When buying an LED display, no one wants to overpay by purchasing a higher resolution than is required to do the job. On the other hand, you want to purchase a display that delivers a crisp, clear picture to the intended audience. To ensure you are buying exactly the display you need and no more, it is essential to understand how viewing distance and resolution correlate.

Recommended viewing distances are somewhat subjective, but can be roughly calculated based on the resolution, display type, application, and intended use. The higher the resolution you have, the clearer your content will appear. Text size is another important consideration. In general, larger characters can be viewed from a longer distance at a lower resolution.

Resolution in an LED display is the result of a specification called pixel pitch. Pixel pitch describes the spacing of individual pixels. In the case of a color display, it is the physical distance measured in millimeters between the center of an LED diode and the next closest diode on the board. Generally speaking, the larger the pitch number, the lower the resolution of the display with more pixelization. Likewise, the lower the pitch number, the higher the resolution will be, resulting in less pixelization. As a rule of thumb, each time pixel pitch is reduced by a millimeter, a viewer can stand one meter closer to the display.

Resolution is proportional to the number of pixels contained in the physical area of your LED display. The more pixels you have per square meter, the more detail your wall will display. When viewed from the recommended minimum viewing distance, these pixels will appear connected, giving a smooth, colorful image, without the appearance of any spaces between pixels or separation of the LEDs. In addition to pixel pitch, the effective resolution is also influenced by display size, pixel technology, and viewing distance.

Each display has a recommended minimum viewing distance that may vary based on the application and the intended use. Understanding how viewing distance and resolution correlate can help you choose the right product to meet your unique needs, potentially saving you a ton of money. When choosing a digital display, consider the ideal viewing distance from the sign to help choose the correct pixel pitch.

At PixelFLEX ®, we want to educate our customers so they purchase the correct product and don’t overbuy. We offer a large variety of award winning LED display systems that provide clear and detailed images in virtually any size and shape screen you desire. The experts at PixelFLEX ® will help you choose a quality solution that makes your creative vision a reality.

To learn more about how PixelFLEX ® can help you meet your business goals, visit PixelFLEXLED.com today! Also, Visit our LED University page to get a little more in depth on this topic above.

The Texas-based live event production provider invests in FLEXLite Plus 8.9mm LED video technology for its rental inventory to create powerful production designs

Nashville, 5/9/2017 – Located in Weatherford, Texas, Piranha Productions is a full-service production company specializing in all the design elements needed to create a powerful, live event production designs. With LED video becoming a consistent component to many of their most successful designs, the decision was made to make an investment in the technology for their rental inventory. Needing a high-resolution and durable solution from a trusted provider, they called upon Nashville-based PixelFLEX and made an investment in FLEXLite Plus 8.9mm LED video.

“Piranha Productions began in 2000 as an event production company providing sound, light and event management, but as the technology has progressed we began to get into video design and production as well,” began Greg Teagarden, Vice President of Production. “Previously we had sub-rented the LED video screens through other companies, but we recently decided it was time to invest in the technology for ourselves. I’ve kept an eye on PixelFLEX over the years so when it came time for us to make the purchase, it was a quick call to discuss what they had to offer and the FLEXLite Plus 8.9mm was exactly what we wanted.”

FLEXLite Plus from PixelFLEX is one of the highest resolution curve-able LED displays on the market and is capable of a 15-degree curve in any direction. With its bright, dense display and high refresh rate, FLEXLite Plus photographs and videos extremely well and its tiles are calibrated directly out of the box to decrease failure, and ensure the perfect color and brightness of any LED video design.

“Over the years, I’ve seen so many different iterations of video screens and within the past few years everything had progressed to the small, lightweight LED video panels,” continued Teagarden. “For our designs, we needed a solution that was durable enough to be mounted on a trailer, but also had the ability to create custom, modular configurations. We also wanted a product that was a higher resolution than what we have dealt with in the past, and it was great to be able to look through the PixelFLEX catalog of products to get down to the precise 8.9mm pixel pitch we needed for our shows.”

As FLEXLite Plus was identified as the ideal LED video solution, there was another characteristic that Teagarden was looking for in a technology partner. Wanting to make an investment in a company known for quality products and support, the industry reputation of PixelFLEX solidified the new relationship.

“In making this investment, I really wanted to partner with a company that was established in the United States with plenty of inventory and a proven ability to respond to any service needs,” admitted Teagarden. “I didn’t want to have to send product overseas or wait for spare parts to arrive from another country, and I knew the PixelFLEX technology has been road-tested over the years so we purchased 70 FLEXLite Plus LED video panels.”

With the purchase now complete, Piranha Productions wasted no time putting their new LED video panels out on the job. Often placed in challenging outdoor and rodeo arena environments, the FLEXLite Plus has performed in every situation and is providing Piranha Productions with the powerful LED video solution they needed.


“Since we’ve taken the new panels into inventory, we’ve had them out on a number of projects and our calendar is quickly filling up with summer events,” concluded Teagarden.  “We love how easy the system is to configure onsite and how quickly it all goes together and comes down. Even though we haven’t had any issues with the system whatsoever, should we need to service the panels, it is extremely serviceable in the field, and it that makes the FLEXLite Plus a quality LED video solution.”


For more information on Piranha Productions, or to inquire about their FLEXLite Plus 8.9mm LED video panels, call 817-598-0511 or visit www.piranhashows.com.


An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.