Display Signage For Dummies – LED Lighting Explained

October 12, 2018 Ingram Micro

Acronyms in the world of technology can be confusing. LED, UHD, 4k, LCD – what do these acronyms stand for and how is an average consumer supposed to figure out which product is right for their business?

What’s the difference between LED and UHD?

The main difference between LED signage and UHD signage is UHD displays have a higher pixel count allowing for sharper images and higher definition images. LED signage can be UHD and vice-versa.

LED stands for light-emitting diodes

Each diode acts as an individual pixel for the video display. They produce light when the semiconductor chip is powered up, creating the colours and images on the screen.

  • LED signage offers brighter imagery on the display with a wider viewing angle than traditional LCD screens.
  • This high-quality brightness and contrast make it perfect option for outdoor signage.
  • There are a diverse variety of options for the size and shape of the signage.
  • It is simple to install these screens no matter how large they need to be.
  • LED signage is customizable and long-lasting. The screens don’t require bezels, which are often frowned upon in the tech industry as they interrupt the image.

Samsung SMART LED offers an optimized version of LED signage. The displays are world-renowned for their vibrant range of colour, exceptional quality of image and high contrast. Samsung hand-selects their diodes and uses advanced-level colour and brightness correction technology to calibrate each screen carefully. The calibration involves two steps – one in the factory and one in the field. In the factory, each sub-pixel is colour calibrated independently focusing on brightness, colour chromaticity and uniformity. In the field, a photo of the screen is taken with a digital camera, the photo is then transmitted to the National Occupational Classification then the photo is analyzed and calibrated remotely.

UHD stands for ultra-high-definition

UHD —also known as Ultra HD or 4K— utilizes twice as many pixels as traditional 1080P LED displays.

  • This allows for sharper images and immersive, incredibly realistic displays.
  • UHD utilizes a high-pixel display which makes for sharper images and incredible detail.
  • This high-pixel-count also allows for more information to be shown on one screen.
  • UHD supports split-screen functionality which increases flexibility and creates various dynamic visual scenarios.
  • Anti-glare screens can be installed in indoor environments with high levels of sunlight.

The Samsung BEN series uses UHD resolution and 300 nit brightness. A nit is a unit of visible-light intensity. These displays have versatile connectivity and an aesthetically pleasing yet practical design. The connectivity means they have a variety of embedded ports that make for simple collaboration and versatility. They boast 16/7 performance, so the wide screens display four times the clear, ultra-realistic detail of standard competition screens sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. 

Please contact your Ingram Micro Channel Account Specialist Shaina Ibrahim for more info at Shaina.Ibrahim@ingrammicro.com

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