Get Familiar with the LED Terminology
Before you jump into the LED signage world, we would like to share basic terminology with you to help you make a savvy purchase.
What is LED?
A LED (Light Emitting Diode) is an incandescent light alternative that is effective, efficient, and ultra bright. Due to the lack of filament that traditional bulbs have, LEDs lack this part so they do not burn out. Watchfire utilizes LEDs that are the single-bin type grouped by brightness and color value to ensure the sign is even. LEDS can be calibrated by the sign company for color and brightness for a uniform image quality throughout the whole sign and long-lasting, vibrant color.
LED Lights Important Terms
Here are a few of the fundamental things you want to define before exploring LED signs.
The pixel pitch is just the sign’s overall resolution. So, it is the distance from the center of a LED cluster (or pixel) to the center of the next LED cluster and millimeters are used to measure it. One red, one green, and one blue. The closer the LEDs are together, the smaller the pitch, providing a more vivid and crisp image, and a tighter resolution.
The LED matrix is the number of pixels wide by the number high of the sign. Note that two signs that have the same outside dimensions but differ in pitch will each have a different matrix.
The best viewing distance is where there is a smooth and consistent blend of the individual pixels. Signs with wider pixel spacing found on our 25mm or 35mm signs are better for locations where the sign will be installed farther away from traffic or at a great height, while signs with a short pixel distance, such as the 12mm or 10mm types, are ideal when you need a close viewing distance.
You don’t need to be an expert on LED signs, but it is important to be familiar with the terminology so you can make sure you get exactly what have in mind. Then, Front Range Sign Company will do the job for you. Just let us know what you need. Click here to request a quote.