What Are LED Televisions?
Ever asked the question "what are LED televisions?" LED televisions are back-lit with LED lights. There are many qualities to this new generation of television that may catch a buyers eye, as well as a few advantages to owning an LED television.
LED televisions have two formats: edge lit and completely back-lit. The edge lit has LEDs that surround the perimeter of the screen. By not having the whole back panel full of LED lights, it allows this type of TV to be much thinner than any other. With a depth of 1.5 inches, this TV is not only much more efficient than the predecessors of LCD and plasma, but it is much easier to handle. One thing the LED televisions are proud of is the ability to create richer blacks, using a localized dimmer technology. An edge-lit LED, cuts down on the ability to successfully out do the plasma and LCD in full color richness.
The complete back-lit LED televisions are better at localized dimming. With LEDs that spread the full panel behind the screen, you're able to dim a section of the picture to enhance the darker portions. LCDs originally used florescent lights for back lighting functions. They were easier on the electric bill, but still unable to dim and allow the blacks to show in full detail. This sometimes gave a washed out look to darker colors. With the ability for localized dimming, the colors are richer in appearance. Using the LEDs as back light reduces the electric bill even more then the previous florescent.
With up to a 40 percent less power usage when compared to the other televisions on the market, LED televisions look like they may be the new thing. Though they are rather pricey now, they will be coming down soon. As with most, competition is getting ready to flood the market. Get ready for newer technology.