What are LED Displays and Their Related Terms?

Are you looking to upgrade your LED display? If you are, we understand that navigating the world they belong to can be a difficult task. With a multitude of terms, elements, and resolutions to consider, narrowing down your options can be overwhelming. As such, this blog will provide a brief overview of LED displays, their related terms, and how to choose the right one for your system.

First, it is important to understand what LED technology is. LED, or a light-emitting diode, is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current travels through it. LEDs require less power than other light sources and have a lasting service life. These devices can be used for signage displays as well as for high-resolution video playback for indoor, outdoor, and custom applications. In some instances, they are utilized to project vibrant images and provide unique experiences at concerts, schools, airports, and events.

When it comes to selecting an LED display, screen size and resolution are important factors to consider. These specifications should align with your space and goals. For example, if your viewers are going to be in close proximity to the LED display, the screen should have a higher resolution for maximum clarity. Similarly, if the audience is further away from the display, a lower resolution will not affect the visual experience.

Another factor to consider is pixel pitch, which is the distance between the center of an LED pixel to the next LED pixel. Typically measured in millimeters, a smaller pixel pitch has a higher resolution for the LED display, while a larger pixel pitch will result in a lower resolution. As such, pixel pitch can be detrimental to the quality and performance of your projects.

Next, NIT is a measurement of the brightness of an LED display. It determines how much light the display delivers to the viewer’s eyes in a given area. When selecting NIT, keep in mind where the display is going to be located as the right NIT can help you achieve the brightness needed for your audience to optimally see the display.

The last element one should think about is IP rating. IP rating is a two digit number defining a display’s sealing effectiveness. The first digit defines the ingress protection against solid objects like dust, dirt, and other similar elements. The second digit represents protection against liquids like rain and other fluid substances. With this in mind, outdoor LED displays generally have higher IP ratings since they are expected to withstand varying elements.

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