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precautions for LED board

Research shows that 65% of people consider themselves visual learners. If you want to attract the audience’s attention and convey any information through the visual power of LED board. Then you must understand some precautions to help you avoid unnecessary problems. Let you easily find the right LED board.

1. Is the LED board installed indoors or outdoors?

Be aware of the differences between indoor and outdoor LED boards. For example, indoor products typically have lower pixel pitches and they are typically not weatherproof. Whereas, outdoor products are generally larger, have higher pixel pitch, and are weatherproof (see #3 below for more information on pixel pitch). Outdoor LED boards are also much brighter than indoor product because they are often exposed to sunlight, reducing the occurrence of overexposure.

2. What size of LED board is suitable for me?

LED board can scale to almost any size and shape, so it’s important to choose the right size screen for your event. For a smaller LED board, choose the 7′ x 12′ LED screen. If you’re holding a conference or concert in a large venue, you might consider an 18′ x 25′ or larger LED board. Or contact PixLED team, someone will measure the suitable screen size for you.

3. What pixel pitch is required?

Pixel pitch, sometimes called dot pitch, is related to resolution and determines how sharp an image is displayed on an LED board. The smaller the pixel pitch is, the less space will be between pixels, which means higher pixel density and higher screen resolution. However, the distance from the audience to the wall needs to be considered, if there is some distance between the people and the LED board, you can save money and use a larger pixel pitch. For small events where the audience is close to the wall, you need a small pixel pitch. For example P2.9mm is enough for closest viewers from 3 meters away.

4. What aspect ratio is the best?

The aspect ratio represents the relationship between the width and height of the LED board. For example, a 1:1 ratio means that the width and height are equal to each other, while a 2:1 aspect ratio means that the width is twice the height.

Here are some other examples of aspect ratios:
Landscape, where the width is greater than the height, such as a 3:2
Square, where the width equals the height, such as 1:1
Portrait, where the width is less than the height, such as 2:3

It is important to note the aspect ratio has nothing to do with screen size, different screen size may have the same aspect ratio. for example, a 6′ x 6′ screen has the same aspect ratio (1:1) as a 600′ x 600′ screen. The standard aspect ratio for video and monitors is 16:9 (16 width units and 9 corresponding height units), however, you can choose to use a video processor for scale it to ensure the visuals fit perfectly.

For LED boards, the aspect ratio is very important. For example, if you want to display live TV in full screen, your LED board must be 16:9, which is today’s video standard. If you customize the aspect ratio, this can result in the following:

Stretches the image to fill the entire screen, resulting in a distorted image. The warped image maintains its normal aspect ratio, but has black areas on the sides. You can also use special screen management software to move your content around the screen without distorting the image. For commercial ads use, you can customize the video content to make it same aspect ratio as the LED board or to make the video content same resolution as the LED board, you will have a perfect image on the screen in this case.

If you want to know more about LED board, contact any PixLED sales for further information.