11 Tips to Prolong the Lifespan of LED Display

LED Display Lifespan

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If you invest in LED screens, you must look for a longer life span. This factor is of great concern for any electronic device. Unfortunately, display screens have a limited lifespan. There are many tips that we can adopt to enhance its lifespan. Proper maintenance is crucial. If we follow the following suggestions, we can get good results. We can better enhance its lifespan.

For any electronic device, there are always some limitations. If we do not consider them, we will eventually have losses.

So, the following are the tips that we can adopt to increase the life span of LED screens:

Avoid places that are too wet or too sunny:

To increase screens’ lifespan, we must consider the environmental factor. Working conditions of screens vary greatly. Depending upon the purpose, we decide its area of placement. We always have two options that are outdoor or indoor. In indoor setups environment is entirely different compared to outdoor ones.

Indoor setups have a slight temperature difference. There is no influence of rain, snow, or ultraviolet light. While in the case of outdoor designs, the temperature can reach seventy degrees. Moreover, precipitation, wind, and sunlight have different influences.

The working environment is an essential factor affecting the service life of displays. A harsh environment can reduce the lifespan of screens. So, the first tip we have to adopt is to avoid such places with harsh environments.

For outdoor screens, we recommend sites that are not too wet or sunny. For outdoor setups, we need to select the best climatic conditions. We can instead use rain protection equipment. We can choose places with moderate hours of sunshine. While in the case of indoor screens, avoid rooms with high humidity.

Moreover, we need to avoid places where more dust can accumulate. In this way, we can protect it from environmental conditions. Thus, we can enhance the lifespan of the display.

LED Display Lifespan

Make sure the sunlight does not hit the LED display directly:

Strong sunlight can be very damaging to any display screen. We already know that every electronic device produces some amount of heat. Likewise, LED screens also generate heat. If the heat produced is intense, it can damage the screen. In addition, there would be more heat when we place the screen for a more extended period in sunlight. So, it is not suitable for the screen to face the strong sunlight all day. 

Moreover, you can add a brightness sensor. It can adjust the brightness of the LED screen automatically.

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Employ a surge suppressor and a voltage regulator:

Most user mistake these terms. But the terms surge suppressor and voltage regulator are entirely different.

Surge suppressors are devices designed to counteract transient voltage surges. These surges are equal to the network cycle. There are also some other protections along with these elements. These include filters against electromagnetic interference and electrical noise.

Sometimes there is a longer duration of surge or frequent surges. In such conditions, there is a chance of damage to the circuit. It can stop working. So, we cannot recommend it as a suitable solution for regulating voltage.

If we talk about voltage regulators, it is a different term. It counteracts voltage variations. It balances the duration of more than one network cycle. This duration is of 16.6 milliseconds.

In this way, we can achieve voltage with excellent stability. Moreover, there will be no fluctuations in the voltage. Thus, it remains stable even if there is an increase or decrease in the voltage on the grid. Therefore, it provides a constant level of voltage. This voltage level is essential for the proper functioning of any electrical device.

So, it is clear from the above discussion that both devices are reciprocal. Voltage regulators and surge suppressors are equally important.

Here is the tip to increase the lifespan of your screen. We can use a single device for the proper functioning of LED screens. Some companies sell them both integrated with a single regulator technology. This device is then named the electronic regulator.

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Do not use corrosive liquids to clean the screen:

Today our main concern is to enhance the lifespan of screens. So here is another recommendation. You can increase its lifespan by using products with suitable formulations. We use different methods to clean the screen or other external components. But the main thing to consider here is the materials used for cleaning.

We usually use pure water and a piece of cloth to clean the television screen at home. For LED screens, we can use the same things. What type of cloth should we use for this purpose? There are many suggestions for this. For example, we usually use a soft cloth to clean the glasses. We first have to moisten it with water. 

Taking these simple precautions can help us in the long run. They influence the lifespan of the display screen. In this way, you can better protect your screen from getting damaged too soon. 

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Always turn the on and off the screen in a proper manner:

There is a proper method of how you should turn on and off the screen. When starting the screen, turn on the PC and then the LED screen. When turning it off, turn off the screen and then the PC. Always follow this method; otherwise, there will be problems. Avoid continually powering on and off the display screen. It can affect the lifespan and damage the screen.

Moreover, we recommend you turn on the screen at least once weekly. It would help if you allowed it to be on for more than one hour. By following the above, you can prevent excessive heating and damage to the screen.

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Do not touch the screen with your fingers directly:

It may seem obvious not to touch the screen with fingers directly. But most people do not take that suggestion seriously. Unfortunately, it is the most common mistake made by both individuals and companies.

Always hold the display at the end if you want to change the location. Or, you can wear gloves during the operation. Moreover, it would help if you were careful not to bang it accidentally.

So, if you want your screen to have a long lifespan, you must protect it from minor damage. Always try to avoid touching the screens. It can damage little details of the screens and ultimately shorten their lifespan.

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Use of light sources which have efficient performance:

LED lamps are essential and life-related components of displays. We can determine the life of screens by the life of lamps. Functions which we have to consider of lamps include:

  • Attenuation character
  • Moisture-proof
  • Ultraviolet-light-resistant abilities

We have to consider these functions if we want to enhance the life span of the displays. Proper evaluation of the performance of lamps is necessary. Otherwise, there are more chances of quality accidents. It will then seriously affect the service life of displays.

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Evaluation of the quality of other components:

There are also many other components in displays besides LED lamps. These components effectively support the screen. These supporting components include:

  • Circuit boards
  • Plastic shells
  • Switching power sources
  • Connectors
  • Housings

If the quality of any component is not good, it can reduce the service life. Thus, the service life of the screens depends upon the service life of these components.

For example, the switching power source has a life span of 5~10 years. The situation is the same as the circuit board. So, the service life of LED screens will be so long.

The above discussion is all about having the best quality supporting components.

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To ensure quality manufacturing techniques to have good quality products:

The manufacturing technique is a crucial factor. It helps in determining the service life. The protection techniques involved in the manufacturing of displays include:

  • The storage and pretreatment technique of components
  • Welding technique
  • Three-proofing technique
  • Waterproof and sealing technique

Furthermore, the effectiveness of the manufacturing technique depends upon many factors. These factors include:

  • Selection and proportioning of materials
  • Parameter control
  • The ability of workers

So, having the proper knowledge is of paramount importance. Thus, we should prefer companies that have years of experience.

By controlling dust in the working environment:

Another tip to enhance your life span is controlling dust in the working environment. So, we should recognize the threat of dust. For example, if your displays work in an environment with thick dust. In such cases, the printed board will absorb much dust.

If dust is present, it will affect heat dissipation. As a result, it will lead to a rapid rise in temperature. So, there is a decrease in thermal stability. Moreover, it can cause electric leakage. In severe cases, the burning of other supporting components is possible.

Other damages caused by dust include the absorption of moisture. Due to humidity, there will be corrosion of electronic circuits. So, the chances of short circuits increase. It will then lead to a shorter lifespan of the LED screen.

We should consider the damage caused by dust. Although the volume of dust is small, it can lead to significant losses. Thus, regular cleaning is necessary if you want to enhance the lifespan of your screen. Cleaning the screen should be a part of your routine. It will reduce the possibility of breakdown.

Moreover, your safety is also of great concern. So, always keep in mind disconnecting the LED screen while cleaning it. Otherwise, any hazard can occur. So be careful and put safety first.

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Your LED screen should have a proper ventilation system:

One of the main reasons behind the short lifespan of the display screen is overheating. It is the same with almost all electronic appliances. They break down due to excessive heat production. If you want to avoid this problem, your display should have a proper ventilation system. Make sure there are at least 4 inches between the screen and the wall. This ventilation is present on the back of the LED screen. This system should be able to dissipate excessive heat produced.


By adopting the above tips, we can surely keep the screens longer. All you need is to focus on suggestions. Any blunder from your side can affect your display. So, to ensure quality outcomes from your investment, you need to focus on it. Proper maintenance is the key. Moreover, try to look for the best company with good quality products.

If you want an outdoor LED screen, please contact Dreamway team.

Sunny Wong
Sunny Wong

Hello. I am Sunny Wong, the author of this post.

I entered the LED screen industry in 2008 and have always been in this field.

The purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to LED screens from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

If you want to distribute or explore your local LED screen market, please ask me any questions.

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