iSuppli predicts sales of LED-backlit LCD TVs will rise exponentially from 2.5 million units in 2009 to 18.8 million in 2010.
There are various reasons for the cause of such a radical improvement in global LED-backlit television supplies. Many sources refer to the increase in commitments among various HDTV manufacturers as the primary cause, while others insist that it was a result of simple consumer demand and awareness of eco-friendly home appliances and power saving tips for the recession. It seems most likely that a fusion of these predictions is the most likely cause, and regardless of the increase in momentum, this is exactly the news that EnergyStar wants to hear.
"Panel makers have been investing heavily in LED chipmakers or have been developing their own internal technologies in order to take advantage of what they believe LED-backlit LCD TVs bring to the table: differentiation, innovation, low power consumption and, of course, the potential to reap the benefits of higher revenues," said Riddhi Patel, principal analyst for TV systems at iSuppli.