Outdoor Digital Signage
There are lots of challenges when applying outside digital signage however despite this more and more electronic screens are being erected out to make the most of the higher audience numbers these outside digital advertising screens can create. While the most obvious obstacle for taking a industrial grade LCD display outside is shielding it from the weather, and in particular rainfall, the problems associated with the sunlight can be just as difficult to overcome. Outdoor Screens
The problem with the sunlight and outdoor electronic signage is the direct sunlight will often make the screen unreadable. Not only can sunlight cause glare (you should know what that’s like when you attempt to see the TV at home during the summer months where quite often you are forced to shut the curtain to watch the display clearly) but even when there’s no glare in bright sunlight the display will look dim and difficult to read. However there are methods to ensure the display is as easy as possible when taken outside:
Assuming you’ve the cleverest type of display potential will go along way to making sure the display is readable. The minimum display brightness for any outside LCD display should be 800 nits however LCD with 1000+ nits are available and must be considered when seeking to get into external electronic signage. It should also be noted that in general industrial screens have higher nit values and therefore are better suited to outdoor signage screens.
Anti-glare technology Optical bondng, anti-reflective glass and tinting are just some options. Sadly, whichever way you go on this there probably will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight can cause more problems than just glare also. Display burn can grow if sunlight is constantly on it so either the outside digital display ought to be turned away from sunlight or some other remedy to protect against this display burn ought to be considered like warming the display .
A lot of content which works well in indoor locations does not respond well to be taken outside. Use colours and designs which are more notable in outdoor locations. There’s often a great deal of trial and error involved with this but assess what works and what does not and you should soon develop a teaser for designing material that’s suitable for outdoor electronic signage.
Outdoor Digital Signage