Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about LED displays!
LED DISPLAY CAPABILITY
With an ultra-bright screen, LED displays are great for indoor and outdoor applications, alike. They can be seen perfectly in direct sunlight and are incredibly vivid at night or in the dark. Outdoor screens are generally weatherproof and will operate in rain or shine.
WHAT IS LED DISPLAY?
LED display is a flat panel display that uses an array of light emitting diodes (LED) as the light source. This is in contrast to LCD display, which uses less efficient cold cathode fluorescent lamps as the backlighting. Due to the efficiency of LED, it is much more popular today in regular flat screen TV’s and video walls alike.
WHAT IS AN LED VIDEO WALL?
An LED video wall is a set of multiple displays linked together to form a single display. Individual video panels or tiles can be linked seamlessly to form unlimited sizes and shapes – making them popular for special indoor and outdoor events that require large displays or custom aspect ratios/shapes.
Outdoor LED panels are designed to withstand natures elements and can get extremely bright, so they can be seen under direct sunlight. Outdoor events that benefit from LED include concerts, festivals, tailgates, sporting events, and watch parties to name a few.
Indoor LED video panels typically have higher resolutions due to the decreased viewing distances and are great for trade shows, worship events, press conferences, permanent LED installations, and more.
UNDERSTANDING IMAGE RESOLUTION
Image or video resolution is the detail that an image or video holds. A pixel (sometimes referred to as “dot”) is the smallest addressable element in a display image. Thousands, sometimes millions of pixels combine to form one image or video frame. The more pixels an image or video has, the more detail that is displayed and the sharper/clearer the image is. The most popular way of measuring image resolution is the pixel count. For example, 1080p HD has a resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall.
Another useful form of measurement for image resolution – specifically with LED video walls – is “pixel pitch” or “dot pitch”. Pixel pitch is defined as the distance, in millimeters, from the center of one pixel to the center of the pixel adjacent to it. The lower the distance, the higher the pixel density which translates to a higher image resolution in a given amount of space. For example, if the pixels are 2.5 mm apart from each other, then that screen’s pixel pitch is 2.5mm, written as P2.5.