How to adjust brightness and contrast levels on an LED screen panel

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Brightness and contrast levels on an LED screen panel are key for an optimal image. Brightness is one of the most important characteristics of any display. The unit of measurement for brightness is NITS or candelas per square meter and you can find this information in the technical specifications of any equipment. In turn, it allows images to have good quality outdoors or when near artificial lights indoors. 

Contrast refers to the balance between the intensity of white tones and the intensity of black tones. High contrast allows all tones to appear more intense and brighter, providing sharper, more dimensional images. To get the best images from an LED screen panel, just adjust these settings:

  • Locate the controls. These screens may have brightness and contrast settings on one of the sides or may be equipped with software with which to adjust these settings.
  • Brightness adjustment. This option is usually on the first page of the menu interface, but if you can’t find it, you can look in other menus such as picture and picture settings. When you find it, make the adjustment. The higher the brightness setting, the more enlightened and brighter the LED video wall will look.
  • Contrast. The contrast setting is usually in the same menu as the brightness setting. The higher the level, the more marked the difference between black and white tones will be.

You can try various levels and settings to find the desired image. Note, however, that these settings directly affect the life and performance of the display. In the user’s guide or manual, manufacturers usually specify which settings are recommended so as not to affect the picture quality and performance of the display. You can always consult a specialist for guidance on the most appropriate settings for your display.


Benefits of an LED display with optimal contrast and brightness

The brightness and contrast settings provide a number of benefits for LED screen users. When these settings are properly configured, you can get more out of the space where the screen is located. This generates more immersive and immersive environments, but that’s not all:

  • The visibility of this equipment is much greater than other projection systems. Because some models are designed for outdoor use, the amount of NITS is higher. This means that LED panels can be used for outdoor advertising without any loss of performance and without reducing their lifetime.
  • When the balance between contrast and brightness is balanced, users’ glare from high light intensity is reduced. In addition, maintaining these values allows texts to be read without difficulty from short distances.
  • An LED display illuminates spaces very well, thus reducing the use of additional lighting. LED light is up to 90% more efficient than other types of lighting, making it more environmentally friendly.
  • The lifetime of LED displays is really long. With proper care, they can operate for up to 100,000 hours. This reduces maintenance and equipment replacement costs.

Adjusting the image quality of indoor and outdoor LED displays

LED screens require specific adjustments for each use since the conditions of the place where they are located affect the display and image quality. When it comes to outdoor events with a Big LED screen, the brightness should be kept high, while in enclosed spaces with low lighting, it should be lowered so as not to interfere with the viewers’ vision.

  • For indoors LED panels, the brightness level must be taken into account, especially when the audience will be exposed for a long time to the images. The room lighting should be regulated according to the amount of light emitted by the screen. This is often taken into account in exhibition halls, trade fairs, theaters, etc.
  • Outdoor LED screens, on the other hand, usually require higher brightness. Adjustments may also have to be made from time to time because the natural light changes over the hours, so the screen must also be adjusted. However, the brightness should not be overdone because content may be difficult to view if there is too much light. This affects visibility and, to avoid this, the contrast-to-brightness ratio should be low.
  • Pixel density also affects viewing distance. For indoor spaces, it is important that displays have a high pixel density. For outdoor displays, this is not necessary because the audience can view the content from a distance.
  • Adjusting the color temperature allows the images to be adapted to the environment and the type of content. When the color temperature is warm, the images appear more realistic, while in the case of fantasy images, it is better to use a cool temperature.


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