The Advantages of LED Monitors

It seems that computer monitors have gone on a diet over the past decade.  Monitors have slimmed down from the cathode ray monitors of the early personal computers.  The LCD monitors were certainly an improvement over those monitors, but the LED monitor offers several improvements over even the LCD Models.

LED monitors offer better color reproduction

The first thing that most computer users notice about their new LED monitor is that the color reproduction is extremely sharp as compared to the previous monitor that they were using. Just as LED televisions offer greater contrast, the computer monitors also offer the same improvements in contrast and color gamut. This makes the monitor an excellent choice for anyone using their computer for graphics or video games.

LED computer monitors uses less energy

The LED LCD monitor saves energy when compared to cathode monitors as well as the newer LCD monitors. In most instances, the choice of an LED device will save about 25 percent of the energy over the LCD device. While this may not seem to make a significant difference, consider large businesses that have hundreds or monitors, or the effect of converting every monitor in the country to the lower energy models.

Larger LED monitors possible

One of the biggest advantages of the LED and the LCD monitors is that they make it possible to have larger monitors that do not take up all the available desk space. Computer users that have made the transition from the original analog monitors to the flat panel monitors may recall how these older monitors got progressively deeper as the screen got larger.

Samsung LED monitor offers affordable LED technology

When looking to purchase a new monitor for your computer, consider the LED monitor made by Samsung. This monitor offers a high quality pictures and is affordable as well. The price difference between LED monitors and LCD monitors will likely decrease as production continues to increase. Currently shoppers can expect to pay a premium of about fifty dollars to enjoy the superior monitor.

For a great computer monitor that offers a better picture and sharper resolution, choose LED monitors. These computer monitors are smaller and lighter in weight that traditional monitors or LCD models. They offer a better picture and are affordable in price. In addition, the LCD backlights generally last several times longer than the florescent tubes found in LED monitors, so any price difference may not be substantial in the end.


Many television and monitor manufacturers are now selling what they call LED TVs or LED monitors. This is somewhat of a misnomer, because these are still LCD displays. The difference between these and traditional LCD monitors is that they use a limited number of LEDs to enhance the picture created. A more appropriate way to describe these devices would be ‘LED-lit’ LCD displays.

Fluorescent tubes are used to light the screen on an LCD display. The result is that they are not very accurate in displaying black. The fluorescent tubes are always on, so sometimes light can escape and bleed into areas that are meant to be dark. This results in a picture that appears less sharp than a plasma display. Additionally, fluorescent tubes have a limited range in the variety of colors they can display.

The picture of an LCD display can be improved by using groups of LEDs to enhance the image. There are two types of such displays: back-lit LCDs and edge-lit LCDs. Back-lit displays have LEDs placed through the entire back of the display, while edge-lit displays have LEDs lined around the entire outside of the picture.

An advantage to edge-lit LCDs is that they can be extremely thin because the LEDs are only around the sides of the display. They are also cheaper than back-lit LCDs because there are much fewer LEDs.

A down-side to back-lit LCDs is that cost prohibits controlling the LEDs one at a time. Instead, LEDs are controlled in groups of clusters. This means that when a group of LEDs on an LED monitor are turned off, it may also darken an area of the display meant

to be light. On the other hand, if a group of LEDs are turned on, it may brighten an area meant to be black.

True LED monitors are available. These displays use one LED for every single pixel, and each one is controlled independently. They are most frequently used outdoors and are very costly. An excellent example of a true LED monitor is the television in Times Square in New York City.