Outdoor Digital Signage
There are plenty of challenges when applying outside digital signage but despite this more and more digital screens are being built out to make the most of the greater audience numbers these outside digital advertising screens can generate. While the most obvious obstacle for carrying a commercial grade LCD screen outside is protecting it from the weather, and in particular rainfall, the issues connected with the sun can be equally as difficult to overcome. Outdoor Screens
The problem with the sun and outdoor digital signage is the direct sunlight will often make 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 summer months where very often you are forced to close the curtain to see the screen obviously ) but even when there is absolutely no warmth in bright sunlight the screen will appear dim and difficult to see. But there are methods to ensure the screen is as easy as you can when taken outdoors:
Ensuring you have the brightest kind of screen potential will go along way to making sure the screen is readable. The brightness of LCD displays is measured in nits (aka candela per square metre). The minimum screen brightness for any outside LCD screen should be 800 nits but LCD with 1000+ nits can be found and should be taken into account when looking to get into external electronic signage. It should also be mentioned that in general commercial screens have greater nit values and are better suited to outdoor signage displays.
Anti-glare technologies Regrettably, no matter which way you go on that there most likely will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight may cause more issues than simply glare also. Screen burn can develop if sunlight is continually on it either the outside digital screen ought to be turned away from sunlight or some other remedy to protect against this screen burn ought to be considered such as cooling the screen .
Bespoke Outdoor Content
A great deal of content that works well in indoor places does not respond well to be taken outdoors. Use colours and designs that are more notable in outdoor places. There is often a great deal of trial and error involved in this but assess what works and what does not and you should soon develop a flare for designing material that’s acceptable for outdoor digital signage.