LED displays and lighting have become popular in recent years. It is due to their long lifespan and many other benefits. But there are still some misconceptions about them.
In this article, we will discuss this aspect.
Common misconceptions about LED displays:
Misconception #1: LED displays are the same as LCDs.
Many people think LED displays are the same as LCD and often mix them. Although both types use liquid crystals, LED displays use LEDs to produce light, while LCDs use a backlight. Besides, LEDs are more energy-saving. And they have a longer lifespan than LCDs. A more direct method to distinguish LCD and LED video wall is that the former has seams.
Misconception #2: LED displays are too expensive.
It is another common misconception. And it can prevent many people from considering them as an option. Although you may need to pay more at first to buy an LED display, it is still cost-effective in the long run. As we mentioned above, LED displays are energy-efficient. Besides, their lifespan is long and can reach ten years.
Misconception #3: LED displays are only suitable for outdoor use.
Some people believe LED displays are only suitable for outdoor use due to their high brightness. However, they are also widely used indoors, such as in shopping stores, churches, airports, etc. And with fine-pitch LED displays development, we can use them in control rooms.
Misconception #4: LED displays are difficult to install and maintain.
This is another misconception people have. They may think an LED display is giant, so it is difficult for them to install. But they can use tools, such as a crane, to assist with the installation. Besides, the LED display supplier will also provide support. It is the same for maintenance.
Misconception #5: LED displays are only suitable for large applications.
It is common to see large outdoor LED displays in the stadium or on the street. So many people think they are only used for big projects. But we can also design small LED displays to fit your applications, such as in retail stores. For example, our LED poster display is a hot product for this application. The size is small, only 640×1920 mm.
Misconception #6: LED displays are less bright than other display technologies.
LED displays have high brightness. For outdoor types, their brightness ranges from 4,000 to 10,000 nits. And the indoor types can be 500~1,500 nits. Because of their high luminance, they are a perfect solution for outdoor applications.
Misconception #7: LED displays are not customizable.
If you have read our posts before, you can know LED displays are customizable. You can customize them in size, shape, etc. However, some people have a misconception on this point.
Misconception #8: LED displays are less clear than other display technologies.
LED displays can have high resolution and image clarity. For instance, the resolution of P1.25 is 640,000 pixels per square meter. And it can display sharp images and videos.
Misconception #9: LED displays are difficult to control.
It is easy to operate LED displays. You can use software to program them, and they will display specific content. If you want to control it remotely, you can achieve it via 4G or WIFI. So we can see there are versatile and convenient options to operate LED displays.
Misconception #10: LED displays are not reliable.
We can know from the above discussion that LED lifespan is about ten years. So it is reliable with a low failure rate. Besides, LED display manufacturers offer warranties to ensure the reliability of their products.
Common misconceptions about LED lighting:
Misconception #1: LED lighting has poor light quality.
It is a misconception some people have. But it is not true. LED lighting technology has come a long way. LEDs can produce high-quality light like natural sunlight. Besides, LED lights have a higher color rendering index (CRI) than fluorescent lamps. It means they can make more accurate and vivid colors.
Misconception #2: LED lighting is not energy efficient.
It is another common misconception. LED lights are over 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. So LED lights can save you money and help protect the environment.
Misconception #3: LED lighting is not suitable for commercial lighting.
Some people think LED lighting is too expensive for commercial applications. It can be expensive when it came out. However, it is no longer the case now. The price has gone down in recent years. And it has become a popular choice for commercial lighting. It can improve the ambiance of the building. So it can create a more pleasant environment for customers.
Misconception #4: LED lighting has a limited color rendering index (CRI).
As described above, LED lights have a higher color rendering index (CRI). They can reach more than 80, and some can get about 100, which is the best CRI. A high CRI can produce accurate colors close to natural light. So it is essential for you to choose high CRI LED lights.
Misconception #5: LED lighting is dangerous because of the materials used.
Some people believe LEDs are dangerous due to the materials used to make them. They think LED lights contain toxic substances like mercury, which is harmful to human health. However, there is no mercury or other toxic inside LED lights. Instead, they consist of compound semiconductor materials. These materials are mainly gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium phosphide (GaP).
Other myths and misconceptions about LEDs:
We have listed many misconceptions about LEDs above. Next, we will discuss some more myths about them.
Myth #1: LEDs last forever.
- The quality of LEDs.
- How often do people use them?
- The operating conditions.
Myth #2: LEDs produce more light for less energy than any other form of lighting.
We know LEDs are more energy-efficient than other lightings from the above. But compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use less energy than LEDs to emit the same amount of light. Even so, LEDs are still a perfect choice for energy-efficient lighting. It is because of their longer lifespan.
Myth #3: LEDs are the only lighting option in cold temperatures.
We know LEDs can operate in cold environments. But there are other lighting options for such conditions. For example, fluorescent lights can also work in cold temperatures, although they take longer to ignite the lamp than LEDs.
Myth #4: LED lights can cause eye strain.
Due to the bright and cool white light emitted by LEDs, some people believe they cause eye strain. Indeed, LEDs emit blue light. But there is no evidence that they have damage to the eyes. On the contrary, people found that warm light, like LEDs, is the least harmful to the eyes due to its more natural light.
From the above points, I hope you can make informed decisions when choosing the right lighting solution for your needs. Next, we will discuss the advantages of LEDs.
Advantages of LED displays and lighting:
LED displays and lighting have more advantages than other types of lighting. We can know from the above discussion. Here are some of the benefits:
It is one of the most significant advantages. As mentioned above, LEDs are up to 75% more energy-saving than other traditional lightings. So you can save a lot on your electricity bill.
LED displays and lighting have a longer lifespan than other lightings. For example, they can last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 3 times longer than fluorescent lights. So you can save on frequent replacement and maintenance if using LEDs.
Improved light quality:
LEDs provide better light quality than other traditional lightings. It is because they have a wide range of color temperatures, from warm white to cool white. So they allow more flexible customization in lighting design.
Better color rendering index (CRI):
As mentioned above, LED lighting has a higher CRI than other traditional lightings. CRI measures how well a light source reflects colors. LEDs have a CRI of 80 or higher. So it provides better color accuracy.
LED displays are durable and resistant to damage from vibrations. This feature makes them suitable for use in different environments.
LED displays and lighting are also environmentally friendly. We know they don’t contain toxic substances. Besides, their lifespan is long. They can be recyclable.
In conclusion, LED displays and lighting have become more prevalent in these years. However, there are still some misconceptions and myths about them. By addressing these points, we can make wise decisions to buy the best product. We encourage our clients to consider using LED displays or LED lights. In this way, we can create a more sustainable environment together.