The Next Backlight



LED backlights are displacing CCFLs application by application. That’s not to say that the end of CCFLs is anywhere in sight. LEDs and CCFLs will co-exist for the foreseeable future, but it’s the LED’s tentacles that are inserting themselves into more and more of CCFL’s territories; not the other way around. (If you would like to quantify this, and obtain cost models for LED and CCFL BLUs, I self-servingly recommend Insight Media’s 2008 Backlight Report.)