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Special Effects: Customizing Your Light Guide for Optimal Performance

While light guides seem fairly basic, there’s a lot more optical design and customization that goes into developing the right light guide solution for you.

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Four Ways to Fix Backlight Bleed on Overlays

Backlight bleed interferes with the quality of graphic overlays. Here's how we've enhanced our light guide technology to reduce the negative effects.

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Technical Challenge Solved: Innovating Light Guide Technology to Achieve a High Contrast Ratio

How one client project challenged our team and light guide technology to maintain an extreme contrast ratio while avoiding light bleed.


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Ready, Touch, Glow: Accelerating Capacitive Touch Design in Cars

As more and more automakers implement capacitive touch screens, Global Lighting Technologies has enhanced our light guide technology to feature improved sensory feedback.

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Moving Light to the Front: Opportunities Ahead for Frontlit Displays

While backlit LCD displays have been the norm for some time, frontlit displays are making their mark on a variety of industries and applications like e-readers. As we look to the future, here are some more opportunities for this technology to shine.

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Now Trending: LED Lighting within Automotive Interiors

As LEDs become the new norm outside of vehicles, helping us avoid those dreaded fender benders, several automakers are beginning to see the value for car interiors, too. While the exterior is all about brand image, the interior is all about the ultimate purchasing factor: Brand experience.


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Get Ultra-Thin with Tapered Light Guides

Tapered light guides are particularly fitting for applications with limited mechanical space. Define what this new technology is, how to use it, and why it's better than the other options on the market.

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How to Expedite Your Lighting Project

Seven Ways to Increase Project Efficiency and Overcome Delays The lighting project schedule – outlining key roles, responsibilities and timelines – for a custom order LED product is an extremely helpful tool…until it’s not. No matter how robust the project plan is, reality has a way of creeping in to debilitate lead times. The causes […]

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3 of the Best Decorative Overlays We Saw in 2016

3 of the Best Decorative Overlays We Saw in 2016 In 2016, we saw many technologies, like hoverboards, virtual reality headsets and drones of every kind emerge. Yet, only a few of the year’s best tapped into the look that decorative overlays provide. The following products are some of our favorite selections. Faraday Future: FF […]


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Inside Look: Custom Decorative Overlays

Inside Look: Custom Decorative Overlays No matter the design, custom overlays are a sure way to add more life to a manufactured product. Advertising professionals desire to make a logo or text really “pop.” Technology curators want the most futuristic look. Custom decorative overlays best accomplish this. Yet, there are several types, and knowing the […]

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How to Find the Best Custom Lighting Supplier for Your Project

How to Find the Best Custom Lighting Supplier for Your Project Lightguides: The Options It’s crucial to know the difference between kinds of custom lighting. Weighing the options helps you to make the most efficient choice for your project. Here are some considerations for comparing various high-end technologies.   Electroluminescent Film Electroluminescent film is the […]

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The Top Do’s & Don’ts for Decreasing Lighting Assembly Space

If you're looking to decrease the assembly space required for your illumination system, you're not alone. Many of our customers experience the same dilemma, and there are a variety of ways you can go about achieving your goal.


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4 Smart Moves to Reduce Power without Sacrificing LED Brightness

4 Smart Moves to Reduce Power without Sacrificing LED Brightness There are many different goals to take into consideration with the design of a custom lighting solution. One of the most essential may be reducing the power supply needs of the system. Doing so can provide further benefits, such as improving reliability and expected shelf […]

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Weighing Pros & Cons: DIY vs Hiring a Custom Lightguide Designer

Weighing Pros & Cons: DIY vs Hiring a Custom Lighting Designer  When starting a new project, deciding if your business will hire a custom lightguide designer or design it in-house is an important (and often daunting) decision. There are potential advantages and drawbacks to either choice, so take the time to investigate which may be the […]

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Product Design Engineer’s Guide to Customized Lightguide Solutions

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 […]