Interested in incorporating LED displays into your business, but not sure where to start? No problem – we’ve recapped our latest webinar, “The 6 Things You Need to Know About LED Displays,” to help you figure out how to differentiate your business in the market.
1. LED vs. LCD Displays
There are five things you need to think about when you’re deciding between LED & LCD displays: viewing distance, physical location of the display, environment (ambient light etc.), content to be shown, and mounting structure.
There are also variances between LED displays; one difference is the pixel pitch – the physical distance between one pixel to another. A Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) is classified as less than 3 millimeter spacing. A Small Pixel Pitch (SPP) is considered anything between 3-6 millimeter spacing.
Lastly, there is the fill factor, which is how a manufacturer designs the pixels to make the most of the pitch. A lot of space between pixels will create black space and a low resolution, but the fill factor offers ways to enable closer viewing distances of the LED display.
There are various categories of LED displays that are appropriate for different locations, like indoor versus outdoor. The smaller the pixel pitch, the closer viewing the LED display can be.
NPP indoor displays can be viewed up close, and can be used in various settings like corporate lobbies, retail stores, broadcast locations, etc. SPP indoor displays are used in many public places, including arenas, stadiums, and large venues.
3. Key Components of LED
There are five main components of LED displays: SMD LED, module, video distribution system, cabinet, and power supply.
4. Design Considerations
The first, most important thing to consider when determining the appropriate pixel pitch is noting how close the viewing distance will be. As a quick trick, there are two simple formulas that tell you what size your pixel pitch should be, based on distance:
- Closest Viewing Distance (in meters) = 1 X pitch
- Optimal Viewing Distance (in meters) = 2.5 X pitch
Once you have your viewing distance, you need to determine what type of pixel to use. There are many different options to choose from and you’ll need to consider the LED’s setting to determine which is best suited.
Once you decide on the package type, there are various options for each type of application. For example, for very high and bright LEDs, the body and SMD face are typically white with a clear epoxy. The differences in packaging will determine the various contrasts of your display.
5. How to Properly Handle & Install
Panels are very fragile and very expensive, so you need to handle with care! First, you’ll need to assemble the frame and wall hanger brackets. Then hang the frame on the brackets and secure the center column – be sure to set the bottom row of brackets using a laser level. Always remember to begin installing the displays from the bottom row, and work your way up.
Then, attach the adaptor brackets and install and level the bottom row; brackets will vary based on pixel pitch, cabinet, and panels.
6. Mounts & Serviceability
Peerless-AV offers both pop-out and fixed mounting solutions for front and rear serviceable panels. With front serviceability, it’s important to know what exactly is serviceable from the front. If there is a problem where you need access to the back, you may have to disassemble an entire LED wall.
Overall, you want to make sure that your LED display is set up safely, both electrically and structurally!
Have you thought about installing LED displays for your business? We’d love to help talk you through finding the best display and mounts to suit your needs!
If you’re interested in watching this webinar, click here for the on-demand version!