10 Considerations To Make When Choosing an Indoor LED Display

7/10/22, 9:30 am

Over the past decade, video walls have become an increasingly popular digital signage choice. That’s because they’re particularly effective at engaging people and delivering messages efficiently. They offer larger, higher resolution images than a single display, and they can be built to almost any configuration to fit a specific space or purpose.

Video walls have found homes in many different types of settings, including corporate offices, retail stores, transportation hubs and sports venues, as well as command and control facilities.


Selecting the best video wall solution for a specific indoor installation can be challenging. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

1: Pixel pitch

Measured in millimeters, Pixel pitch is the distance between the centre of an LED pixel and the centre of an adjacent pixel. A screen with a smaller pixel pitch has more pixels overall and provide higher resolution images than a screen with a larger pixel pitch. In general, a large screen that will be viewed from afar can have a relatively high pixel pitch, but a screen that will be viewed from close up should have a small pixel pitch.

2: Image quality

Look for sharp images and a solution that provides a factory colour-calibration. 

3: Brightness

Although more of a concern for outdoor installations, brightness should still be considered for indoor video walls. Consider the ambient lighting conditions of an interior environment to ensure that the video wall will have sufficient brightness to provide excellent viewability.

4: Contrast

A high-efficiency LED chip will ensure deep contract and black mask will boost the ratio

5: Power consumption

With the proper content and brightness settings, LED panels can be more energy efficient than LCD panels, saving money and the environment. Compare power consumption specs to determine the differences between models.

6: Heat dissipation

Because LED emit heat as well as light, heat dissipation can be a concern for LED panels. Determine how each solution manages heat dissipation and what requirements are needed for your application.

7: Build quality

Indoor video walls should be robust enough to hold up to installation and exposure to environmental conditions and minor bumps. Look for strong, lightweight panels with alignment features enabling precise placement. It’s also very important to use mounting structures specifically designed for each panel design and to ensure the display provider supplies the structure with the display.

8: Turnkey solution

For many customers, choosing a video wall installation that is a complete, end-to-end solution that includes hardware and services will be an ideal fit. Keep in mind, for easier installation and lower-cost maintenance, make sure video wall panels have front and rear access. 

9: Cost

Pixel pitch is the primary contributor to a higher cost in an LED display, so it’s important to work with your solution provider to ensure that the installation’s pixel pitch matches budget, image quality expectations and content type.

10: Long life 

LED panels have very lengthy longevity ratings. For example, models rated at 80,000 hours of use will provide more than 13 years of service. When choosing the best video wall panel, ensure that the display solution can be colour calibrated. You may have seen LED displays with square sections that are brighter or darker than other portions of the display. This is usually due to repairs using new LED panels to replace older panels. Having the ability to calibrate the display will prove to be essential in the later years of the LED’s lifespan. That’s because calibration enables the colours and brightness of each pixel to be closely matched to the others in the entire display, eliminating those darker and lighter square section. Ultimately, calibration will make the video wall look like new and enable your content to shine.