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Flex Lighting demos in-built lighting for e-readers

updated 05:25 am EST, Wed December 14, 2011

Flex Lighting demos front light e-reader solution

Flex Lighting has demoed a new LED-based technology that aims to solve the problem of lighting for devices using either monochrome or color e-paper. Currently, most fans of e-readers either have to use room lighting, or clip-on lights to read at night. The Flex Lighting solution (see video) works by distributing LED light across a very thin guide layer laminated directly into the surface of an e-reader screen.

Flex Lighting says that the layer can be switched on or off, draws little power and does not affect the e-reading experience when switched off under normal ambient light conditions. Although not the first attempt at solving the issue, the Flex Lighting approach provides a more even distribution of light across the display giving the effect of a traditional backlight.

Flex Lighting is looking to partner with display manufacturers to bring the technology to shipping products in the near future. [via The Verge]








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