As we have just seen, the Pitch determines the density of SMD Screens per square meter. Indeed, the more space there is between the LEDs, the less it will take to cover an area and vice versa. However, the LED is the central element in the operation of a giant screen. So the greater the number of LEDs used for a given surface, the higher the blow will be.
This is all the more true since the LEDs are not the only component impacted by the finesse of the pitch. In other words, the finer the pitch, the more LEDs there are per square meter, and therefore the more expensive the screen, on an equal surface. Indeed the price per square meter grows exponentially with the decrease in pitch.
The pitch must therefore not only be taken into account for the image quality but also according to the allocated budget. A 6 m² advertising screen in P4 will certainly have a better resolution, but what is the point if it is never seen at less than 10 meters. On the other hand, the price between a giant LED screen P4 and P6 or even P10 will be drastically different.
Please note: the pitch is not the only determining factor in the price of a screen. We must also take into account its size, the quality of the other components, and the structures in particular.
HOW THIS TRANSLATES INTO PRACTICE
Some screen vendors will therefore quickly highlight pitch finesse as a guarantee of image quality. However, the question to ask is is this really what you need. Several elements must be weighed to choose the appropriate pitch viewing distance image quality and budget.
However, it is not always easy to define the minimum distance of visibility, especially in the face of mixed traffic, pedestrian and motorist. In this case, it is necessary to clearly define its main target. If we mainly want to reach motorists, we will favor a giant LED screen with a wider pitch. Conversely, if you try to hit a nearby target, the screen size will be smaller, but the resolution will.
There is, in some cases, a solution to visually reduce the pitch. This works thanks to computer processing in the driving of the LEDs in the case of pixels by a grouping of LEDs (versus LED SMD ). We then speak of the virtual pitch. It is a solution allowing to improve the image quality of a screen when the reduction of the real pitch is not possible. However, it is not suitable for all situations.
These nuances also make it possible to make the difference between experts in giant SMD Screens, ready to advise you on the best solution, and screen resellers who want to place their product.
What to remember from the pitch of a giant SMD screens
The LED pitch, therefore, represents the distance between the center of two LEDs. It will thus define the density of LEDs per square meter and therefore the resolution of the screen. A finer resolution will always be more visually pleasing, however, it is not always necessary.
The important function of the pitch is that it incorporates the notion of minimum reading distance from the screen. Indeed by converting the size of the pitch, we can define approximately the minimum distance to obtain a clear and comfortable image to watch. This also impacts the final price of the screen.
Finally, if the pitch is an important characteristic, it is not the only criterion that must intervene in your choice. Indeed, it will also be necessary to take into account the size of the screen envisaged, its location, and the use which will be made of it. Do not hesitate to seek advice from an expert in giant SMD screens for projects. At Winlight, we have been manufacturers of screens for over 25 years.
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