BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2012 — Global Lighting Technologies has introduced high-brightness LED-based LCD solutions for sunlight-readable displays. The lightguides are available in 5-, 7-, 9- and 12-in.-diagonal sizes. Applications include automotive, avionics, marine, commercial signage, point of purchase and other displays that must be clearly readable in direct sunlight. The lightguide assemblies use mid-power LEDs mounted on a metal core printed circuit board with passive thermal management and can be seamlessly integrated into customers’ end-product displays. The 7-in.-diagonal backlight consumes <15 W and produces brightness of 50,000 cd/m2 at the surface of the backlight; the 12-in.-diagonal model requires <32 W and produces brightness of 35,000 cd/m2.