LED Pixel, LED Pitch, & LED Matrix Explained
Pitch and Matrix are the two most important factors when looking for a sign or comparing quotes between Golden Rule Co. and a competitor. These two variables determine the size of your display as well as the quality of the image and text it is able to produce. Keep reading to learn more about Pixel, Pitch and Matrix in terms of LED sign technology
What is a Pixel?
A pixel is a cluster of 1 or more LED’s. Monochrome and Grayscale LED sign pixels have 1 or more LED’s of either red or amber while full color pixels feature red, green and blue LED’s. More LED’s per pixel will produce higher quality pictures, animations and text.
What is LED Sign Pitch
What is Matrix
An LED display’s matrix represents how many pixels on the display. A display with a matrix resolution of 32 (h) by 128 (w) means it has 32 pixels from top to bottom and 128 from left to right. A higher matrix on your LED sign will give you #1 more lines of text, #2 more characters per line and #3 better images and video. If you are purchasing (for example) a 4′ tall x 8′ long sign, selecting a smaller pitch will increase the matrix of the display which means better image quality. A 20mm resolution 4′ tall x 8′ long LED sign has a pixel matrix of 56×112 pixels (56 rows x 112 columns = 6,272 pixels). On the other hand a 16mm resolution 4′ tall x 8′ long LED sign has a pixel matrix of 72×144 which gives you a total of 10,368. That’s 65% more pixels in the same square footage = a much higher resolution sign.