Indoor VS. Outdoor LED Screen


At present, there are many kinds of LED displays on the market. They are unique regarding information dissemination and audience attraction, which is crucial for businesses to stand out. For consumers, how to buy their own LED display is very important. You may know that LED displays are installed and controlled differently, but the most crucial difference is indoor and outdoor. This is the first and most important step in choosing an LED monitor, and it will determine how you choose an LED monitor in the future.

So how to distinguish between indoor and outdoor LED displays? How should we choose? This article will take you to understand the differences between indoor and outdoor LED displays.

1. What is an indoor LED display?

Indoor LED is the LED display used indoors. For example, the large-scale display screen in the shopping center, the large-scale broadcast screen of the sports stadium, etc. These devices are everywhere. The size and shape of the indoor LED display are customized by the idea of the buyer. Indoor LED display because of its small point spacing, so LED display quality and clarity are relatively high.

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2. What is an outdoor LED display?

Outdoor LED display is used for outdoor LED display. Because of direct sunlight or long-term exposure to sunlight, outdoor LED display screen brightness will be higher. In addition, the outdoor LED advertising display area is generally much larger than the indoor display screen because it is usually used for large areas.

In addition, the outdoor LED display also has a semi-outdoor LED display, generally installed in the door for information dissemination, applied to retail stores’ advertising media. The pixel size is between the indoor and outdoor LED display. It is commonly used in front of banks, shopping malls, or hospitals. Because of its high brightness, a semi-outdoor LED display can be used in the absence of direct sunlight outdoors. Good sealing gives an LED display screen body generally installed under the eaves or windows.

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3. How to distinguish the outdoor display screen from the indoor display screen?

For users who don’t know much about LED displays, there’s no other way to tell an indoor LED from an outdoor one than to see where the LED is installed.

I’ve summarized a few differences between indoor and outdoor LED displays that can help you better distinguish between indoor and outdoor LED displays. Take a look:

1). Waterproof:

  • Indoor LED display because it is installed indoors, so there are no waterproof measures.

  • The Outdoor LED display surface must be impervious to water. Outside are many LED display screen installations; wind and rain can not shield the place. Therefore, outdoor waterproofing is essential. The outdoor LED display screen consists of a waterproof shell. Suppose you use a simple and inexpensive box for installation. The back of the box is not waterproof enough. In this case, the boundary of the package must be covered well.

2). Brightness:

  • Indoor LED display brightness is low, generally 800-1200 CD/m2. Because there is no direct exposure to the Sun in the room, the brightness requirements are not very high.

  • Outdoor LED display brightness is relatively high, generally around 5000-6000 CD/m2. Because of the extended outdoor exposure to direct sunlight, you must have high brightness to see a clear LED display in the Sun.

Tips: Indoor LED displays can not be used outdoors. The brightness is too low to see anything. Similarly, outdoor LED displays can not be used indoors. If the brightness is too high, it can cause the eye because intelligence is not straightforward and can easily harm the eye.

3). Point spacing:

  • Indoor LED display viewing distance of about 10 meters, viewing distance, is relatively close, so for the corresponding LED screen picture quality and clarity requirements. Indoor LED display point spacing is small. The smaller the dot spacing, the better the picture quality and clarity of the LED display. However, the size of the point spacing you need to use must be chosen according to your needs.

  • The viewing distance of outdoor LED display screens is relatively far, so the picture quality and clarity of LED display screens are not so high. The point spacing of outdoor LED display screens is generally larger.

4). Appearance:

  • Indoor LED displays are commonly used in religious places, restaurants, shopping malls, workplaces, meeting spaces, and retail outlets. Therefore, the available indoor box will be smaller.

  • Outdoor LED displays are often used on large sites like football fields or highway signs—so outdoor LED boxes than indoor LED box big.

5). Adaptability to external weather conditions:

Regarding the adaptation to weather conditions, indoor LED display and outdoor LED display is different.

  • The indoor LED display screen will be installed indoors, and there will be no weather conditions. So, in addition to IP20 waterproof grade, do not need because of outside weather conditions and changes in any protective measures, so there is no such function.

  • The outdoor LED screen is designed to be completely adaptable to various weather conditions. Outdoor LED screens are generally equipped with leak-proof, dust-proof, sun-proof, lightning-proof, and waterproof protection measures.

4. Do you need outdoor LED screens or an indoor LED screen?

“Do you want indoor or outdoor leds” is a question that LED display makers will surely ask you, so before you answer, you need to know what conditions must be met for the LED display you want.

  • Are you exposed to direct sunlight?

  • Is the need for a high-definition LED display?

  • Is the installation location indoor or outdoor? 

Once you’ve considered this, you can decide whether you want an indoor or outdoor display.


The above is for you to sum up the difference between indoor and outdoor LED display.

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