Posted by on Feb 6, 2019

Enhancing Light Guide Solutions to Meet Complex Project Requirements At first glance, light guides seem fairly basic. They’re made from optically clear polymers such as acrylic (PMMA) or polycarbonate and come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on your needs. But don’t let the simple design fool you. There’s a lot more optical design and customization that goes into developing the right...

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Posted by on Oct 29, 2018

Enhancements to Light Guide Technology Lead to Reduced Backlight Bleed on Graphic Overlays Graphic overlays are a critical interface layer on many of the electronic devices we use today. Not only do they elevate common applications from a functional standpoint, but they communicate important visual information that, ultimately, impacts the end user experience. While graphic overlays aren’t new,...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

How Effective Illumination Creates a Heightened Sense of Touch in Automotive Vehicles The days of mechanical buttons are limited as we dive further and further into the capacitive touch era. In fact, capacitive touch technology, which relies on the electric properties of our light touches, flicks, and scrolls to perform key actions, is so common today that we probably take it for granted. From...

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

Frontlit Displays Deliver a Better, Low-Power User Experience E-reader products like the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook have revolutionized our reading experience. Equally important, they’ve popularized a new lighting experience known as the frontlit display. This technology enhances visibility and decreases power consumption, making end consumers extremely happy with their...

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

How Tapered Light Guide Technology Overcomes Challenges for Thin Applications How do you fit large LEDs into a very, very small and thin application without sacrificing the sleekness or overall performance of the end product? Whether we’re talking about a keyboard, handheld or wearable device, LCD display, etc., achieving bright, uniform illumination within one of these thin structures has...

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