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Lumex Launches Hi-Intensity LED Backlighting
LED-backlighted screen.
Palatine, IL — Lumex has launched its QuantumBrite line of LED backlight technologies. Available in edge-lit and chips-on-board formats in both white and vivid color options, the new line of backlight products provides more than twice the intensity of traditional backlights. The white LEDs provide high-intensity brightness of up to 10,000 nits allowing for full daylight visibility.

The QuantumBrite family is available in off-the-shelf sizes, and a U.S.-based team of experts is available to create semi and custom solutions for high- or low-volume specialty applications. The new generation backlight technologies are suitable not only for traditional applications such as flat panel displays and indicator lighting, but also for non-traditional applications, such as logo enhancement or indirect lighting. Now homeowners can have LED panels installed in walls, reducing the need for floor lamps and introducing an innovative contemporary element into their living space. The QuantumBrite line of backlight products can also be used for non-traditional uses such as refrigerator walls, test and measurement applications for jewelry grading or for microscopes. The QuantumBrite edge-lit LED backlights are available in formats both with and without reflectors. The reflector format captures more light than does the without-reflector format, and can enhance light output up to 20 percent.

LED backlights have several advantages over alternative backlight technologies, such as CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) backlights. Unlike CCFL technologies, LED backlights are available in any color including tunable RGB, or even custom colors like pink, purple and turquoise because of the inherent nature of LEDs. Backlights are able to withstand both shock and vibration in some of the most demanding applications, and have an average lifespan of 100,000 hours — compared to the average CCFL lifespan of only 20,000 hours. LED backlights can also be produced in much smaller packaging than CCFLs, and are more environmentally friendly than CCFLs, which contain hazardous materials such as mercury. The RoHS-compliant QuantumBrite LED backlights range in size from 1 x 1-in. to 10 x 10-in.

Contact: Lumex Inc., 290 E. Helen Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 800-278-5666 fax: 847-359-8904 E-mail: Web:

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