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backlight

[′bak‚līt]
(graphic arts)
A spotlight that illuminates from behind so that the subject is separated from the background; used in photography.

backlight

With regard to electronic devices, a backlight is the light source for an LCD screen. The light typically comes from a fluorescent lamp or LED. See LCD, LED TV and CCFL.
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The Backlight Master Drive demonstration will feature a 85" prototype that achieves precision backlight boosting with ultra high density direct LED backlights.
4G smartphone, automobile onboard and television used backlight products drove a satisfactory growth in profit
The accuracy of addressing each frame and zone independently allows a much faster response for dark-to-bright scene transitions than is possible with non-scrolling backlights.
29, 2012 (CENS) -- Taiwan's LEDs and LED backlight suppliers are likely to gain steam from increasing popularity of larger-sized LED-backlit LCD TVs in the years to come, according to market observers.
The powder-coated steel housing and LED backlights ensure rugged, long-term performance.
Our core engineering know-how in backlights, which are among the most cost-intensive components in any computer, allows us to bring a very cost-competitive mini-book product to market.
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 8, 2006 - (JCN) - Toray Industries announced September 8 that it has developed a new optical polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film for liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight, combining multiple optical functions.
One of the most promising is the use of LEP panels as backlights for LCDs.
Now the Coronis Fusion 6MP DL is also available with LED backlights boosting brightness levels even further for enhanced diagnostic performance, while saving energy and extending lifespan.
LED backlights for laptops, monitors and LCD TVs are estimated to produce revenue of around US$2.
Completely customizable in any shape, size, and color, these flexible LED backlights are asserted to be up to 88 percent thinner and can cost up to 80 percent less than standard LED backlight technology.