LG presents new HDTVs with Nano Lighting Technology. These new LED-backlit TVs embed the LEDs behind the LCD panel in a thin film, the benefit of this technology is that it should lead to very thin TVs with more evenly dispersed light. Basically, NanoLED HDTVs promise to combine the advantages of edge-lit and back-lit LED displays while eliminating their disadvantages. Additionally, the new technology delivers an improved local dimming feature that promises blacker blacks and brigther whites.
Nano Lighting Technology refers to LG's new method of using LEDs in HDTVs. Earlier LED LCD TVs either placed the LEDs on the edges of the display and relied on a dispersion matrix to spread the light across the screen, yielding a very thin TV that sometimes looked unevenly lit, or placed a full LED array behind the TV, which produced excellent picture quality but cost a bit more and couldn't achieve the thinness of edge-lit LED LCDs.
LG's Nano LED TVs, however, embed the LEDs behind the LCD panel in a thin film that disperses the light across the set. It's too early to tell how well these sets will perform in comparison to current LED models, but LG clearly hopes that its Nano LED technology will combine the advantages of edge-lit and back-lit LED displays while eliminating their disadvantages.