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Daylight readable LCD

by izrun on Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:43 am

Hey guys, easy question for you. I'm need a character LCD for a project I'm working on. There are a few color options:
    Green background, black text
    Blue background, white text
    Blue background, white text
    Red background, black text
    Light blue background, dark blue text
    White background, black text
What color would you recommend if daylight readability is a top concern? I'm thinking white with black text would be the most readable, but I'm not 100% sure because these things don't always follow logic . Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

-=Izrun

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Re: Daylight readable LCD

by adafruit on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:03 pm

any of the backgrounds with black text will work best!

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Re: Daylight readable LCD

by zener on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:38 pm

I would think white background with black tect. And the backlight won't do anything for you in the day. This is a reflective or transflective application. You could call up Crystalfontz and ask them.

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Re: Daylight readable LCD

by izrun on Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:19 pm

That's what I figured. Thanks!

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Re: Daylight readable LCD

by adshea on Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:26 pm

If you're not fixated on LCD, VFD displays are really nice and daylight readible.

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Re: Daylight readable LCD

by richms on Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:51 am

My car stereo and clock point to VFDs not being too easy to read in daylight.

One thing I do miss about my stoneage nokia is the black and white display (black and green really) was so readable in daytime sunlight. Newer one with the colour display is so much worse.

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