These guides are used for backlighting displays in a number of applications from digital still camera and camcorder microdisplays to Gen 3 mobile phone displays to desktop monitors. Brighter than other LED-based backlighting systems, they come in sizes from 0.24-inch diagonal to 15.4-inch diagonal, in single LED monochrome, bi-color or tri-color backlights. The MicroLens pixel-based light extraction technology makes the LEDs brighter, crisper, and as thin as 0.60 mm or smaller. They only consume about 1-20 mA @ 3.5V, and are about 80-85 percent uniform on average. Mechanical holding features can either be built into the backlight or onto a custom-designed backlight frame. Prices vary, but simple single-LED backlights can cost as little as $1 or less in quantity.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
Many of the materials in this slideshow are resins or elastomers, plus reinforced materials, styrenics, and PLA masterbatches. Applications range from automotive and aerospace to industrial, consumer electronics and wearables, consumer goods, medical and healthcare, as well as sporting goods, and materials for protecting food and beverages.
While many larger companies are still reluctant to rely on wireless networks to transmit important information in industrial settings, there is an increasing acceptance rate of the newer, more robust wireless options that are now available.
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