Pixel Pitch & Matrix - Why it Matters

What is Pixel Pitch?

Pixel pitch (sometimes referred to as “resolution”), is the measurement, in millimeters, from one pixel to the next in an LED electronic message center or video display. The greater the pitch or distance between each pixel, the less pixel density on the display and therefore the lower the resolution or image quality.  For example, an LED display with a 20mm pitch would be lower resolution than a same size display where the pixels were only 10mm apart.

Which Pixel Pitch is Best?

While a tight pitch will display a better image than a coarser pitch, few applications call for the tightest pitch possible.  Audience distance & speed play a key part in determining what is "best" for a given scenario.  Contact our knowledgeable team and find out what pixel pitch is recommended for your project. 

Which is Matrix?

An LED display’s matrix represents how many pixels are on the display. A display with a matrix resolution of 60 (h) by 180 (w) means it has 60 pixels from top to bottom and 180 pixels 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 60×120 pixels (60 rows x 120 columns = 7,200 pixels). On the other hand, a 15mm resolution 4′ tall x 8′ long LED sign has a pixel matrix of 80×160 which gives you a total of 12,800. That’s 77% more pixels in the same square footage = a much higher resolution sign.