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Essential Considerations When Purchasing Outdoor Video Screens and Projectors



In the domain of outdoor visual installations the selection of an outdoor LED video screens cannot be overstated. Whether you're planning an outdoor event, creating an outdoor advertising display, or enhancing your business's outdoor space, the choice of what outdoor LED video display is selected can significantly impact the success of your project. In this blog post, we'll explore the crucial factors to consider before investing in outdoor LED screens, with a special focus on two vital questions: What extent of waterproofing is necessary? And what is the brightness needed for an outdoor video screen?

 

Weather Resistance: Are Outdoor LED Screens Waterproof?

 

One of the foremost considerations when purchasing outdoor screens is their ability to withstand varying weather conditions. Outdoor LED screens, in particular, should be designed to be waterproof, and possibly impact resistant. This will ensure that the electronic components are protected from rain, snow, and other environmental factors that could compromise their functionality.

 

When evaluating outdoor LED screens, look for a high IP (Ingress Protection) rating. An outdoor LED display needs to be waterproof on both the front and back. A minimum IP rating of 65/54 front and back is recommended. If the back of the LED is also exposed to the elements, as opposed to having the back against a wall, then IP 65/65 front and back is recommended. If an LED video display is exposed to salt air and salt water an IP rating of 66/66 front and back is highly recommended. Depending on the applications these IP recommendations should protect the LED display from dust, also making it suitable for outdoor use where exposure to the elements is inevitable.

 

Brightness Levels: Ensuring Clear Visibility Outdoors

 

Outdoor environments present unique challenges, especially when it comes to lighting conditions. The brightness of an outdoor LED screen is a critical factor to ensure that the content remains clear and visible, even in broad daylight. Brightness is measured in nits. The brightness of the sun is 3500 nits. If the nits of an LED display are 3500 or below the sun will wash out the images.

 

We recommend a range of nits between 4500-6000. For optimal outdoor performance. Outdoor billboards can have nits between 8000 -12,000. A higher nit rating ensures that the screen can combat the effects of direct sunlight, providing a vivid and clear display.

 

Durability and Longevity: Making an Investment That Lasts

 

Investing in outdoor screens is a significant commitment, and durability is a key factor to consider. Quality construction materials and robust design contribute to the longevity of the equipment. Outdoor LED screens should be built to withstand not only the weather but also potential physical impact, ensuring they remain operational for an extended period. Adding an epoxy resin coating will enhance waterproofing and also make the display impact resistant.

 

Ease of Maintenance: Streamlining Outdoor Screen Upkeep

 

Outdoor environments can be harsh, and regular maintenance is crucial for the optimal performance of outdoor screens. Choose screens with user-friendly maintenance features, such as easy access to components and modular designs that facilitate quick repairs. This reduces downtime and ensures that your outdoor display remains operational when you need it most.

 

Compliance with Local Regulations:

 

Before finalizing your outdoor screen purchase, be aware of local regulations regarding outdoor signage. Municipalities often have specific guidelines regarding the size, brightness, number of colors allowed and placement of outdoor displays. Ensuring compliance with these regulations not only avoids legal complications but also contributes to positive community relations.

 

 Mastering Outdoor Visual Excellence

 

Elevate your outdoor visual experiences with Vanguard LED Displays, Inc. – a leader in innovative LED display solutions. Our unrivaled suite of products, cutting-edge technologies, and dedicated support set us apart. In the realm of, outdoor LED video display installations, the choice of supplier is critical. Vanguard will ensure that your investment lasts, providing not only superior products but also compliance with local regulations. Choose Vanguard LED Displays, Inc. for unparalleled outdoor visual excellence, where technology meets reliability.


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