LED screens come in a variety of shapes and sizes and many often get hung up on these aspects. While often overlooked, LED screen thickness is also something that can affect the performance of your display. It can influence the overall look and expectations you have from LED screens. 

Technically, the choice of how thick you want your LED screen to be is yours alone. However, some factors can change your mind or affect your decision about it. So before it’s too late, make sure to take into account this aspect of your LED display

Basic LED Screen Thickness Facts

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LED screen thickness refers to the thickness of the display and steel structure. Thicker LED screens are bound to be heavier compared to thinner LED screens, which is why many users prefer having thin LED displays. 

The standard LED screen thickness falls around 9 cm~100cm. An LED screen with a thickness that’s less than 12 cm can be considered a thin LED display. Meanwhile, if the measurement goes over 12cm, it is considered a thick LED display. 

If we’re talking about a standard indoor LED display, these are some of the thicknesses of its possible components:

  • Indoor LED Screen thickness – 7 to 10 centimeters
  • Steel Structure for Support Thickness- 15 centimeters
  • Total Thickness of the Entire Ensemble – 25 to 30 centimeters

This is only one example of the LED screen thickness of an indoor display, from the module to the steel structure that supports the entire device. The values may vary, depending on the use of the screen and the design you wish to apply to the display.  

Composition of the thickness of the LED display screen

The thickness of two parts determines the thickness of an LED display screen, one is the thickness of the cabinet, and the other is the thickness of the steel structure behind the LED display screen

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The thickness of the cabinet

Different types of cabinets will be designed with different cabinet thicknesses. Usually, the maximum thickness of the outdoor sheet metal cabinet is 160mm, the indoor sheet metal cabinet is 80~120mm, the standard die-cast aluminum cabinet is 80~100mm,
Front maintenance die-cast aluminum cabinet is 55~65mm

The thickness of the steel structure

The thickness of the steel structure is determined according to the on-site installation environment and user requirements. If there is enough maintenance space behind the LED display screen if the rear maintenance steel structure is used, it must be ensured that the steel structure has enough space for maintenance personnel to work, so the thickness of the steel structure is 500 mm~900 mm.
The front maintenance LED screen does not require maintenance space behind it, only the thickness of the installation structure is sufficient, and the thickness of the steel structure is 40~200mm.

LED display thickness for different types

According to the type of LED display cabinet and the maintenance method, the thickness of the LED display screen is as follows:

Cabinet typeMaintenance methodEnvironmentLED display thickness
Sheet metal front indoor12 cm to 32 cm
Sheet metalrearindoor60 cm to 102 cm
Sheet metal front outdoor20 cm to 36 cm
Sheet metalrearoutdoor56 cm to 106 cm
Die-casting front indoor95 cm to 27 cm
Die-casting rearindoor58 cm to 100 cm
Die-casting front outdoor95 cm to 27 cm
Die-casting rearoutdoor58 cm to 100 cm

Why is LED Screen Thickness Important? 

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Considering LED screen thickness is important, especially if you’re making use of the display’s flexibility and scalability. This particular component is even a priority in flexible LED displays, especially since the flexibility of the device relies heavily on how thin the screens can get. 

Thinner LED displays are significantly easier to install, where you can bend the panels to fit what you’re envisioning for your LED wall. In contrast, thicker displays are more sturdy and less flexible, making it difficult for you to bend the panel to your own will. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right LED Screen Thickness

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If you’re in the middle of a big choice between ultra-thin and rear-projection displays, the most crucial aspect you should look into is the LED screen thickness. Both have very different embodiments of advanced display technology. They have very different thicknesses, which can affect your decision between the two displays. Here are some of the factors that will help you make a better decision in this circumstance. 

Aesthetics and Visuals

Aesthetics is all about how the LED screen looks. Hiding all the wirings and connections will make your LED display ensemble look cleaner. With this in mind, choose the thick rear-projected display if you have enough space for it. The screen has enough space to hide all of the wiring, elevating the aesthetics of your display ensemble. 

Ambient Light

Look at the ambient light in the area where you plan to install your display and make a decision from there. To deal with uncontrollable levels of ambient lighting, choose the thin front-projecting LED display instead. 

This type of LED display is designed to feature the following elements:

  • Has an ALR or ambient light-rejecting screen
  • Feature impressive lumen rating
  • More affordable and less complicated

The rear-projection displays may be more affordable at the start however since front-projecting LED screens work like an investment, they are more cost-effective and prove to be more affordable after some time. They are also less complicated in their installation so fees may be avoided. 

Location of the Installation

Another consideration for the LED screen thickness is the place where you plan to install your display. Rear projectors will require some space where you can place the device behind the screen. If the space is quite limited, you will need a front-projection display. 

Noise Levels

Front-projection screens have issues in areas where noise levels are high. It won’t be a problem though with rear-projection screens since the device can be placed in another room where there’s less noise. 

Text Content

If there’s text content that will be shown on your display, a front-projected display is the ideal device to use since the screen can showcase fine details compared to the rear-projection screen. 


When deciding the LED screen thickness of your display, consider how and where you plan to use the device. Front-projection and rear-projection screens are some of the options you have for displays and while the former often comes with an ultra-thin thickness, the latter requires 4 to 5 meters of space to accommodate the device that uses separately from its screen.

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