An LED monitor (short for Light Emitting Diode) or LED display is a flat screen, flat panel computer monitor or television. It has a very short depth and is light in terms of weight. The actual difference between this and a typical LCD monitor is the backlighting. The first LCD monitors used CCFLinstead of LEDs to illuminate the screen.
LED monitors offer many benefits when compared to those which are CCFL lit including:
- Typically are less expensive
- Broader dimming range
- Overall more reliable
- They run at a lower temperature, and consume much less power, as few as 20 watts
- Higher dynamic contrast ratio
- Longer lifespan and less environmental impact