Display Backlighting

Display backlighting is used to illuminate LCDs (liquid crystal displays), as well as for machine vision, image scanning and task lighting. Unlike frontlights, which illuminate from the front, backlights usually produce illumination from the sides or from the back of the screen.

Types of display backlighting

You can choose from display backlighting in a range of colours (including white, green and yellow) and levels of brightness, depending on the application you need it for. The two main types of display backlight are:

  • LED (light emitting diodes) backlighting – this uses 10 to 18 LEDs arranged in a uniform pattern and usually provides white light.
  • CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent) backlighting – this uses a single straight glass tube, which works much like a normal fluorescent lamp.

Applications of display backlighting

As LCD screens are unable to illuminate themselves, they require a backlight to provide the illumination and make the image on the screen viewable. Apart from being used in computer displays, LCD televisions and smartphones, backlights are also used in small devices such as watches and pocket calculators to improve readability in low-light conditions.


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RS Stock No. 534-9940
Mfr. Part No.BF26285-20B
TWD510.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 2.6 Dia. x 285mm - 2.6mm 285mm - - -
RS Stock No. 534-9861
Mfr. Part No.BF20325-24B
TWD558.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 325mm - 2mm 325mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3904
Mfr. Part No.BF26285-20B
TWD365.50
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CCFL White Yes 1 2.6 Dia. x 285mm - 2.6mm 285mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3897
Mfr. Part No.BF20325-24B
TWD355.40
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 325mm - 2mm 325mm - - -
RS Stock No. 534-9956
Mfr. Part No.BF26318-20B
TWD584.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 2.6 Dia. x 318mm - 2.6mm 318mm - - -
RS Stock No. 534-9849
Mfr. Part No.BF20292-24B
TWD531.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 292mm - 2mm 292mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3905
Mfr. Part No.BF26318-20B
TWD426.60
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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CCFL White Yes 1 2.6 Dia. x 318mm - 2.6mm 318mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3894
Mfr. Part No.BF20218-24B
TWD388.20
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 218mm - 2mm 218mm - - -
RS Stock No. 534-9827
Mfr. Part No.BF20218-24B
TWD527.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 218mm - 2mm 218mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3896
Mfr. Part No.BF20292-24B
TWD387.50
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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CCFL White Yes 1 2 Dia. x 292mm - 2mm 292mm - - -
RS Stock No. 183-0830
Mfr. Part No.LTR24S3804YG
BrandLedtech
TWD198.00
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LED Green - 8 - 23.3 x 48.7mm - - 23.3mm 48.7mm -
RS Stock No. 534-9978
Mfr. Part No.BF3100-20B
TWD415.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 3 Dia. x 100mm - 3mm 100mm - - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-1303
Mfr. Part No.EA LED94X67-W
TWD1,583.00
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LED White - - - - - - - - EA DOGS104x-A
New
RS Stock No. 197-1227
Mfr. Part No.EA LED39x41-A
TWD136.00
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LED Amber - - - - - - - - EA DOGS104x-A
RS Stock No. 534-9984
Mfr. Part No.BF3228-21B
TWD437.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 3 Dia. x 228mm - 3mm 228mm - - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-1304
Mfr. Part No.EA LED94X67-A
TWD808.00
Each (In a Tray of 6)
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LED Amber - - - - - - - - EA DOGS104x-A
RS Stock No. 168-3907
Mfr. Part No.BF3228-21B
TWD324.30
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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CCFL White Yes 1 3 Dia. x 228mm - 3mm 228mm - - -
New
RS Stock No. 197-1285
Mfr. Part No.EA LED94x40-A
TWD484.10
Each (In a Tray of 7)
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LED Amber - - - - - - - - EA DOGS104x-A
New
RS Stock No. 197-1230
Mfr. Part No.EA LED39x41-W
TWD379.10
Each (In a Tray of 24)
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LED White - - - - - - - - EA DOGS104x-A
RS Stock No. 534-9990
Mfr. Part No.BF3300-20B
TWD583.00
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CCFL White Yes 1 3 Dia. x 300mm - 3mm 300mm - - -