BACKLIGHT LAMP LOCATED BY REFLECTIVE CONTACT
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-26
With the trend toward more compact electronic communication devices, backlighting for LCD displays is often compromised because of the restriction that the lamp be soldered directly to the circuit board. In the typical application, a light pipe or dBuser is assem- bled to capture the light, transport it to the area behind the LCD, and redirect it off of a diise surface or via a diffuse medium through the LCD. The geometry of the light pipe becomes complicated and its performance is compromised in terms of light distribution and throughput due to geometric restrictions associated with the placement of the lamp. In addition, the incan- descent lamps typically used radiate light in a 360" arc that would requiwa reflector to capture most of the light. This would represent an extra part.