The new B-MLA backlight from Omron Electronics Inc. features uniform brightness as a result of its microlens array technology. It provides the same contrast across a whole screen and a brightness of 50 cd/m2. The variable brightness allows for a two-step backlight of low or high power, and its miniature processing and light beam control technology intensifies the brightness. The B-MLA's lensing and single LED design enable it to decrease power consumption 86% compared with electroluminescent backlights. Custom-designed units are available.