Can Brightness Lose its Power?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sukanas, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    well w/ the MBP and the LED backlit, i can say.. the backlight is POWERFUL


    i put it at around 60% well.. considering tha tmy room is pretty dark, the full display seriously feels like a flashlight...
     
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean? Like, the screen won't be as bright in 4 years as it was the day you first bought it?
     
  3. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    yeah exactly that

    oh and may i add, "if so, how long will it take for it to lose its power"
    thanks
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The LED can lose some brightness, but it's much less than the older displays did. In those you would see it much dimmer after a year. On a 17" LED I have after 8 months there is no noticeable difference in the display brightness.
     
  5. sukanas thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    would i be safe w/ using full brightness a lot?
    or would it better for me to 'prolong' the life by going a little dimmer?
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    They're designed to be used at full brightness. LED will loose a small bit of power over time but nothing like the old displays. So don't worry
     
  7. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using right now one of those old, bad LCDs that supposedly had so short a lifespan. It's only 10 year old (!) and I don't know about the brightness (impossible to notice the difference during so long a time), but it doesn't seem dim. Granted, it's rather small and has lower resolution than a MacBook, but it works. I think people worry too much about longevity of these things; I don't know any statistics, but it seems they're more likely to fail because of random reasons rather than die while you're still using them.
     
  8. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    LEDs lose power very slowly.

    Of course, even fluorescent-backlit LCDs deteriorate far less easily than CRTs do.
     

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