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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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Bakshi said LEDs have significant advantages over CCFL backlights, such as lower power consumption, slim form factor, enhanced performance and market differentiation.
These modules with LED backlights have advantages which include durability for industrial use and design optimization that yield a more than 40 percent reduction in module thickness, greater than 50 percent reduction in weight and approximately 50 percent savings in power consumption compared with CCFL based LCD equivalents.
"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.
Suitable for outdoor and bright-light installations, Allen-Bradley PanelView 550 operator interface terminals now feature displays that have backlights designed to last 300 percent longer.