Miniature Backlight Lamps for Computers

Typical backlight for a computer
LCD Lighting manufactures miniature backlight lamps (CCFL) for liquid crystal displays (LCD) in laptop computer screens. Most computer screens are lit with built-in fluorescent tubes above, beside and sometimes behind the LCD. A white diffusion panel behind the LCD redirects and scatters the light evenly to ensure a uniform display, which is known as a backlight.

In general, miniature lamps are multi-bend in shape and are 2mm to 18mm in outside diameter (O.D.). LCD Lighting miniature lamps can replace multiple lamp designs with more efficient, single-lamp systems. These single-lamp systems provide a number of important benefits, including simplified wiring harnesses, reduced power requirements and enhanced durability.

Sub Miniature Lamps – Technical and Performance Specifications

  • Outside Diameter Range: 2.0mm, 2.4mm, 2.6mm, 3.0mm, 3.8mm, 4.8mm, 6.5mm, 8.0mm, 9.0mm and 10.0mm
  • Length: 50mm – 500mm
  • Special: Lasered apertures available
  • Radius Bend: 2.0mm – 15.0mm
  • Shapes: “U”, “C”, “L”, “S”, “M” and multi-bend serpentine shapes
  • Colors: Virtually any, as required and specified by the customer
  • Technology: Sub-miniature cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL)
  • Avg. 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 

Miniature Lamp Custom Shapes
LCD Lighting can design custom shapes to meet any OEM design specifications.

Custom Colors
Readily available colors include: cool white, warm white, daylight, blue, green, red, and tri-band. We also provide ultraviolet and infrared phosphors.. Colors can be blended to produce the precise desired color requirements in a wide range within the visible spectrum. Please visit our High CRI page for more information.

Harness Assemblies Available
LCDL can work with OEMs to make connections for their specific applications. Please visit or Lamp Sub-Assembly page for more information about our value-added solutions.

Removing the Backlight Lamp (CCFL) From the Reflector
In order to access the backlight lamp leads, the rubber caps from both side of the lamp need to be removed. Wear rubber gloves to avoid touching the backlight lamp with bare fingers.

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