Welcome to the Beautiful World of LED Screens
There has been an emerging trend in the electronics industry and more specifically consumer electronics whereby LED screens are employed extensively in Visual Impact Productions. From the small seven segment LED screen fitted on small wrist watches to the massive screens we see hanging from the ceilings of sports stadia, LED screens have proved to be the components of choice in modern electronics. There are two major types of Buffalo LED screens namely: Surface-mounted devices and Conventional LED panels. Most indoor display screens are made of Surface-mounted LEDs and recently we are beginning to see some outdoor display screens made of the same. The distinguishing feature between the two underlying technologies is the level and amount of brightness produced by the screens that will make one preferable to the other for use in the respective environment.
Why Use LED Screens
There exists several alternative technologies in the field of electronics but the use of LED screens has dominated the industry. The technology is however not perfect and there are still a few areas that need close attention to be paid in order to improve its performance. I will point out one of such shortfalls. There is a characteristic associated with LED screens commonly referred to as the black area. This defect greatly reduces the performance of LED screens.
Research and Development
A lot of research and study is being dedicated to the development of LED technology in a bid to improve both its efficiency and effectiveness, one of the most recent ones being the now famous work by a technology company known as Sansi Technology that tries to improve LED imaging. As mentioned earlier, the black area compromises the quality of the LED output. In order to remedy this problem, the company has developed a solution by improving the fill factor. This significantly reduces the black area.
The smart phone market has for some time been among the fastest growing in the world. As a consequence, there has been a push for better quality and harder displays on touchscreen mobile handsets. This continues to drive the shift from ordinary or conventional LED to a new kind known as OLED made of organic materials. We have seen this technology used on some high-end phones and television sets and I must point out that it’s quite impressive. This technology is less costly and more efficient in terms of its energy requirements. The image quality and viewing angle improvement are some of the benefits that come with this new technology. Its flexibility offers manufacturers a unique opportunity to employ it on everyday consumer goods in ways that were not possible before. One notable product of this possibility is the curved large screen television and some smart phones with curved edges.
A lot of work is still going on in this field and we can only wait and see what comes of it in the coming months and years.