As a consumer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a cold cathode fluorescent lamp CCFL backlit Viewsonic LCD monitor by next year, according to the computer display maker. The company says that it’s equipping its entire display line with LED backlighting. ViewSonic Americas’ vice president and general manager, Jeff Volpe, notes a green-tinged shift in the display market, stating, “Consumers are rapidly transitioning to LED display products because they allow for lower energy costs while delivering brilliant picture quality.”
It’s a big shift for the company, albeit not a terribly surprising one. Walk down the aisle of any electronics shop and it’s hard to ignore the fact the LED backlit LCDs are overtaking the shelves. And Viewsonic isn’t completely giving up on CCFL however. The company will continue to produce CCFL for commercial partners until “demand subsides,” it says. Let’s hope it subsides soon.
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