solutions 1/2006 – additional informations

How backlights illuminate flat screen monitors

Light is introduced by backlights mounted onto the sides of the housing. Reflection sheets, light guide plates and diffusers see to it that the light is distributed evenly across the entire surface.

The advantage that CCFL offers over other alternative technologies, such as FFL (Flat Fluorescent Lamp) or LED (Light Emitting Diode), is that CCFL is an established technology supported by existing production lines that are essential in enabling mass production. Because both competitive LED and OLED technology (Organic Light Emitting Diode) are still in their infancy, for the forseeable future, at least, there is really no way around CCFL technology.