Edge-Lit technology is not new as such, but the whole project was developed a few years ago. In any case, this technology is based on the fact that it was created for flat panels with LED technology, since as we will see below, its foundation rests precisely on its flatness.
Edge-Lit, revolution or halfway technology?
For some time now, LED panels have evolved little by little with different patented technologies which, on the one hand, are based on some existing ones to be developed, but on the other hand, there are panelists who have chosen their own path. .
In the latter case, Edge-Lit panels are quite controversial, but before we get into the thick of it, we’ll explain what the technology behind them is based on. Edge-Lit technology is a screen lighting system that uses the edges of the monitor as the light sources, that is, LEDs illuminate the LCD pixels along the edges of the panel.
Obviously, each LED looks inwards on the screen, which has certain advantages and disadvantages and this is precisely where the controversy lies. Edge-Lit panels face full matrix panels, commonly referred to as Full-Array, where each has its advantages and disadvantages.
But leaving aside the comparison given for another article, you just have to know that the protagonists of this one have the fact that by getting closer to the center of the panel, the quality and lighting decrease, because the uniform amount of illumination does not reach the most distant pixels. So, the more the center is centered, the worse the effect will be.
Why are models with this technology still being launched?
Although Edge-Lit has improved a lot in recent years with more defined and better reflected panels and LEDs with higher wattage and lower consumption, the main advantage of this technology is clear: it allows to create monitors. and TVs that are thinner in some cases. much less thick.
Also, in the past the LEDs were located on the side parts of the panels, i.e. there were only two lighting zones, so the effect was horrible compared to Full-Array, but today there are panels with lighting on their four sides, which has significantly improved details such as contrast.
For this reason, some brands are encouraged to bring such panels to the market in the middle of 2021, as the effects have been lessened and they can even afford to create larger panels without ending up affecting the overall weight of the display. .