PALATINE, Ill., Nov. 23, 2010 — Lumex has launched the QuantumBrite flexible LED backlight technology. Completely customizable in any shape, size and color, the backlights are up to 88% thinner and can cost up to 80% less than standard LED backlight technology. Standard LED backlights are 5-mm thick; QuantumBrite is made out of an ultrathin polycarbon film and is only 0.6-mm thick on its widest side. It opens the door for new applications such as those that require curved lighting. The RoHS-compliant backlights are suitable not only for traditional applications such as flat panel displays and indicator lighting, but also for nontraditional applications, such as logo enhancement and indirect lighting. Uses include appliances (logo illumination and refrigeration display backlighting); medical device technology (indicator, logo enhancement and display features on medical radiology equipment, monitors, defibrillators, infusion pumps, blood gases analyzers and ventilators); and industrial control technology (climate control, automatic meter reading and drive control displays). The LED backlight technology comes with complimentary integration support. The company’s technical design specialists can integrate the flexible backlights with LEDs, LCDs, light pipes, switches, connectors and other key components to create solutions that maximize performance and efficiency in individual applications.