Feb 04.2020

What are the Differences between Indoor and Outdoor LED Displays?

1. What is the Indoor LED Display?


2. What is the Outdoor LED Display?

3. How to Distinguish the Outdoor Display and Indoor Display?

The so-called outdoor LED display is a flat panel display used outdoors. Its area is generally between tens of square meters and hundreds of square meters. With its high brightness, LED display still remains working in the sunny daytime. Besides, it has the functional characteristics of windproof, rainproof and waterproof. Similarly, the indoor LED display is used indoors. But, what is the difference between the outdoor LED display and the indoor LED display?


1. What is the Indoor LED Display?




As the name implies, indoor LED refers to the large and medium-sized LED display screen equipment used indoors. For example, bank counters, supermarket promotion display boards, etc. These devices can be seen everywhere. The area of indoor LED display ranges from one square meter to more than ten square meters. For its density of luminous spots is relatively high, the performance of indoor LED display​ is slightly lower than the outdoor LED display.


2. What is the Outdoor LED Display?


The outdoor LED display refers to the display used outdoors. The brightness of outdoor display is high, which is dozens of times higher than that of indoor LED display. In addition, the outdoor LED display also have good functions of waterproof and heat dissipation. For technical installers, these details need to be explained to users when installing.




In addition, the area of the outdoor LED advertisement display will be much larger than indoor display for its luminous area is large. Correspondingly, there are the related problems of power consumption, maintenance, lightning protection, etc. It can be said that the outdoor LED advertisement display is not easy to maintain, which is also the main reason why we often travel around to provide after-sales service.


Moreover, the semi-outdoor LED display is generally installed in door heads for information spreading, which is applied to advertisement media in commercial stores. The pixel point size is between indoor and outdoor LED display. It is often used on the door head of banks, shopping malls or hospitals. The semi-outdoor LED display can be used outdoors without direct sunlight for its high luminous brightness. As it is well sealed, the screen body of LED display is generally installed under eaves or in window.


3. How to Distinguish the Outdoor Display and Indoor Display?


For users, how to better distinguish the two types of LED display? It can be achieved by observing the appearance. Basically, the outdoor display is the one with larger screen. The same is true of its dense luminous spots and high brightness. Similarly, under the help of maintainers, this problem can be solved too. Anyway, a lot of time can be saved by choosing a good LED display manufacturer which is also convenient for future maintenance.  


Generally speaking, indoor display and outdoor display have a high range of use. With the characteristics of high brightness, low working voltage, low power consumption, large size, long service life, impact resistance and stable performance, LED display has brought great convenience to our life. I believe that indoor and outdoor LED display screens will also play a more important role in the future market. There are some aspects as follows:


1. Characteristics


First of all, let's talk about the indoor LED display. In the past, the indoor LED display was all surface-mounted. The characteristics of the indoor surface-mounted display are high-definition and colorful, but the disadvantage lies in the high price.


Outdoor display are mainly plug-in lights. Basically, indoor display is surface-mounted. Because of the higher outdoor daylight, the brightness of outdoor LED display is relatively stronger. So, the brightness of indoor display is not as high as outdoor one. The characteristics of outdoor and semi-outdoor module unit board: high brightness, waterproof, rich color. The disadvantage is that its installation requires technical guidance.


2. Brightness


If the indoor unit board is used outdoors, the brightness is far from meeting the requirements and it looks like it is not bright enough. The brightness of indoor unit board is much darker than outdoor LED unit board. However, when the outdoor unit board is used indoors, the brightness is too bright. So, please use indoor unit board as far as possible.


3. Waterproofing


The surface of outdoor products must be waterproof. So, the outdoor display is made up of waterproof boxes since the waterproof of outdoor display should be taken into consideration. Similarly, the indoor display may be made of boxes or not. If the boxes used outdoor are simple and cheaper, its back will not be waterproof enough. In this case, the border of box must be well covered. Generally, there is glue filling of these boxes, but not indoors.


4. Installation


According to different environmental conditions of users, there is a variety of installation methods of LED display, including wall-mounted, cantilever, inlaid, upright, standing, roof, mobile, arc and other installation methods. Indoor installation is convenient and simple with few styles which are relatively single. On the contrary, the installation of outdoor LED display is difficult and dangerous.


5. Price


The viewing distance of indoor LED display is generally not far. Therefore, its price is definitely higher than outdoor LED display for its higher definition. Generally, the viewing distance of outdoor LED display is relatively longer than those used at outdoors and it can't be seen clearly if the definition is too high. So, it is natural that there is a price difference among different types of LED display for they are customized according to the actual viewing distance.