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What is a NIT?

A NIT is a measurement of light in candelas per meter square (cd/m2). For an LCD monitor it is brightness out of the front panel of the display. A NIT is a good basic reference when comparing brightness from monitor to monitor. Most desktop LCD's or Notebook LCD's have a brightness of 200 to 250 Nits. These standard LCD's are not readable in direct or even indirect sunlight as they become washed out.

How do I know how many NIT's I require for my application?

Applications will vary depending on the location of the LCD and how much ambient light is available that could cause the display to become washed out or unreadable. As a rule of thumb; notebooks and desktop LCD's which are generally used in office light conditions are in the 200-250 nit range. For indoor use with uncontrolled or indirect sunlight it is recommended that a display of 300 - 500 nits be used. If the application is outdoor or in direct sunlight, then at least 1000 nits should be considered.

What is considered a true sunlight readable or outdoor readable LCD?

First, the display screen on a sunlight readable/outdoor readable LCD should be bright enough so that the display is visible in direct or strong sunlight. Second, the display contrast ratio must be maintained at 5 to 1 or higher. Although a display with less than 500 nits screen brightness and a mere 2 to 1 contrast ratio can be read in outdoor environments, the quality of the display will be dreadfully poor and not get the desired information across effectively. A true sunlight readable display is normally considered to be an LCD with at least 1000 nits of screen brightness and a contrast ratio greater than 5 to 1. In outdoor environments under the shade, such a display can provide an excellent image quality.

I don't see exactly what I need. Do you provide customization?

Yes! We offer a wide range of customization for all our products, far too much to detail on our website. If you don’t see exactly what you want, call and talk to one of our sales engineers. We are happy to help with any request and can usually provide exactly what you are looking for.

I only need a few screens. Do you require a minimum order size?

There are no minimums required to purchase from us. Whether you want 1, 100, or thousands, we are happy to help.

How long will it take to get my order?

We keep many of our most popular items in stock with standard configuration; it can be shipped out as soon as we received your payment. Most of our clients require customization or large quantities, so we need to design, purchase material, and producing, it usually takes about 2-4 weeks.

What is the warranty on your products?

We back all out industrial grade products with a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects. All warranty claims are handles by Industrial Image, so please contact us if you have any questions.

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