CES: LG coins Super LED, introduces E41V monitor

LG coins the term "Super LED," referring to its new line of LED monitors that lower power consumption by adjusting the brightness and gain of the display.

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The "Super LED" in use. On the left, a typical lightbulb, compared with the E41V in power-saving mode and the E41V with power-saving mode turned off. Eric Franklin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Though a few years ago LED backlights were a fairly novel concept to most, today virtually every monitor vendor is pushing LED-based displays out the door.

That must make it difficult for one manufacturer's LED monitor to stand out from the rest. LG's current solution is Super LED. This feature can be found in its new line of LED monitors that, according to the company, use 25 percent less power when Super LED mode is activated.

Your estimated power consumption and carbon footprint using the E41V over time. Eric Franklin/CNET

When the low-power mode is activated, the monitor's backlight dims and the display's gain is adjusted. However, it's unclear just how much these attributes are changed.

Incoming specs:

  • 1920x1080 resolution
  • 250 cd/M2 brightness (125 cd/M2 in 3D)
  • 5 million:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio
  • 5ms refresh rate
  • VGA, DVI, HDMI connections

Look for more info in the coming months.