Well-known monitor manufacturer, Japanese company Iiyama has just announced a new 24-bit professional monitor on the company’s official website. The new addition to Iiyama’s product lineup is a 27” model that uses WLED technology and offers a 24-bit color reproduction.
There are many important technologies inside Iiyama’s new professional monitor and we’ll take a little time to present them all, as we noticed that, surprisingly, the internet is lacking information about most of them.
First of all, we’d like to start with the WLED technology.
WLED is short for White Light Emitting Diode, which is a per-pixel LED backlighting, as opposed to the classic CCFL, or cold cathode fluorescent lamps used in usual LCD monitors.
The WLED technology places a blue light-emitting diode, with yellow phosphorus producing white light, behind the display crystal, and as the crystal shifts its position, it allows some of the light emitted by the white diode to pass through and form a pixel.
The Eco-friendly advantage is the fact that the WLED technology uses much less energy than the classical cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) used in LCD monitors.
Iiyama makes sure the buyer knows this power consumption advantage their new monitor has, and even mentions total annual carbon emissions for the new product.
The WLED technology has other advantaged over a classical CCFL LCD, as it manages a higher contrast and display a generally brighter image than classic LCDs, and it can also have a thinner monitor design.
Next on the list is the VA technology.
The VA panel used in Iiyama’s ProLite XB2780HSU professional monitor is clearly superior to most TN LCD monitors out in the market today.
You can read more on professional display technologies in the second part
of our article.