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    Question LCD in sunlight

    Will it harm a LCD screen to be in the sunlight? I have a 4x40 LCD I am mounting in my second DIN slot, and before I do, I would like to know if anyone here has ever had a LCD ruined by having it exposed to the sunlight?
    And, does anyone here have a Schematic for a 4x40 Densitron LCD from Timeline?
    I can't get a straight awnser out of them, and another guy from this board I talked to coudldn't seem to find one.
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    No it wont damage it in anyway. The only thing u would notice when it gets REALLY hot outside, the LCD will look really dark but after few mins of getting power, it will go back to its normal state.
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    As much as I hat to say this - ( particularly to cenwesi) (because I really don’t want to start a ****ing match)

    So, once again, cenwesi - love your apps, but your dead wrong.

    Now, please keep in mind this will not happen over night, the process takes time ( years) but :

    The UV rays from the sun will cause the chemicals inside your LCD to deteriorate.

    It wont take out a pixel or anything, but slowly, you will notice the screen is not as bright as it once was, colors appear washed out, contrast fades.

    I have a UV filter over my LCD
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    Ooh! Where can I get one of those; Ill be needing one.

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    They come in many forms,

    1. Glare filter for monitor – usually glass or plastic, can be cut to size once removed from the plastic housing.

    2. Auto tint - Easily found as a plastic film, easy to cut.

    3. Spray on coating – Can be found at most eye care stores, designed as an anti scratch / glare coating for eyewear. Just look for “UV protection” on the bottle.
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    Would sun affect a TFT monitor?

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    I'm going to factor a guess and say that sun would probably be worse in the short term for the TFT than text LCD.
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    Yes, UV will eat into TFT as well as Character LCD's

    The effects are most notable on color TFT's
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    hi,
    Im presuming that if the LCD is is in a car it will take no damage as UV light cant penetrate glass. im no expert but i think i read that somewhere

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    You can get glass with UV filters, or a coating on it.

    Regular glass will happily pass along the UV rays
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