When choosing an LED display, you’ll encounter specifications like pixel pitch and resolution. 

Often used interchangeably, they are not the same. 

Understanding these concepts is vital for ensuring you get the right LED display for your needs.

What is Pixel Pitch?

Pixel pitch refers to the distance measured in millimeters (mm) from the center of one LED pixel to the center of the next. An LED pixel is made up of a cluster of red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs. A smaller pixel pitch means the pixels are closer together, leading to increased pixel density.

What is Resolution?

Resolution is the total number of pixels an LED display can show. It’s usually expressed in horizontal and vertical pixels, for example, 1920 x 1080 (a standard Full HD resolution). Higher resolution displays offer sharper, more detailed images and videos.

Relationship Between Pixel Pitch and Resolution

Pixel pitch and resolution work together to determine the image quality of an LED display. Here’s the connection:

Higher Pixel Density: 

A smaller pixel pitch translates to a greater number of pixels packed into the same display area. This means a higher pixel density, leading to a higher potential resolution.

Viewing Distance Matters: 

The ideal viewing distance for an LED display is often calculated based on pixel pitch. For optimal viewing, a larger pixel pitch necessitates a greater viewing distance to avoid seeing individual pixels.

How to Choose the Right Pixel Pitch and Resolution

Viewing Distance: 

The primary consideration is the typical distance between the screen and viewers. For closer viewing distances, opt for a smaller pixel pitch LED display.

Content Quality: 

If you plan to display high-resolution content (e.g., 4K videos), you’ll want an LED display with a smaller pixel pitch and higher resolution.


Smaller pixel pitch displays generally cost more due to the increased number of LEDs and more intricate manufacturing. Balance your quality needs with budget constraints.

In Conclusion

Pixel pitch and resolution are critical factors for deciding the best LED display for your requirements. 

Ready to find the perfect LED display for your next event or project?

LEEMAN LED offers a wide range of LED display rentals with various pixel pitches and resolutions to suit your specific needs. 



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