How Many Nits Does My Screen Need for Sunlight Readability?

Working outdoors or in high-ambient-light environments such as maritime, aerospace, or oil and gas industries presents unique challenges – paramount among these is maintaining screen visibility under the sun’s relentless glare. The quality of your operations can depend heavily on the readability of your screens, and navigating the world of screen brightness can feel like a complex science.

So, how can you ensure that your display is always clear, crisp, and visible, no matter how intense the ambient light is? Welcome to the world of high-brightness monitors, where the key to sunlight readability lies in understanding and selecting the right display based on one crucial metric: nit counts.

Let’s delve into the science of screen brightness, break down the jargon, and help you understand exactly how many nits your screen needs for optimal sunlight readability.

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3 Reasons to Partner with AbraxSys for Your Custom Monitors

Custom, rugged, and sunlight-readable monitors are mission-critical to many demanding industries that operate in harsh and extreme environments where standard monitors cannot survive or function optimally. These specialized monitors are designed to withstand various environmental factors like severe temperatures, moisture, dust, vibration, and shock, making them ideal for use in rugged terrains and adverse weather conditions. Some of the most common uses for these monitors include fieldwork like geographical surveys and environmental assessments, military operations, outdoor events for sports, concerts, and festivals, and transportation industries, including aviation, maritime, and rail.

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Pelican-Style LCD Monitor Carrying Cases: Everything You Need to Know

If you spend any time working for, with, or around the modern military, industrial field work, first-responders, drones and ROVs, or the oil and gas industry, you’ve likely seen Pelican-type cases, be it Pelican, Nanuk, etc. Pelican Cases are a high-quality brand of hard protective cases for all types of sensitive equipment, from LCD monitors and all-in-one computers to photography equipment to weapons. These cases are also commonly seen at trade shows, events, and in entertainment production. In any sector where fragile and costly equipment needs to be transported or survive the elements, Pelican Cases are there.

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Your Guide to Sunlight-Readable Monitors


When display devices are used in direct sunlight or struck by other powerful reflective light sources, they frequently suffer from reduced visibility. At home or in the office, users can close the blinds or adjust their screen orientation. However, combatting lighting that overwhelms backlit LCD panels can be a major challenge in commercial, industrial, and military field applications. With the growth of the LCD panel industry as a whole, the importance of new technologies that prevent sunlight from washing out displays for outdoor use has never been greater.

Let’s take a quick look at what sunlight-readable monitors are, how they work, and where to get them.

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AbraxSys Announces Release of a New Wide-Format, Ultra-Rugged Line of 18.5” Touch Screen Panel LCD for Pelican Case Type Installations

Pipersville, PA – AbraxSys announced recently the release of a new series of 18.5” ultra-rugged, wide-format touchscreen, 1080P LCD monitors designed for Pelican case type installations. These LCD models meet a growing demand for a more rugged and robust LCD than typically available through other industry suppliers.

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AbraxSys Announces New Two-Touch 5-Wire Resistive Touch Screen

AbraxSys’ announces new touch screen solution tor applications that require resistive touch sensors, but also demand two-touch capability. Recently-developed two-touch resistive touchscreen controller works with our standard 5-wire resistive sensors and Hardened Armored Touch Resistive Sensors.