Sales of LED-backlit LCD televisions (LED TVs) improved "significantly" in the first quarter, according to new research.
A consumer preference survey by iSuppli revealed that LED TVs accounted for 12.1 per cent of sales for the first three months of 2010, which represents an increase of 6.1 per cent from the final three months of last year.
The researchers indicated that, although the appliances incorporating this technology have steadily increased in popularity since its introduction to the market in early 2009, this is the biggest jump in sales to date.
By comparison, the share of sales of CCFL-lit sets fell by more than five per cent in the last three months and this may be attributable to the drop in prices for LED versions, which may be encouraging shoppers to part with their money.
iSuppli, in addition to providing research on consumer electronics, also carries out studies on a number of industries including the automotive sector.