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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.
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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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Shinkong Synthetic Fibers started to tap LCD backlight modules market in 2003, and plans to set up an operating headquarters and R&D center in CTSP, also bringing downstream manufacturers together to form an industrial cluster.
The unit has an eight line graphical LCD backlight display and is multi language.
The instrument features an easy to use four-button keypad, allowing the user to turn on/off the LCD backlight and laser alignment and select [degrees]C or [degrees]F.
This technology incorporates hundreds of thousands of miniature reflective surfaces in each LCD backlight. All variables of these surfaces are precisely controlled to very tight tolerances to extract light uniformly, consistently, and more efficiently than any other technology available today.
In the latest iPhone 6 leak to come out, courtesy of (http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/21/here-are-the-first-photos-of-the-5-5-inch-iphone-6s-purported-lcd/) 9to5Mac 's Mark Gurman, the device's alleged LCD backlight panel was showcased with the images revealing the front and back portion of the display panel.
and Kenmos Technology Co., Ltd., both LCD backlight module makers that have indirectly joined Amazon's supply chain, are expected to witness their revenue shoot up in June, according to institutional investors.
The LG Fathom also offers: dedicated task manager key; Windows Mobile Device Center and ActiveSync; Excel Mobile, OneNote Mobile, Word Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile; Adobe Reader LE; global roaming frequency that automatically switches from CDMA/EVDO to GSM/UMTS depending on geographic location; VZ Navigator and VZ Navigator Global capabilities; wireless manager; luminous sensor designed to adjust LCD backlight brightness; proximity sensor; Flash User interface support; international charger plus up to four different adapter clips; as well as a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder.
If we assume the current through the LEDs is 25 mA, the power required to drive the large LCD backlight is 25 mA x 35 V, or 875 mW.
In order to meet an increasing demand in Korea for optical grade MMA polymer for use in products such as light-guide plates, an LCD backlight component, LG MMA constructed an MMA polymer production facility, which began commercial operation in July using Sumitomo Chemical's continuous bulk polymerization technology.
The range of applications includes LCD backlight, commercial lighting source, consumer lighting source and various lighting solutions.