Your Guide to LED Backlight Monitors

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Your Guide to LED Backlight Monitors

Before you go out and purchase a LED backlight monitor, you must first grasp the difference between LCD and LED displays by exploring how they work. LCD is an acronym for Liquid Crystal Display which represents its background of liquid crystals. Their movements filter the white light from the light source is inside the screen, which determines the colour and picture that is created.


LED Backlight Monitors

The first thing that buyers should understand is that a LED monitor is still an LCD monitor. The major difference between both monitors is the type of backlight they use. Regular LCD monitor screens produce their backlight with the use of Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps. However, a LED backlight monitor is exactly what its name suggests; it uses LED lights for its backlights instead. Therefore, a LED monitor is simply an LCD monitor that uses LED lights to light the screen.


Why Choose a LED Backlight Monitor

Even though the LED monitors are still LCDs, there is a reason for their popularity and user preference. The fact is, LED lights improves the coverage of the light source, which in turn improves the homogeneity of the picture. This simply means that the brightness is more consistent all throughout the display, which offers more detailed blacks, better color coverage, and improved contrast. All these features state that users can expect an improvement in picture quality when compared to traditional LCD monitors.


Lights Used in LED Backlight Monitors

There are two types of LED lights used in LED backlight monitors; these lights include WLED and RGB LED. The WLED is more commonly used and is generally used for edge-lit displays where the LED lights are placed only along the back edges of the screen. A diffusion panel is used to apply the light evenly throughout the screen. WLED backlights also consume less energy than other backlight technologies. The RGB LED lights are used in a "full array" setting where the lights are placed all over the back panel. Each RGB LED light on the panel is individually controlled and is capable of producing red, green or, blue light.  LED backlit monitors with RGB technology are generally more expensive and their flat panel is generally thicker than WLED backlit monitors.


Monitor Screen Size and Thickness

When buying monitors, buyers often purchase the biggest and thinnest monitor they can afford. However, bigger is not always better and thinner is not always the most suitable. The bigger your monitor is, the more space you need between it and yourself in order to prevent eye damage. Also, really thin monitors can only accommodate that design with edge-lit LED lights, which tends to have marginal picture uniformity and less brightness and contrast than the thicker full array LED monitors.

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