EL BACKLIGHTING PANELS, LED, & FIBEROPTIC BACKLIGHTING
EMBEDDED LEDs & LED BACKLIGHTING
Sometimes the AC/DC power requirements of EL lighting cause engineers to turn to the proven technology of LED backlighting. LEDs can be used as we see here in this example image as surface mounted on a flexible circuit. This is use to bring selective backlighting to specific areas more so than lighting an entire panel evenly.
BENEFITS OF SMT LED BACKLIGHTING
Maintain a Thin Profile
Targeted Light Locations
Fiberoptic backlighting also uses LEDs for backlighting a membrane switch panel, vehicle dashboard, or similar application. Fiber optic backlighting panels can be integrated into panel assemblies and are ultra thin with tails connecting to the light source. They provide even black lighting over a panel and have different design limitations than EL or SMT.
BENEFITS OF FIBEROPTIC BACKLIGHTING
Saves Cost with Fewer LEDs/sqin.
Withstand Shock and Vibration
No Time-to-Half-Light Issues as with EL
Found in nearly all industries, EL backlighting panels are common solutions for aerospace, automotive, medical, industrial, military and consumer goods.