2021 isn’t over yet, and we have one of the best tech trends; mini-led screens are already dominating the electronics market. Mini LED is an enhanced version of LCD technology. It is all about leveraging small-sized LEDs to light up LCD panels, thereby improving dimming capabilities and increasing the contrast ratio.
Mini LED screens work similarly to LEDs and are used in TV, smartphone, and automotive segments. Sized at 0.008 inches or 200 microns, mini-LEDs are about one-fifth in size of the standard LEDs currently used in LCD panels.
Their small size gives the advantage of including more of them on a single screen. This also provides you more control in the backlighting, thereby leading to better image quality. Besides, you get a similar level of contrast and brightness to that of an OLED, making electronic gadgets more affordable.
That said, let’s look at the top advantages of mini-LED screens.
1 – Better Contrast Ratio
As mentioned above, the primary advantage of mini-LED screens is that they provide better contrast ratio than OLED displays and IPS LCD panels. Even though premium LCD screens like the Apple’s IPS Retina Display offer substantial deep blacks, they are nowhere close when compared to mini-LED screens.
Mini-LED screens can also enhance QLED (Quantum dot LED) working by facilitating them with highly granular control over local dimming zones. This improves the contrast ratio of the screen, thereby reducing strain on the eyes even when viewed for long hours.
2- Improved Dimming Capabilities
Standard LED-backlit LCDs have finite local dimming abilities. For instance, to exhibit black color on the screen, you need to switch off backlighting from specific areas in the panel. Modern LED-backlit gadgets use sizable strips for backlighting. This means, even when a strip is switched off to exhibit a black screen, light still comes from other strips that are still switched on.
Mini-LED eliminates this problem by boosting the dimming abilities of LCD panels. This emulates the primary nature of OLED, i.e., it turns off specific LED strips. Since these LEDs are around 0.09 to 0.1 millimeters in size, they can be easily turned off and on to provide more targeted darkening, thereby producing deeper blacks.
3- Cost-Effective than Micro-LED Display Technology
Micro-LED have similar usages to that of OLED displays. However, mini-LED is used in LED-backlit LCD panels.
Mini-LED is more cost-effective to manufacture than OLED, micro-LED, and QLEDs. In addition, when installed in IPS LCD screens, a mini-LED panel offers all the benefits of in-plane shifting over OLEDs, thereby increasing lifetime and longevity.
Besides, an IPS LCD screen using mini-LED for backlighting can offer better image quality than their competitor OLED and micro-LED lightings. As mentioned above, it provides deeper blacks and a better contrast ratio along with increased brightness. This can help attract more customers, further boosting your earnings.
4- Can be Used in Automotive Segment
One of the primary problems in the screens in vehicles is the brightness. They can be too bright when viewed directly and too dim when viewed indirectly. This makes it dangerous for drivers and increases the chances of accidents. Some drivers even complain of low visibility on a bright sunny day.
That’s where mini-LED screens can help. They offer better brightness control and finer granularity than OLED and LED screens, thereby mitigating any issues related to automotive screens.
In the near term, we can expect more and more vehicle companies to install mini-LED screens in their cars to provide the best possible experience to their customers.
By investing in mini-LED screens, you can save a lot of money as they are cost-effective to manufacture. Also, they offer better performance than OLED and LED screens in terms of black lighting and brightness. It also provides you more granular control over local dimming zones.
If you have not yet invested in mini-LED screens, now is the time. Do you have any concerns related to mini-LED screens? Let us know in the comment section, and we will address them immediately.