New CCFL Backlights Can Compete With LEDs
Cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlights are now striking back against their glamorous LED cousins.
At one time, CCFL was forced into extinction by the more efficient and brighter LED which has become the standard in TV sets. But Japanese company Sanken Electric claims its new CCFL technology is 60 per cent cheaper to produce.
Sanken reckons TVs perform just as well using two of its lamps as opposed to the six normally required. As production won’t start until this summer, it’s unlikely that we will see them in TV sets for at least another year—and by then, LEDs will reign supreme.
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