Are flat panel computer monitors better to eyes than CRTs?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Yong Huang, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Yong Huang

    Yong Huang Guest

    If I understand right, flat panel computer monitors or laptop monitors
    use liquid crystal while regular monitors shoot electrons to the front
    of the monitor. I wonder if there's any study showing that the flat
    panel monitors cause less harm to eyes in any way. Thanks.

    Yong Huang
    Yong Huang, Mar 4, 2004
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  2. Yong Huang

    Otis Brown Guest

    Dear Yong,

    The accellerating voltage is about 25 Kv on most
    color monitors (last time I checked).

    This is enough to create "soft" X-Rays.
    I think the design of these CRTs is such as to mitigate
    this effect.

    The liquid crystal technology is different
    and would not have this effect -- to
    the best of my knowledge.


    Otis Brown, Mar 4, 2004
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