Following up on our last blog post, we thought we’d dig deeper into signs by helping you in better understanding LED sign terms. The more you know about the terminology for LED signs, the better you can understand what you are purchasing. Below are some of the main sign terms that LED Pros wants you should understand:
- Module Panels: these are the rectangles that makeup an LED sign. These feature small LED lights, that together make up the display for the sign.
- Pixel Pitch: this is determined by measuring the space in between each set of LED lights on the module panel. The closer the led light groups are together, the higher the image quality of the screen. For example, a pixel pitch of 10mm is a higher density of lighting than one of 20mm; meaning the 10mm sign will have a better display quality. These are also expressed through P10 and P20 (a pixel pitch of 20mm equals a P20 LED sign), for example. Consequently, a P5 sign has a higher resolution than a P30 sign.
- Outdoor vs Indoor: you want to ensure that your LED sign is either for indoor or outdoor use based on your needs. Some of the main differences between the two are brightness levels, waterproofing of the module panels and pricing.
- Viewing Distance: you will often see ideal viewing distances being described for each sign. This matters for who you are targeting. For example, if you are aiming to attract customers from across the road and further away, it’s best to choose a sign with a further viewing distance.
If you notice a term that we haven’t listed and you aren’t sure about, contact us. Then we can help you in better understanding LED sign terms.