Single Color LED Signs

Full Color Video LED Signs

LED Tickers

LED Sign Project Galleries

Indoor LED Sign Specials

Outdoor LED Sign Specials

Tips on purchasing LED signs

Choosing Your LED Sign

LED Sign Basics

LED Sign Pixel Matrix

LED Sign Resolution

Maximum Viewable Distance

Communication Options

Leasing an LED sign

Leasing Advantages

Leasing Criteria/Payments

Request Leasing Info

LED sign energy savings information

Energy Comparison

Ideas and suggestions for fixed signs

Download Idea Catalog

Contact us at

Request a Quote


Maximum Viewing Distance

Determining how your prospective audience will view your LED sign is key in determining the right LED sign for YOUR location. Will your potential customer be walking or driving by? How quickly will they be moving?

Maxium Viewing Distance for an LED Sign

Determining Maximum Viewing Distance
Estimate one inch of character height for every fifty feet of viewing distance to determine the best character size for your location.

Example: 2? text is readable to about 100 feet.

This is considered a general rule of thumb in determining the overall size for a specific application. Other conditions that may effect viewing distance include surrounding buildings or trees, varying traffic patterns, weather, etc.

Maximum Viewing Time Chart for LED Signs

Messages viewed from an automobile should be 18? in character height if traffic is moving 35 miles per hour.  A 12? character is recommended if traffic is stopped. Clear visibility also depends on distance. You can read a 6? high character from as far away as 300?, if you are not moving. The same size character may be more difficult to read from that distance if you're driving or moving quickly. .

Recommended LED sign pixel resolution based on driving speeds

More information to help you make your buying decision: