Outdoor Digital Signage
There are lots of challenges when applying outside digital signage however despite this more and more electronic displays are being built outside to take advantage of the greater audience numbers these outside digital advertising displays can generate. While the most obvious challenge for taking a industrial grade LCD display outside is shielding it from the weather, and in particular rain, the issues associated with the sun can be equally as hard to overcome. Video Walls
The issue with the sun and outdoor electronic signage is that direct sunlight will often create the screen unreadable. Not only can sun cause warmth (you should know what that’s like when you attempt to watch the TV at home throughout the summertime where quite often you’re forced to shut the curtain to see the display obviously ) but even if there’s absolutely no warmth in bright sunlight the display will appear dim and hard to read. However there are ways to ensure the display is as easy as you can when taken outside:
Assuming you’ve the cleverest type of display possible 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 using 1000+ nits can be found and must be considered when looking to get into external electronic signage. It should also be mentioned that in general industrial displays have greater nit values and are better suited for outdoor signage displays.
Preventing glare is done in a number of ways. Optical bondng, anti-reflective glass and tinting are just some options. Regrettably, whichever way you select that there probably will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight can cause more issues than simply glare too. Screen burn can develop whether the sun is continually on it so either the outside digital display should be turned away from the sun another remedy to prevent this display burn should be looked at like cooling the display .
Bespoke Outdoor Content
A great deal of content which works well in indoor places doesn’t respond well to be taken outside. Use colours and designs which are more notable in outdoor places. There’s often a lot of trial and error involved with this but assess what works and what doesn’t and you need to soon develop a flare for designing content that’s suitable for outdoor electronic signage.