Wired vs. Wireless LED Dance Floors

Wired Vs Wireless Dance Floors

LED decorations have become a very popular addition to weddings and events, even in the floor. A dance floor is usually a huge focal point during a function and if you’re looking to purchase an LED dance floor to add into your stock, there are a few things you might want to consider before doing so. 

This can include the size of the dancefloor you might need, the style, and of course your own budget. But what some people don’t consider when looking at buying or renting an LED floor, is how the panels of flooring are set up. Key information such as this can lead to the flooring for your event being an impressive talking point or a total disaster. So let’s take a look at what makes up an LED dance floor and what YOU need to be aware of. 

How do LED dance floors work?

LED dance floors have 100’s of bulbs embedded into the top surface of the acrylic inlay which means to operate, there must be a power source between each panel to allow each LED to essentially ‘light up’. From this, you may be able to control how the lights ‘twinkle’ or how bright they are using a connected controller. 

There are 2 main types of LED dance floors on the market and the main difference is in the way the power is transmitted between each panel:

  • Wireless – Each panel connects and transfers power through copper connections situated on the edge of each panel
  • Wired – Each panel connects and transfers power through a series of cables which you plug in underneath the floor 

 Wired vs Wireless LED dance floor

What can go wrong with LED dance floors ?

In a world where people are only one click away from giving your company a negative review on social media, wireless dance floors have caused some serious headaches for some portable dance floor suppliers. 

If the copper strips situated on the edge of the wireless dance floors do not touch, this means that the power cannot be transmitted, which can cause mass failures across the floor. This includes not being able to control how the lights operate (twinkling and dimmable features) or even whole panels not working at all.

Uneven floors, spilt drinks and thick pile carpets are just a few things which can cause wireless LED dance floor tiles to stop functioning. 

Do you really want to be giving a refund back to your clients, just because your dance floor isn’t working after all the hard work that you have put into the event? There are masses of images across the internet showing just how bad wireless dance floors can get during events and here are just a few:

 broken LED broekn wireless LED dance floor

What makes Portable Floormaker different?

For over 15 years, Portable Floormaker have manufactured Starlok®. Starlok® is the most sought after and reliable LED portable dance floor on the market, in use with some of the most prestigious event companies and hoteliers worldwide. 

Starlok® is the fully wired LED portable dance floor and is exclusive to Portable Floormaker. With this system, you can be assured that there will be no loss of power or signal to any panels during use, which offers the user peace of mind along with the reassurance and reliability you can offer your customers. 

The cabled link between each panel ensures that uneven surfaces, drink spillages and thick pile carpets are never a problem, while a lacquered plywood base works to keep moisture and damp penetration at bay. So, in the grand scheme of things, you are protected from the elements that you will find at most events!

 LED twinkling portable dance floor in white acrylic from portable flormaker

With LED dance floor prices becoming more and more competitive, reputation can be the deciding factor. Why would you change it with a less than perfect product? Come to our factory in Derby to see our product in person or contact us here.