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What screen is better LCD or LED?

Views: 155 Update date: Apr 16,2024
The comparison between LCD and LED screens isn't straightforward because LED (Light Emitting Diode) is actually a type of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology. The main difference lies in the backlighting technology.

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display): 

Traditional LCD screens use a fluorescent backlight to illuminate the display. They are known for their good image quality and relatively lower cost compared to LED-backlit displays.


LED (Light Emitting Diode): 

LED screens, on the other hand, use light-emitting diodes for backlighting. LEDs offer several advantages over fluorescent backlighting, including better energy efficiency, thinner displays, improved brightness and contrast, and a wider color gamut. LED-backlit displays are also more environmentally friendly because they contain no mercury.


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In summary, LED-backlit LCD screens tend to offer better performance and energy efficiency compared to traditional fluorescent-backlit LCD screens. Therefore, in most cases, LED-backlit displays are preferred over traditional LCDs. However, within the category of LED-backlit displays, there can still be variations in quality based on factors like the type of LED backlighting used (direct-lit, edge-lit, etc.), the quality of the LCD panel, and other display technologies employed (such as OLED for higher-end displays).
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