video. As a Watchfire sign owner, you'll have a full range of standard graphics and fonts. For full custom content services offered through Watchfire Creative Services, contact your sign company or Watchfire representative.

Quick Points

  • Edit, schedule and update from just one program
  • Use Ignite's step-by-step wizards to effortlessly create and manage content
  • Preview your graphics before you run them on your sign
  • Import AVI files of custom content created in other software
  • Extensive EasyArt library with special collections
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Training manual included
  • Complete staff training and post-installation support


All testimonials are from real Watchfire sign owners or sign dealers. Read what people think about our signs, and learn more about the kinds of exciting results you can expect with Watchfire signs. Read all Testimonials

From Jim and Tina Bricker, Owners of Aqua Systems in Warsaw, Ind.

"When we heard about Watchfire video signs, we thought the cost would be too much for our budget. After seeing the traveling display, the decision to put up a Watchfire LED message center was an easy one. We have been open two months and the message center is our number one advertising tool, beating radio and newspaper."

From William W. Zielonko, Executive Vice President of Midwest Bank Center in St. Louis, Mo.

"It's been a little over a year now since we put in the new message center sign at Fenton. As you know, the results have been excellent with awareness, visibility, and branding greatly improved and actual sales results remarkably improved over a like period without the message sign. These results have convinced us to go forward and add message centers wherever zoning permits."

From Peggy Kroy, Holy Family School in Danville, Ill.

"We love it! It was a huge expense for a school our size, but the risk turned into a miracle. The image the size gives us is wonderful... the sign says more than we could ever say through advertising!"

From Brad Cook, Owner of Park Inn in Urbana, Ill.

"When your sign is visible from the expressway in the middle of a blizzard and people actually pull off the road in order to stay at your hotel, you know your sign is working for you," Brad Cook comments. "The Watchfire sign was an excellent way to advertise our rates, our facilities, the names of wedding parties, and in some cases, the names of famous guests who've stayed there. Since the sign's installation several months ago, we've had groups call to make reservations simply because their presence could be announced on the electronic board, and they would gain public recognition that other hotels couldn't provide."

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5 Year WarrantyThe industry-standard Watchfire Warranty covers all sign electronics and LEDs on your Watchfire LED sign for a full five years.