Application Note

Protecting Liquid Crystal Displays From Sunlight Damage

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Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) used in outdoor settings face unique challenges beyond those encountered indoors. Weather conditions such as moisture and extreme temperatures are primary concerns, but one often overlooked issue is sunlight damage. LCDs contain organic components vulnerable to ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation, which can cause color shifts and image washout. Over time, prolonged exposure to UV and IR light degrades these components, leading to functional failures.

To mitigate this, protective measures like UV-blocking hot mirrors are essential. These solutions not only shield the display from harmful radiation but also prevent overheating, ensuring the longevity and performance of LCDs in harsh outdoor environments.

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