It is becoming common for display manufacturers to incorporate LEDs into the commercial-grade edgelit and backlit LCDs used for digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising and other dynamic signage applications in educational facilities, retail stores, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), fitness centres, health-care facilities and other locations.
Using LEDs allows these LCDs to be made thinner and lighter, as well as easier to install and maintain. This reduces the costs of large screens associated with shipping, warehouse storage, installation and ongoing service.
Additionally, LED backlighting consumes up to 56 per cent less power than traditional LCD backlighting, resulting in further reductions to the total cost of ownership (TCO).
“In addition to reducing TCO for edgelit and backlit LCDs, LEDs make them an eco-friendlier choice,” says Rachel Karnani, large-screen product manager for NEC Display Solutions. “The technology eliminates the use of hazardous materials, such as mercury, in the displays. We are confident users will be happy with the impact of these products on both their wallets and the environment.”
Stephen Montgomery is president of international business expansion for ElectroniCast Consultants, which specializes in market trend forecasting, strategic planning and consulting for LED illumination and communications networks for companies, trade associations, government agencies and the financial community. For more information, visit www.electronicast.com.