What is Edge-Lit LED

Horace He

Last Updated: August 7, 2023

What is Edge-Lit LED

An edge-lit LED is a type of LED-backlit display or screen that utilizes bulbs positioned along the edges of the screen to provide illumination. This design allows for a sleek and thin display, as the LEDs are not directly behind the screen but rather placed around its perimeter. The key feature of edge-lit LEDs is the use of light guides, which help distribute the light emitted by the bulbs evenly across the entire screen. These light guides ensure uniform brightness and prevent areas of uneven illumination, resulting in a more consistent viewing experience. By positioning the LEDs along the edges of the screen, the light is directed towards the center, creating a more muted effect compared to other backlighting methods. This design choice also allows for thinner displays and better cooling capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which LED Bulb Gives More Light

So, when comparing a 30-watt LED bulb to a 30-watt incandescent bulb, the LED bulb will provide significantly more light or brightness. In fact, a 60-watt LED bulb may be so bright that it could potentially blind you. This is why we use lumens as a measure of brightness for LEDs.

When Not to Use LED

LED bulbs should not be used in enclosed fixtures that do not provide proper ventilation. This is because the lack of ventilation can lead to overheating, which can significantly reduce the lifespan of the bulb. It is important to note that certain LED bulbs come with instructions advising against their use in enclosed ceiling fan or fully enclosed porch light fixtures.

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