What is a DLED display: DLED screens explained


Let’s be honest, technology is not something most potential buyers understand. And that’s okay, but if you do decide to buy a new TV, you definitely need to know what a DLED display is.

DLED meaning

In the description of TVs or monitors you can see the DLED screen type. I think the last three letters are known to everyone, they are light-emitting diode. But what is D we still need to explain. It is clear that it is a matrix screen with LED backlighting. In fact, almost no other matrixes are produced nowadays. Manufacturers have upgraded production and moved the backlighting to LEDs instead of lamps. This is more economical, and also allows you to make a dimming (turning off) of a particular area of the screen, if necessary, which improves picture quality.

What is DLED screen TV

DLED -this is an abbreviated name for the type of backlight Direct LED. When the diodes are mounted on the full array of the display. Some companies, like LG, came up with their own names for this technology. For example, LG is calling this technology FALD (full-array local dimming).

The name DLED is needed only because of marketing purposes. For example, when TV-maker specifies that the TV has DLED technology used, they simply use this for marketing purposes. The truth is that this technology has been used in TVs since 2012.


DLED vs LED – In fact, there is no difference between LED and DLED, they are the same screens. DLED just means that the backlight was placed behind the screen, not on the edges of the screen. Usually, the type of the screen matrix, such as LED, is specified to indicate what type of backlight EDGE or Direct is used. DLED immediately added the Direct LED backlight type to the acronym, resulting in DLED. Of course, the marketing teams do not sleep and they will come up with other names for a very simple technology, so in the future, such displays may get other names.

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