Jun 01, 2017

How Long is 100,000 Hours?

The typical lifetime of LEDs used in Leyard and Planar’s LED display solutions is 100,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a Leyard DirectLight LED video wall right now, the LED display will run for 100,000 before it achieves half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course). Let’s put it all into perspective: 100,000 hours is over 11 years 100,000 hours is over 595 weeks 100,000 hours is over 4,000 days What could you do in 100,000 hours? You could watch over 66,666 soccer matches. You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times. You could have 5,660 Star Wars movie marathons (watching More…

lifetime , Brightness , Leyard DirectLight

Mar 30, 2017

How is brightness calculated?

One of the key specifications that customers use to determine what display might be right for their application is brightness. Brightness is measured in candelas per meter squared (cd/m2) or nits. Like “horse power” is to automobile engine power, so are nits to displays. They are simply a measure of how many candles of brightness a display is equivalent to. A 300 nit desktop monitor has the light power of 300 candles lighting a square meter of space. A 1,500 nit outdoor display has the power of 1,500 candles (which seems like a lot, until you do the unfair comparison of a display to the sun, sustains life on earth and is significantly brighter than More…

Brightness , High Bright