5 Creative Ways to Illuminate a Plastic Overlay

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5 Creative Ways to Illuminate a Plastic Overlay With the right technology and skilled engineers on hand to design and execute an idea and utilize those capabilities, there are more ways than ever to produce stunning, creative lighting solutions. This includes the illumination of plastic overlays. Let’s look at five great ways to illuminate a plastic overlay for a superior custom lightguide solution. 1. Direct Fire LEDs Use a circuit board with multiple LEDs populated in an array behind the illumination area. When spaced properly, uniformity...

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Product Design Engineer’s Guide to Customized Lightguide Solutions

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Product Design Engineer’s Guide to Customized Lightguide Solutions Developing a high quality, efficient, and effective custom lightguide requires quite a bit of skill and knowhow. It’s something that the dozens of in house engineers at Global Lighting Technologies specialize in. Here, let’s look at some of the key factors that a product design engineer should know about when getting started with customized lightguide solutions. Space One of the key design components that is sometimes overlooked but is crucial to keep in mind is...

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The 5 Best Things About OLEDs (And 5 of the Worst!)

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The 5 Best Things About OLEDs (And 5 of the Worst!) Are OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) the right choice for your custom lightguide solution? As with any consideration, there are both advantages and potential disadvantages. Global Lighting Technologies has a great deal of experience reviewing OLEDs, and here, we’re sharing some of that expertise to showcase the best, and yes, the worst, side of this technology. Five Great Benefits to OLEDs Contrast Ratio: OLEDs are able to produce a far greater contrast ratio than traditional LED...

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How Much Will A Custom Lightguide Solution Cost?

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How Much Will A Custom Lightguide Solution Cost?

How Much Will A Custom Lightguide Solution Cost? When developing a custom lightguide solution, there are many different factors to consider along the way, and likely many questions and concerns you’ll want addressed. Beyond the specifics of the product itself, one of the largest concerns is, of course, the cost. Determining the overall cost of a custom lightguide solution, and the breakdown per unit, is a key step. Here’s a quick look at some of the largest factors that can impact your cost. Volume The primary factor that drives...

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6 Helpful Resources When Building an LED Lightpipe

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6 Helpful Resources When Building an LED Lightpipe For anyone looking to construct their own LED lightpipe for a custom application, it’s important to have some helpful information on hand. The right resources can be the difference between a successful project and one that ends in frustration. Here is a collection of some helpful resources for building an LED lightpipe and getting started on the right path. Fictiv/HWG Lightpipe Examples: This is a great introductory guide for the DIY enthusiast. See pictures of real projects, learn...

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5 Rules for Designing a Uniform LCD Backlight

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5 Rules for Designing a Uniform LCD Backlight How can the best results be seen and experienced in terms of the creation of a uniform LCD backlight? It’s all up to the capabilities, technology and knowhow of the manufacturer. Before getting started on a project for custom LED overlays and other custom lighting solutions where uniformity is key, learn about the five rules for achieving more uniform results. Good Mechanical Design The physical design of the system itself needs to be appropriate. The starting place for that is good...

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What’s Your Process for Developing a Custom Lightguide Solution?

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What’s Your Process for Developing a Custom Lightguide Solution? When you’re working with a custom lightguide manufacturer, you’re looking to develop a completely custom lightguide solution for your unique needs and applications. While every project may turn out differently, the overall process will follow a similar track. Let’s take a look at the process we utilize for addressing your lightguide project, whatever the size, scope, or specifications may be, to help give you a better sense of what to expect along the way. Review of...

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7 Capabilities to Look for in a Lightguide Manufacturer

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7 Capabilities to Look for in a Lightguide Manufacturer Before taking on a new project, it’s important to get a sense of the type of capabilities that a dependable lightguide manufacturer should be able to offer. All companies aren’t created equally, particularly when a custom lighting solution is needed. So it’s essential to find the right match. Let’s look at seven of the most important capabilities to look for. 1. Optical Expertise This means having the right technology and the right staff to handle precise, high-tech...

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Four Little Known Ways to Improve Illumination of Capacitive Touch Sensors

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Four Little Known Ways to Improve Illumination with Capacitive Touch As capacitive touch moves into an increasing number of products, it’s essential to understand more about how they work. These sensors aren’t just on smart phones or tablets any longer. They can now be seen on many other types of electronics, automotive instruments, and even home appliances. Therefore, it’s also important to learn more about how they can be improved. One area that should demand particular attention is the backlight of a capacitive touch...

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4 Key Points to Remember About Custom Overlays for LED illumination

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Four Key Points to Remember About Custom Overlays for LED Illumination The brightness, quality, and consistency of visible light displayed via any screen or surface is dependent on a number of variables. These include power and efficiency of the entire LED system, design of the lightguide use, as well as the design of the overlay itself. Here are four key points to remember about custom overlay design when the end product will be coupled with an LED illuminated backlight that will offer a substantial impact on your final product. Surface Must...

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