There are all kinds of television sets coming out in the market today. As the years go by, they are becoming flatter, brighter, and possessing higher detail than ever before. That is mainly because of the improvement of technology. One of the more popular types of these televisions in modern times is LED TV. What is this, how does it work, and what are the advantages of using them? This article would discuss all that.
There are a lot of misconceptions about this television, and it is often because salespeople are saying the wrong things about it. So, what does it really mean if your TV is of the LED type? Actually, it is similar to an LCD TV. It is still an LCD system that creates the images shown in the screen, but it would be light emitting diodes (more popularly known as LEDs) that provide the backlighting so people can see the images. Why do LEDs have to be used as backlighting for these TVs. If you are familiar with LCD technology, it is that they are not capable of producing their own light. Because of this, LEDs are equipped to fulfill exactly that purpose.
Currently, there are 2 types of LED TV available in the market today. One is the so-called edge lighting system. In such a system, a series of LED lights are arranged at the outside of the screen. Because of such a setup, the light gets dispersed across the screen. The second type of LED TV is the so-called full-array system. As the name would suggest, that would mean there are LED lights spread out across the full area of the screen. Some of these full-array systems employ the so-called local dimming system, wherein some LEDs in the screen can go on and off at any given time, resulting in a higher contrast.
What are the advantages of using an LED TV? There are a lot of them actually. One of the biggest advantages it has is its low energy consumption. LEDs are known to be very efficient when it comes to energy. Also, it doesn’t use any mercury, meaning it’s more environmentally friendly than other screen setups. And its color saturation properties can be described as highly balanced. Because of these advantages, they are now commonly employed in all kinds of setups. And as the technology improves and more people use it, the prices can only be forecasted to go down in the near future.