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3 Differences Between Indoor LED Displays and Outdoor LED Displays

Posted by Electro-Matic on Jun 12, 2023 11:43:00 AM


LED displays can generally be broken up into two broad categories that will meet the needs of nearly anyone seeking an energy efficient way reaching more people and getting their message across--indoor displays and outdoor displays. But what people often don’t realize is the differences that take place in terms of the manufacturing of these products. Here is a closer look at the differences between the indoor LED displays and outdoor LED displays that we manufacture.

Display Resolution

One difference between indoor LED displays and outdoor LED displays relates to the resolutions that the signs offer. Because outdoor LED signs are normally intended to be viewed from farther distances than their indoor counterparts, outdoor signs can rely on lower resolutions with very little compromise in terms of visibility. Indoor LED signs that are intended to be viewed from shorter distances require higher resolutions to achieve picture with optimal quality.

Display Brightness

The brightness of LED displays can also differ between indoor and outdoor signs. This is because bright sunlight can make dull displays more difficult to read whereas indoor signs do not have to compete with the unpredictability of outdoor weather conditions. Thus, indoor LED signs are usually manufactured to be less bright.


Display Durability

The most obvious and commonly thought of difference between indoor LED signs and outdoor LED signs relates to the ability of the display to withstand inclimate weather conditions. Because indoor LED displays are not exposed to the elements, additional protections are not necessary, whereas with outdoor LED displays, weather protection is not an option, especially in certain geographic regions where extreme weather conditions are frequently experienced.

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No matter the type of LED display you are looking to purchase, there are certain characteristics that you should be sure to take into account. There are reasons why we manufacture indoor LED displays the way we do, and there are other reasons why outdoor LED displays are manufactured differently. When deciding which LED sign is right for you, be sure to take each of these factors into consideration.

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