How long will an OLED TV last?

OLED technology is still relatively new – so how long will your TV last?

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OLED TVs are currently the most advanced televisions out there, and last year they got a groundbreaking new improvement with the QD (Quantum-Dot) technology.

They are an excellent choice to get, but what about durability? How long can you use OLED televisions? This article will answer every question related the durability and lifespan. We’ll also look at how fragile they’re and the critical differences between OLED and LED.

What Are OLED TVs?

We will explain what OLED TVs are without going into too much detail. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode.

The main key difference between OLED and LED is the backlighting or lack thereof in the case of OLED. Traditional LED TVs have backlighting which is always turned on when watching TV.

OLED on the other hand doesn’t rely on a separate backlight, but rather those millions of pixels emit their own light. Thus in theory this should save you quite a hefty sum of money on your electricity bills.

How Durable OLED TVs Really Are?

The lifespan of OLED TVs is a common concern among consumers, but the technology has proven to be reliable and durable.

OLED TVs are known to have a lifespan of around 100,000 hours, which is equivalent to over a decade of use (with an average of 8-10 hours of watching hours daily).

However, the lifespan can vary depending on usage, screen size, and other factors. OLED displays are more prone to permanent image retention and burn-in than traditional LED displays, but this can be prevented by reducing screen brightness and avoiding displaying static images for long periods of time. With proper care and usage, an OLED TV can last for many years and provide exceptional viewing experiences.

In terms of physical durability, OLED TVs are known to be more fragile than traditional LED TVs. The OLED panels are delicate and prone to damage from impacts or pressure, so it’s important to handle them carefully when installing or moving the TV.


No wonder why OLED TVs get their nickname “forever TVs”. They should last you for 10 years or more at 8-10 hours of watching per day, which proves these televisions are exceptionally durable devices. They are extremely delicate, so always handle them with care.

One of the biggest improvements of OLED TVs is the higher brightness level compared to the LEDs and no backlighting. If you’re following the guidelines for extending their lifespan, they should last you for a long time.

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