How to distinguish industrial LCD display from consumer display?

May 8, 2023

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If the display is divided according to the industry, it can be divided into two categories: industrial LCD display and consumer display. Although both are used for display, the requirements for industrial LCD displays are higher than those for consumer products, which we can understand from the following aspects.

Compared with the use environment of consumer displays such as our mobile phones, computers, and televisions, industrial LCD displays are much harsher. An exaggeration is: the industrial LCD display is like a grass living in the desert, while the consumer display is a flower growing in the fertile soil with abundant rain and sunshine. First of all, industrial LCD display screens are powered on almost 365 days a year. Secondly, according to different uses and environments, industrial LCD displays are required to have different characteristics. Such as high stability, anti-interference, vibration, shock, and temperature changes, etc. Applied in the LCD display screen of the 5G base station computer room, it needs to monitor the operation of the system 24 hours a day. If the LCD display we use is unstable and cannot work normally in a harsh environment, it will affect the operation of the entire network system. So, that's something consumer displays can't match.

Sunlight readability
Good visibility is a major feature of industrial LCD screens. Most of the LCD screens used in industry are surrounded by strong light, such as strong sunlight on a sunny day. The LCD display for outdoor work needs to work under direct sunlight for a long time, which requires our display to have readability under strong light. Many of Hotdisplay's products have this feature, such as our 7-inch TFT LCD charging pile display. Applied outdoors, it is also clearly readable under strong direct sunlight. Widely favored by new energy charging pile customers.

Consumer LCD displays are all standard. For example, when you go to buy a product's latest mobile phone, you think the screen is too big and you want a smaller one. At this time, you can't ask the manufacturer to customize a model with exactly the same configuration and a small display screen for you, but choose to buy a model that is closest to what you want. Industrial LCD displays are different, and manufacturers can customize them according to customer needs if conditions permit. For example, if you want to develop a full-view, wide-temperature, and touch-screen product based on the standard product, we can help you realize it. Of course, the mold opening fee may be higher. This is one of the reasons why industrial LCD displays are more expensive than consumer LCD displays. HOTLCD has many customized products, here, you can always find an LCD display solution that suits you.

Strict selection of materials (high-quality raw materials)
Another advantage of industrial LCD display is that in the whole product, we use industrial-grade high-quality raw materials, because only LCD display products designed and produced with high-quality components can pass various strict standards. Test: anti-static (ESD) and electromagnetic (EMI) interference, aging test, high and low temperature test, etc., so that the whole machine has high and low temperature resistance, anti-interference, and withstands extreme impact. Generally, the raw materials used in consumer display products are all mid-range materials. All LCD display products of HOTLCD are delivered to customers after passing strict tests. The quality of our products is widely recognized, and everyone can rest assured of HOTLCD's products.

Delivery cycle
There is also a big difference in the supply cycle between industrial LCD displays and consumer displays. For industrial LCD displays, under the condition of normal supply of IC, glass and other materials, the supply cycle of industrial LCD displays is relatively long, usually about 10 years. Unless it is a complete discontinuation of the specified material, but we also have an upgrade plan. It can be applied with only a slight modification to the client's equipment, or even no modification at all. Therefore, customers do not need to worry about the scrapping of equipment caused by the suspension of production and supply of industrial LCD displays. Consumer displays are different, such as mobile phones, which are updated very quickly. I don’t know if you have this feeling: you just changed to the latest mobile phone of a certain brand, but it hasn’t been used for half a year, and the overwhelming new product launch conference has started again. In two or three years, the model you use may not be has been discontinued. Therefore, the life cycle of consumer displays is much shorter than that of industrial LCD displays.

Price is a matter of great concern to everyone. Based on the above points, it is not difficult to see that the price of industrial LCD displays is higher than that of consumer displays. You get what you pay for, industrial LCD displays not only have good configuration, but also have good after-sales service. For example, if you buy a computer, the warranty period is usually 6 to 12 months, and you need to purchase an insurance period. If there is a problem beyond this time, you will need to pay a higher maintenance fee. However, for industrial displays, the warranty period is usually at least 1 year, long even 3 years. If it is a supplier problem, it can also be replaced with a new display. Therefore, although the price of industrial LCD displays is high, the after-sales service is very good and cost-effective.

As an industrial liquid crystal display expert with nearly 20 years of design and production experience, HOTLCD is constantly developing new display solutions while ensuring high-quality products, just to meet customer needs. If you have any questions about LCD displays, please feel free to leave us a message.