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Sunlight readable display & transflective lcd screen

What is the best Sunlight readable display

To the display that used in outdoor, have you struggled to read the instructions on the display under sunlight? difference to the display that using indoor, we need to use the sunlight readable display when in outdoor application. since the strong sunlight outdoor, if we use the regular lcd display, it would be looked blurs because the interference of the strong sunlight to the lcd display, so we have to use the sunlight readable display in the outdoor screen.

sunlight readable display

What is sunlight readable display meaning?

Sunlight readable display means the display that could be read under sunlight,the sunlight readable display including the traditional LED display, and sunlight readable lcd display, and sunlight readable oled display. we also call it daylight readable display. that is it could be cleared viewed under the strong sunlight without blur or color fade.  a good sunlight readable display would be with high contrast, lower heat emission power saving.

What makes display sunlight readable?

There are two ways to get sunlight readability: 1) high brightness display to could be competed to the strong sunlight, 2) Transflective display that could be reused the strong sunlight in the outdoor.

1) Sunlight readable oled display or led display.

Traditional LED display is suitable for outside, but it can not be in a high resolution, but organic led display(OLED) can be, all the OLED display is could be used for sunlight readable, but as sunlight readable OLED display, its cost would be more higher than lcd display, and LCD lifetime would be more than oled display. so have to consider sunlight readable lcd display for many outdoor application.

Sunlight readable oled display:

Sunlight readable oled display

2) Sunlight readable lcd (monochrome lcd)

We have monochrome lcd and color lcd display, to monochrome lcd display, any character or graphic LCD that is “positive mode” will be sunlight readable. Positive mode displays will have dark letters on a light background.

we always would be choose reflective lcd or transreflective monochrome lcd, and its cost is almost similar to transmissive lcd, it is the common mode for monochrome lcd that used in outdoor.

The reflective lcd and transflective lcd is the lowest power consumption than other sunlight readable display, because reflective lcd no need the backlight, while transflective lcd only need the backlight in dark environment.

Examples of sunlight readable monochrome lcd display:

sunlight readable lcd display

3) Sunlight readable tft display: (color lcd)

For color lcd display in daylight and outdoor application, we have to always choose sunlight readable tft display instead of OLED display, because sunlight readable lcd display tft is lower cost than color OLED display,  and long lifetime than OLED display, tft lcd screen have full display colors than traditional monochrome lcd display, the high brightness TFT and transflective tft lcd display module would be a good solutions for sunlight readable outdoor display.

sunlight readable display

Maclight high brightness TFT LCD panel is featured with brightness up to 1000 nits. high brightness tft using a very bright backlight to keep the display visible even when the sun is on it. The most common way is to upgrade the backlight to dramatically increase brightness with our high-quality LED backlights. Please kindly be noted that the brightness will be lower if the module require touch panel or O-Film on it. high brightness displays will generate more heat and use more power than a traditional LCD

The sunlight readable display models are also available in resistive touch panel and capacitive touch screen, but the brightness would be affected after adding the touch panel.  Maclight Sunlight Readable LCD Modules (High Brightness TFT Display and transflecitve tft lcd display module) are suitable for outdoor applications. Maclight transflective tft including 2.2” transflective tft, 2.4” tranflective tft display, 2.8”, 3.0, 3.5” transflective. Maclight available high backlighting sunlight viewable TFT display sizes including 2.4 “ tft , 2.8” tft lcd, 3.5"tft LCD, 4.3”, 5”,7" and 10.1 inch tft lcd, and we could upgraded the sunlight readable display up to 85" by upgraded the backlight brightness to 3000 nits in maximum.

Maclight standard sunlight readable tft lcd display list:

Size Part Number Resolution Display area (mm) Size (L*W*T/mm) Interface Lumination (cd/m2) Touch panel Remark
2.2" MLT022Q39-R1 240RGB*320 33.84x45.12 40.6x56.6x2.7 RGB 90 N/A Transflective
2.4" MLT024Q33-1 240RGB*320 36.72*48.92 42.72*60.26*2.5 MCU 450 Optional
2.4" MLT024Q45-R2 240RGB*320 36.72*48.96 42.92*60.26*3.65 SPI/RGB/MCU 230 Optional Transflective
3.0" MLT030Q45-R1 240RGB*400 38.88*64.8 47.28*76.4*2.4 RGB+3SPI/MCU 100 None Transflective
3.5" MLT035Q54-6 320RGB*240 70.08*52.56 76.9*63.9*3.3 RGB 500 Optional
3.5" MLT035Q50-R12 240RGB*320 53.64*71.52 64.0*85.0*2.93 RGB 6 bit/SPI 100 Optional Transflective
3.5“ MLT035Q54-17 320RGB*240 70.08*52.56 76.9*64.0*3.05 RGB 900 Optional
3.5" MLT035V40-1 480RGB*640 53.57*71.42 63*85*3.1 RGB 120 Optional transflective
4.3" MLT043R40-3 480RGB*272 95.04*53.86 105.5*67.2*3.0 RGB 1000 Optional
4.3" MLT043R40-12 480RGB*272 95.04*53.86 105.4*67.1*2.9 RGB 800 Optional
4.3" MLT043R40-2 480RGB*272 95.04*53.86 105.5*67.2*3.0 RGB 500 Optional
4.3" MLT043R40-22 480RGB*272 95.04*53.86 105.5*67.2*3.0 RGB 750 MVA,-30~+85
5.7" MLT057V33-12 640RGB*480 115.2*86.4 144.0*104.6*13.0 RGB 700 Optional
6.5" MLT065W50-1 800RGB*480 143.4*76.7 155.2*89.4*5.5 RGB 1000 Optional
6.5" MLT065V20-3 640RGB*480 132.5*99.3 153.0*118.0*11.9 LVDS 1200 Optional
6.5" MLT065W50-2 800RGB*480 143.4*76.7 155.2*89.4*5.5 RGB 500 Optional
7.0" MLT070W50-6 800RGB*480 154.08*85.92 164.9*100*5.7 RGB 1000 Optional
8.0" MLT080W50-2 800RGB*480 176.6*99.36 192.8*116.9*6.4 RGB 750 Optional -30~+85
8.0" MLT080Y40-1 1280RGB*720 176.6*99.36 192.8*116.9*6.4 LVDS 800 Optional
8.0" MLT080X40-10 1024*768 162.05*121.54 174.0*136.0*2.5 LVDS 1000 Optional
10.1 MLT101Y40-9 1280*720 223.68*125.82 238.6*148*9.7 LVDS 1000 Optional
10.4" MLT104S20-5 800RGB*600 211.2*158.4 226.0*177.8*10.0 LVDS 1000 Optional
12.1" MLT121S20-1 800RGB*600 246.0*184.5 279.00 * 209.00 * 9.00 LVDS 400 Optional
15" MLT150X25-3 1024RGB*768 304.1*228.1 326.50 * 253.50* 13.1 LVDS 1000 Optional
32" MLT320FL-1 1024RGB*768 698.4*392.85 719.2*413.7*26.3 LVDS 2000 Optional Backlight upgrade
42" MLT420FL-1 1920RGB*1080 930.2*523.3 983.0*576.0*52.7 LVDS 1500 Optional Backlight upgrade
42" MLT420FL-2 1920RGB*1080 930.2*523.3 983.0*576.0*52.7 LVDS 2000 Optional Backlight upgrade
55" MLT550FL-1 1920RGB*1080 1209.6*680.4 1237.4*713.8*42.0 LVDS 2000 Optional Backlight upgrade
72" MLT720FL-2 1920RGB*1080 1606.0*908.0 1666.0*968.0*60 LVDS 2000 Optional Backlight upgrade

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