Understanding LED Pixel Pitch Options

Understanding LED Pixel Pitch Options

To determine what sign and pixel pitch is best for your business, the most important factors to consider are the location and the viewing distance.

Firstly, what is a Pixel:

Pixels are tiny lights that glow in combination to make an image on an LED display. One Pixel is made up of three colored lights (Red, Green and Blue), called lamps, that when combined can create billions of different colors.

An image of a pixel in LED
A close up image of a pixel in LED

What is a Pixel Pitch and How it is Measured?

A pixel pitch is a standard measurement used by the LED industry to indicate the resolution of a digital sign based on the spacing or distance between the LED pixels.

An image of pixel pitch - the distance between each pixel
Pixel Pitch – the distance between each pixel

What Pixel Pitch is good?

Lower resolution – The higher the pixel pitch is, the farther the LED screen should be to your viewers; i.e. highways, high buildings, large pylons should all use a higher number of pixels P16 or P20 (16mm, 20 mm)

Higher resolution – The lower the pixel pitch is, the closer the LED screen should be to your viewers; i.e parking lots, streets, parks, pedestrians, close traffic, fire stations, schools, worship establishments, should all use between P8 and P10 (8mm and 10mm)

Image of pixel pitch difference
Pixel pitch difference – high vs low

A smaller pixel pitch does create a better resolution, but at cost. At UTG, all our products are custom made to our clients’ needs and budget. We are a phone call away to help you find the best LED sign your business requires at competitive prices.

 

– By Lana Khadr

 

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