What exactly does VESA mean?
The answer is “Video Electronic Standards Association” (VESA for short)
The VESA mounting standards are the 4-holes pattern, which may be located at the top, center, or the lower part of the back of the monitor or TV display. Most of the brand’s manufacturers of modern style monitors, TV screens, and flat panels comply with the standard that VESA developed for mounting purposes by putting holes based on the standard pattern.
To get the right pattern of the holes, you should measure from left to right (horizontal) and top to bottom (vertical) in mm, always start from the center of the screw-threaded hole to another. After the measurements, you should know the distances apart from horizontal and vertical holes, and that is the VESA of your TV screen.
Also, be aware of any curve at the back of your screen or monitor when you get the dimensions of the holes because this curve design will give a significant effect on the mount when attached.
Normally when the TV/monitor display is huge and heavy, the VESA mounting pattern will be wider. For example; an LG 98″ weights around 90kg, the VESA will be 800 x 400mm. this is to spread the heavy load evenly and have a good balancing after it is mounted on the wall.
Here are some of the VESA standard mounting interface distance’s patterns:
- 75mm x 75mm
- 100mm x 100mm
- 200mm x 100mm
- 200mm x 200mm
- 300mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 200mm
- 400mm x 300mm
- 400mm x 400mm
- 600mm x 400mm
- 800mm x 400mm