Backlighting

LED backlit
LED backlit

Unique backlighting solutions are sought by many of today’s top brands to help their products stand out. GMN has decades of experience designing backlighting solutions for a range of industries including automotive, medical, industrial control, appliance and electronics. From user interface assemblies to branded nameplates, GMN can help you design and integrate the right backlighting solution for your program.

Backlighting options

Many new lighting options have come on to the market in recent years. GMN offers an array of lighting options and the know-how to help you select a technology best suited for your application.

  • Discrete LEDs
  • Light guide films
  • Fiber optic weave
  • Electroluminescence

Testing

With a state-of-the-art light lab, GMN can evaluate the performance of your backlighting solution as it functions within your user interface system. 

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Quality standards

GMN backlighting assemblies meet ISO 2001 quality standards. Our quality system standards ensure reliable transition from product development into production. 

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Design considerations

SpecificationsFiber opticsEL lampsLight guide filmDiscrete LEDs
Construction thicknessadd ~.017" thicknessadd ~.015" thicknessadd ~.015" thicknessthickness varies
Ability to light up individual iconslimitedyeslimitedyes
Impact to tactile feelmediummediummediumlow
Require power sourceDCDC to AC converterDCDC
Requires additional tail connectionyesyesnono
Cost ranking$$$$$$$$$$