Benefits of an LED Monitor—CCFL vs. LED

Dec 26, 2011

Discover what LED–backlit monitors can bring to your home or home office. You’ll learn what’s new, what’s better and why it matters. With better performance, breakthrough picture quality, ultra-slim design and lower energy use, a new breed of monitors is changing how we use our computers.

CCFL vs. LED

All light is not created equal. Take the sources that light up your monitor. Conventional light source technology, CCFL (Cold cathode fluorescent lamp), does a good job, but has its drawbacks. It’s bulky, because it houses both lamps and a reflector. It also has a limited lifespan, and because CCFLs span the entire width of the screen, control over contrast ratio is difficult, so you’re not getting the best picture possible.

LED backlighting is a newer technology that delivers many benefits while conserving energy and space. Samsung’s advanced LED-lit monitors are brilliant examples of this advanced technology’s many advantages.

Why LED Monitors are a Smarter Choice

LED monitors ensure near-perfect picture quality for watching movies in full HD, playing the hottest games, and working on presentations. Because LED lights are locally dimmed, you can dim certain areas of the screen while keeping other areas bright. The result is a higher contrast ratio, which creates a better picture, along with energy savings.

The Samsung LED backlit EX2220X monitor, for example, has a 5,000,000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio for a sharp, clear picture. The series features remarkable response times—as fast as 2 milliseconds—so it can keep up with the fast-moving graphics and video elements of the latest games. That adds up to a monitor with stellar images, making it perfect for watching the latest blockbuster with your family, or just polishing a presentation.

LED Monitors are More Environmentally Friendly

LED monitors like the EX2220X represent some of the best examples of how you can save energy and be environmentally responsible. They’re extremely energy-efficient, using 30 to 50 percent less power than conventional monitors. And unlike CCFLs, LED-lit monitors contain no mercury, halogen or lead. That makes them safe for the environment when the time comes to recycle them.

The thoughtful design is slimmer and lighter than conventional monitors, too, which saves materials and makes them easier to disassemble. Best of all, the EX2220X has earned ENERGY STAR qualification and TCO 5.0 certification, and is rated “Gold” by EPEAT.

LED monitors such as the Samsung EX2220X are a great way for you to enjoy exceptional performance, absolute reliability, and eco-responsibility.