Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has introduced new high-brightness backlight solutions for high-efficiency sunlight-readable displays.

GLT can design and build the new high brightness light guides in different sizes – e.g., 5-, 7-, 9- and 12-inch diagonal – to fit the customer’s requirements. They are ideal for applications such as automotive, avionics, marine, commercial signage, point of purchase and a variety of other displays that must be clearly readable in direct sunlight. The new light guide assemblies utilize mid-power LEDs mounted on a metal core PCB with passive thermal management and can be seamlessly integrated into customers’ end-product displays.

“The ultimate solution depends on the requirements of our customers,”  said Brett Shriver, GLT’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “They work with us to design a custom LCD backlight that might be used for anything from a new center console display in an automobile to a fish finder display on a boat.”

GLT’s capabilities include design and build of a 7-inch diagonal backlight that consumes less than 15 watts of power and produces a brightness of 50,000 cd/m2 at the surface of the backlight, as well as a 12-inch diagonal backlight that requires less than 32 watts of power and produces 35,000 cd/m2  brightness. 

GLT offers full engineering and prototyping capabilities and, with 4 manufacturing facilities worldwide, can produce these custom backlights in high-volume quantities.
Pricing varies according to application, customer design requirements, light guide size, and quantity needed. Please contact GLT for details.

For more information, contact Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), Inc., 55 Andrews Circle, Brecksville, OH 44141. Tel: 440-922-4584; Toll-Free: 866-922-4584; Fax: 440-922-4585. E-mail: Web: