LCD vs. LED Displays


ByVikas Agarwal 0

LCD vs LED Displays

We often hear about LED and LCD displays without knowing the significant differences between both of them. Are you one of them who gets confused which one is the best to choose? Here in this article we are going to explore the difference between LCD and LED displays in a discreet manner and you must go through the whole article in order to come across this important information about both the display technologies.


A Little about LCD and LED Displays

LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes displays and LCD is known as Liquid Crystal Displays. These are two types of displays available in the modern world. LED displays are one step advanced form of LCD displays to improve the picture quality and other aspects of display quality. Mainly LED displays are LCD displays where an LED backlight is used behind the LCD panel in place of Cold Cathode lights in order to improve luminosity and video definition of the display. Though this is the major difference between LCD and LED displays, it improves the overall picture quality of LED displays and make them superior than LCDs. Lets check the major aspects of both the display.

LCD vs LED Backlights

Viewing angles

LED displays does not behave like LCD displays which start to get diminished if goes across 30 degree from the centre point. The viewing angles of displays has no limit in LED displays since it’s loaded with larger viewing angle. LED displays is known for having better viewing angles in comparison of LCD displays.


Color Accuracy

If you are looking for excellent colour accuracy, choose only LED displays. Though there is no great difference between the colour accuracy of LED and LCD, but no one can deny that LED displays goes with great colour accuracy. LED displays is loaded with RGB LEDs.


Contrast/Black Levels

When it comes about better contrast ratio, LED displays emerges first. It’s excellent to cover dark areas of the image on the screen and make the audience able to see every detailing of the image without getting irritated. LED displays holds better contrast in comparison of LCD displays. The LCD displays is not able to create the dark areas of the images on the screen which lead to loss of image quality. And that’s why it counts one of the major drawbacks of it. In order to have better contrast and more detailed image in the dark areas, LED is the best.



Size also matters if you are stepping out to buy. LCD come in the size range from 15inches to 65 inches, while LED displays are available between 17inches to 70inches. If wishes a bigger size, you can prefer LED displays.


Use of Mercury

The backlights of LCD displays contain mercury which poses a risk to environment. Some studies suggest that due to broken backlights in LCD panels, mercury vapor is released in environment which is hazardous to health. LED displays is environment friendly since Mercury has not been used in it. 


Video Playback

LED displays is equipped with a faster response rate time factor to have a better experience while watching fast action video. For a great displays go for only LED displays since it keeps you away from blurring images, motion lag etc.



LED displays are more expensive than LCDs.

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