Outdoor Digital Signage
There are plenty of challenges when implementing outdoor digital signage but despite this more and more electronic screens are being built out to make the most of their higher audience numbers these outside digital advertising screens can generate. While the most obvious challenge for taking a commercial grade LCD display outdoors is protecting it from the weather, and in particular rainfall, the problems associated with the sun can be just as difficult to overcome. Outdoor Screens
The issue with the sun and outdoor electronic signage is the direct sunlight will often create the screen unreadable. Not only can sun cause glare (you should know what that is like when you try and see the TV at home during the summer months where quite often you’re forced to close the curtain to watch the display clearly) but even when there is absolutely no glare in bright sunlight the display will look dim and difficult to read. However there are ways to ensure the display is as readable as you can when taken outdoors:
Assuming you’ve the cleverest kind of display possible will go along way to ensuring that the display is readable. The minimum display brightness for any outside LCD display should be 800 nits but LCD using 1000+ nits can be found and should be taken into account when looking to get into outdoor digital signage. It should also be mentioned that in general commercial screens have higher nit values and are better suited for outdoor signage screens.
Preventing glare is done in a number of ways. Optical bondng, anti-reflective glass and tinting are just some choices. Regrettably, whichever way you go on this there probably will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight may cause more problems than just glare also. Display burn can develop whether the sun is constantly on it either the outside digital display ought to be turned off from the sun or some other solution to prevent this display burn ought to be looked at such as cooling the display itself.
A lot of content that works well in indoor locations doesn’t respond well to be taken outdoors. Use colors and designs that are more notable in outdoor locations. There is often a great deal of trial and error involved with this but check what works and what doesn’t and you should soon develop a flare for designing material that is suitable for outdoor electronic signage.
Outdoor Digital Signage