“Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has revealed that the company will substitute light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for the fluorescent lamps now used to backlight Macs’ flat-panel screen displays, confirming rumours that first surfaced in January,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
Keizer reports, “By turning to LEDs, Apple can eliminate the mercury used in fluorescent lighting. ‘We plan to introduce our first Macs with LED backlight technology in 2007,’ Jobs said.”
“According to Cree, a manufacturer of LED backlighting, the technology reduces power consumption by 12% from a traditional fluorescent tube. Other benefits include a more even distribution of light and truer colours,” Keizer reports.
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