LCD Lighting’s miniature lamps are typically a multiple bend lamp configuration used to backlight a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). A laptop computer screen is the best known common example of an LCD display. Displays similar to this are used throughout the industry to show information or present images for entertainment. Miniature lamps can be placed on the edge of an LCD display or directly behind it with a backplate to reflect light through the LCD. The application and use environment help determine the lamp’s shape, size and power. Typically miniature lamps are multi-bend in shape and are usually from 6mm to 20mm in outside diameter (O.D.).
Our miniature lamps replace multiple lamp designs with more efficient, single lamp systems which produce a number of important benefits – simplified wiring harnesses, reduced power requirements and enhanced durability, better uniformity, easier to dim and easier to maintain.
Most of the miniature lamps LCD Lighting manufactures are used to illuminate very critical primary flight data displays – the avionics displays on many of the world’s commercial, private and military aircrafts. A portion of our miniature lighting portfolio can also be found in laptops, ATM’s, medical monitors, kiosk displays, or as OEM replacement lamps for similar devices.
We offer specialty fluorescent lamps in a variety of shapes, including grid lamps, circular lamps or interlocking lamps.
Technical and Performance Specifications
|Outside Diameter Range:||6mm – 20mm|
|Length:||50mm – 1520mm|
|Special:||Lasered apertures available|
|Radius Bend:||6mm – 25mm|
|Shapes:||“U”, “C”, “L”, “S”, “M” and multi-bend serpentine shapes|
|Colors:||Virtually any, as required and specified by the customer|
|Technology:||HCFL or CCFL|
|Operating Lifetime:||Tens of thousands of hours depending on driving current (amps)|
|Operating Environment:||Commercial, industrial, military and space environments
(-55°C to +85°C with thermal management)
|Manufacturing Process:||LCDL (LCD Lighting) proprietary|
Standard colors include cool white, warm white, daylight, blue, green, red, and tri-band. Ultraviolet and infrared phosphors can also be supplied. Spectral energy distributions of the tri-component colors are shown in figures below. These can be blended to produce the precise desired color requirements in a wide range within the visible spectrum.
No matter which size or shape of miniature and sub-miniature fluorescent lamp you need – we can engineer, design and manufacture the lamps that will fit your unique application requirements. In over 27 years of manufacturing experience the Light Sources group and LCD Lighting have custom-designed for virtually every market application you can think of.