When deciding between an LED or LCD display, it is crucial that you consider important questions that will lead you to selecting the best display for your space. You should begin to ask yourself, what’s the best option for my price range? Which option will best suit my needs? How can the display I choose improve my space? What level of clarity do I need for my content? Understanding the difference between LED and LCD is key to choosing the best display for you. We are here to answer all your questions.
What is an LCD display?You have seen LCD countless times at an electronics store, on Amazon, or even
in your workplace. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is a display technology that is used in monitors, televisions, mobile devices, and other common pieces of technology. With the power of the screen and fluorescent backlight, LCDs produce an image by illuminating liquid crystals with the fluorescent backlight that are embedded in the display screen. For individuals looking for a more cost-effective, vibrant display, LCD proves to be a reliable solution with a comprehensive set of possibilities.
What is an LED display?
Light-Emitting Diode (LED) has reframed the modern standard of screen displays and
has commandeered a significant piece of the market share for displays. LED is a screen
display technology that uses light emitting diodes instead of a fluorescent backlight to produce an image on the screen. LED displays utilizes an LCD screen equipped with light emitting diodes instead of fluorescent lights. Although LCDs and LEDs share defining technological similarities, they also share many differences that can make or break your choice between an LCD or LED display.
LCD Displays vs. LED Displays
Higher cost option
|Lower cost option|
Energy efficient option, requires less power due to the light emitting diodes
|Uses up to 30% more energy than LED due to the fluorescent backlight|
50,000 hours on average
|30,000 hours on average|
LED offers a slim design and an average screen size of up to 98 inches
|LCD offers a wider design to fit the fluorescent backlight and an average screen size of 48 inches|
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color combination
|RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color combination|
Enhanced black color contrast, however, smaller viewing angles
|Unable to display a true black color, however, offers wider viewing angles|
Supports 4K compatibility
|Supports 4K compatibility|
Seldom suffers from burn-in
|Does not suffer from burn-in|
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