Quantum Dot Displays May Trump OLEDs for Most Awesome TV Screens


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Everyone talks about OLED displays as one day being the thing to beat for TVs, since OLED technology offers incredibly vivid colors with increasingly less electricity consumption. LG has already utilized the display technology in a couple television models, though they cost and arm and a leg. Now the company has moved on to explore another option - QLEDs. They could be even more crisp with even lower energy requirements. The technology is still very much in the development stage, so don't get too excited too fast, but the potential is there. Engadget points us to a press release from QD Vision, Inc. and LG Display and their partnership to craft "highly-efficient, high-performance active matrix displays based on electroluminescent quantum dot LED (QLED) nanotechnology. The display will require much less energy than current products, while producing brighter, richer colors."

According to QD Vision, QLEDs will deliver 30-40% luminance efficiency over OLEDS at the same color point, be more than twice as energy efficient as OLEDs, be less expensive to produce thanks to their ability to be printed on flexible substrates, and can be built as ultrathin, transparent, and flexible displays.

In otherwords, they expect to blow OLEDs out of the water with QLEDs. Of course, that's yet to be proven, but we're interested in seeing what they come up with if it means fewer materials used and lower energy consumption for higher quality devices. Other factors that will be very important are the lifespan of the devices that use QLED technology and recyclability. But first things first.

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