Eizo MX270W 27 Inch Medical Display CCFL vs. LEDThere has been a lot of debate regarding the movement to newer technology with regards to electronics. One of the most talked about topics is the shift from the age-old cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) to the newer light-emitting diode (LED) type of display.
Essentially, LCD monitors need a backlight to illuminate the images onscreen. This backlight, which is positioned at the back or side of the LCD (liquid crystal display) panel of the monitor, can either be a CCFL panel or an LED panel.

But just what is the difference between the two types of backlights for computer monitors? Or any LCD screen for that matter.

CCFL Display Monitors

CCFL computer monitors have been the most commonly used form of backlight for years. Because of this, their cost is considerably lower, which is good for a tighter budget. In addition, the CCFL’s lifespan has also made it a trusted type of backlight for a number of manufacturers.

However, the CCFL is not without its drawbacks. For instance, Read the full article →


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