LED vs. LCD – years after the introduction of LED to the market, the question still hangs around electronics stores and gets thrown alot by shoppers looking to put together a home theater system of their own. Clearly, today’s consumers haven’t fully grasped the differences and are still undecided when it comes to talks about LED vs. LCD.

Before we enumerate on some points of differences, let’s first look at what these acronyms mean. Technically speaking, LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display or a technology that allows for the display of light to be controlled. A liquid crystal solution makes it possible for electric current to pass through and align crystals so that light may or may not pass.

LED refers to a backlighting tool called Light-Emitting Diode, a semiconductor device that emits light when an electric current passes through it.

And from there, we see the first and biggest difference of the two: LCD is a display technology while LED is a backlighting system. Before heading over to the electronics store here are other details for your appreciation.


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