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LED in CLT: Giving Charlotte, North Carolina a Modern Art Makeover

2019-12-05T12:32:12-05:00

One of the sharpest cities in the American Southeast has received a dramatic digital makeover in recent years and the new look is delivering welcome buzz to a community striving to assert itself as a hub of commerce and innovation. Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

2019-11-27T08:37:57-05:00Tags: |

The leaves have turned here outside the NanoLumens headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, and a brisk wind has started to smart rosy cheeks in the early mornings. It is late fall, and the Thanksgiving holiday is on our doorsteps. To us here at NanoLumens, Thanksgiving represents more than full stomachs and football. The gathering of family and friends inspires us to reflect on how we live our lives and how we conduct our business. NanoLumens prides […]

Darker Darks are the Key to LED Contrast Ratios

2019-11-21T13:28:45-05:00

In attempting to digitally recreate real life on a screen, one of the most important metrics to consider is contrast ratio, which the National American Standards Institute lays out as “the absolute difference in luminance between the peak white and black levels” of a display. While resolution, pixel pitch, and color space receive more attention from digital display customers and manufacturers alike, overall picture quality might actually be more dependent on contrast ratio. The reason contrast ratio is such a crucial determinant in image quality is because distinct elements of an image only stand out relative to their surroundings. If a display is unable to accurately differentiate the brightness of those surroundings from the brightness of the distinct image element in question, the resulting on-screen picture will fail to resemble true life.

We Wish Everyone a Happy and Safe Veterans Day

2019-11-11T11:55:55-05:00Tags: |

November 11th is celebrated every year in the United States as Veterans Day, honoring all Americans who have served our country in the armed forces. The holiday, renamed from Armistice Day in 1954, has fallen on November 11th every year since 1918 in remembrance of the ending of the first World War, which formally culminated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

At NanoLumens, we believe strongly in supporting our veterans […]

Defining Distance: Pixel Pitch vs. Fill Ratio

2019-11-07T20:57:49-05:00

There are two ways to measure the space between pixels and each tell their own story. The first is pixel pitch, a common specification listed early in the description of any digital display product. The second is fill ratio, the less common of the two metrics and one that only you’ll find listed much lower on any given spec sheet. Understanding the difference between these two specifications is crucial to identifying which display is best for your needs.

OLED (and Other Things): A Series of Questions Asked and Answered Concerning LED and OLED

2019-10-24T14:47:29-05:00

LED, LCD, ULED, OLED, HDR, DLP, AV. This alphabet soup can get confusing if you aren’t immersed in the terminology on a day to day basis and one of the most common mix ups occurs with the phrases LED and OLED. Let’s clear up some of this confusion by asking and answering some questions about these evolving display types.