The term Direct-Lit or Direct-LED refers to a specific type of backlight for TV and monitor screens. Here, several hundred light-emitting diodes are placed evenly behind the surface of the screen as an so-called LED matrix in order to illuminate the panel as uniformly as possible from the back.

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Direct-Lit for deeper black and better contrast

One of the clear advantages this design offers is a more uniform illumination of the LCD screen, as the lighting does not come out of the housing edges, as it does in the case of edge-lit. This means that there is no extra brightness in the peripheral area.

Although Direct-Lit does not achieve the same accuracy as FALD or Mini-LED technology, individual areas on the screen surface can still be targeted more precisely. As a result, televisions featuring this technology achieve better overall contrasts and comparatively high black levels.

Note: Even with Direct-Lit, it is possible that the screen is only darkened globally, which means it is completely dimmed, and thus no separate control of partial areas takes place.

Higher power consumption and deeper casing

In terms of cost, you usually see such models starting in the well-stocked entry-level to mid-range segment. However, the price surcharges are often manageable, so you should normally not have to dig that much deeper into your wallet.

In terms of energy efficiency, however, the edge-lit concept already mentioned comes out on top due to the significantly lower number of light sources. Another disadvantage: Direct-Lit requires more space in the housing and thus automatically leads to a higher construction depth.

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