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The different type of backlights

Now that we understand the difference between LED TVs and LCD TVs (or lack of difference), we can move on to the next aspect of your television - the backlight.

Currently, most televisions have 2 methods in illuminating the LCD panels:

Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) and Light-Emitting-Diode (LED). CCFL televisions are practically unheard of now in the Singapore market. Once again, we have found pictures on the net to show you what we mean by CCFL and LED backlights.


CCFL-backlit (it is similar to the lights used in offices)

LED-backlit


LEDs are a lot smaller and brighter than CCFL and this allows television manufacturers to create thinner televisions.

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