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The Difference Between Indoor LED Display And Outdoor LED Display


You may know that LED displays are installed and controlled in different ways, but the most critical difference is indoor and outdoor. This is the first and most important step in choosing an LED display, and it will determine how you choose an LED display in the future. So how to distinguish between indoor and outdoor LED display? How should we choose?

1. What is an indoor LED display?

Indoor LED display refers to the LED display used indoors. For example, large-scale led display screens in shopping malls, large-scale broadcast led screens in stadiums, etc. These devices are everywhere. The size and shape of the indoor LED display is customized according to the buyer's idea. Due to the small pixel pitch of the indoor LED display, the quality and clarity of the LED display are relatively high.

2. What is an outdoor LED display?

Outdoor LED display refers to the LED display used outdoors. Due to direct sunlight or long-term exposure to sunlight, the brightness of the outdoor LED display will be higher. In addition, since outdoor LED advertising displays are usually used in large areas, their area is generally much larger than indoor led displays.

In addition, there are semi-outdoor LED displays for outdoor LED displays, which are generally installed at the door for information release and used in advertising media in retail stores. The pixel pitch is between indoor and outdoor LED display. It is often used in front of banks, shopping malls or hospitals. Due to the high brightness, the semi-outdoor LED display can be used outdoors without direct sunlight. Due to the good sealing performance, the LED display screen body is generally installed under the eaves or under the windows.

3. How to distinguish the outdoor led screen from the indoor led screen?

For users who don't know much about LED displays, there is no other way to distinguish between indoor LED displays and outdoor LED displays except to look at the installation position of the LED display.

I have summarized some differences between indoor and outdoor LED displays, which can help you better distinguish.

1) waterproof:

Because the indoor LED display is installed indoors, there is no waterproof measure.

The surface of the outdoor LED display must be impervious to water. There are many outdoor LED displays installed in places that cannot be sheltered by wind and rain. Therefore, outdoor waterproofing is essential.

2) brightness:

Indoor LED display brightness is low, generally 800-1200cd/m2. Since there is no direct sunlight in the room, the brightness requirement is not very high.

Outdoor LED display brightness is relatively high, generally around 5000-6000cd/m2. Since the outdoor is exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, it must have a high brightness to see a clear LED display in the sun.

Reminder: The indoor LED display cannot be used outdoor, because the brightness is too low to see anything. Similarly, outdoor LED displays cannot be used indoor. Because the brightness is too high, it will hurt the eyes.

3) Pixel pitch:

The viewing distance of indoor LED display is relatively short, so there are corresponding requirements for the picture quality and clarity of the LED display. The pixel pitch of the indoor LED display is small. The smaller the dot pitch, the better the picture quality and clarity of the LED display.

The viewing distance of the outdoor LED display is relatively far, so the picture quality and clarity of the LED display are not so high. The pixel pitch of outdoor LED display is generally larger.

4) Appearance:

Indoor LED displays are commonly used in places of worship, restaurants, shopping malls, workplaces, meeting spaces, and retail stores. Therefore, the usable indoor led screen cabinet will be smaller.

Outdoor LED displays are usually used in large places such as football fields or highway signs, so the outdoor LED display cabinet is larger than the indoor cabinet.

5) Adaptability to external weather conditions:

In terms of adaptation to weather conditions, indoor LED displays are different from outdoor LED displays.

The indoor LED display is installed indoors and is not affected by the weather. Therefore, in addition to the IP20 waterproof rating, there is no need to take any protective measures due to changes in external weather conditions, so there is no such function.

The outdoor LED display is designed to fully adapt to various weather conditions. Outdoor LED screens are generally equipped with protective measures such as leakage prevention, dustproof, sunscreen, lightning protection, and waterproof.

4. Do you need outdoor LED screen or indoor LED screen?

"Do you want indoor or outdoor" is a question that LED display manufacturers will definitely ask you, so before answering, you need to know what conditions the LED display you want must meet.

Are you exposed to direct sunlight?

Do you need a high-definition LED display?

Is the installation location indoors or outdoors?

Once these are considered, you can decide whether you need an indoor or outdoor display.

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