LCD Vs LED Gaming Monitor – Which one to choose?

There is always a big debate when it comes to a decision between LED screenand LCD screen.The common assumption that LED screens are better than LCDs is simply because they are based on the existing LCD technology. The screen choice depends on your device. LED screens are best for TVs or phones and they are not suitable for agaming monitor.

Difference between LCD monitor and LED monitor

 LCD stands for Liquid Cyrstal Displays. It is used in many of our days to day objects such as TV’s laptops, tabs and even smart watches. LCD screens consume less energy compared to Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screens and are also much thinner.There is a special liquid placed between two panels of screens. It gets activated when current passes through it. Also, LCDs have backlights. They cannot produce light on their own. Backlights are placed back or side of their panels to illuminate the screen. The most common method for backlights is the Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL). It consists of a series of tubes placed horizontally, at the back of the screen to illuminates the whole screen.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It is commonly used in TVs and monitors. Its depth is short.It is lighter than other screen alternatives.

Difference between LCD monitor and LED monitor

The only major difference between an LCD monitor and a LED monitor is the backlighting. LCDs depend majorly on one backlight and spread it through a series of tubes. LED monitors have a series of light emitting diodes. Their light scatters all around the screen and illuminatesit.

LED screens have the advantage of lower energy consumption,better contrast rates even though they cost more.


LED monitors are very same as LCD monitorsexcept backlighting. LEDs have some advantages such aslower power usage, brighter and sharper display and athinner screen.But LED monitors are bit costlier than a standard LCD but are most suitable for gaming.