There is a common misconception surrounding LED TVs. Many people believe that these televisions are purely LED lit. This is not the case. They are a new generation of LCD televisions that use LED back-lighting. When considering if you want to purchase this type of technology there are a few things you need to think about.
LED TVs vary in the type of back-lighting they use. There are two types of back-lighting available, edge lighting and full LED lighting. Which one you go for will depend on the type of picture you want. Edge lighting places the LED lights around the outside edges of the screen. This can be a disadvantage as the picture tends to be brighter at the edge and darker at the centre. Full LED lighting places the LED lights behind the whole screen. This creates a bright picture throughout, however this technology can be more expensive.
LED TVs have a definite size advantage as they can be far slimmer than normal flat screen TVs. Edge lit LED televisions are slimmer than full LED TV but the choice is down to you and the space you have available. When choosing an LED television consider the size of the room you want to put it in; a large screen will look better in a large room.
In these energy conscious times these televisions offer a great energy saving alternative. While they are energy efficient it’s a good idea to look around and compare the energy consumptions of different models.