Lumitex’s patented UniGlo® technology utilizes a proprietary process using plastic optical fiber panels to create light where you need it. UniGlo® processed backlighting panels are constructed of .010" diameter cladded plastic optical fibers. We can integrate a reflective backing to create a light guide panel as thin as .013".
Multiple layers can be used to enhance brightness while maintaining uniformity. The fiber optics allow a single light source to be placed remotely, with the option to use multiple sources for variable colors and intensities. Single layer Uniglo panels have excellent tactile feel for a membrane switch application. In addition, this technology is ideal for LCDs, panels, control consoles, PRNDLs, keyless entry, machine vision, man-machine interface, elastomeric keypads, courtesy lights, signs and point of purchase overlays.
Benefits of Uniglo:
Our proprietary computer-controlled process produces precisely-engineered micro bends in the optical fiber to uniformly extract the light throughout the panel length.
The cladded fiber allows us to integrate back reflectors, brightness enhancing films, and adhesives to improve the assembly into your product.
Carefully selected light sources provide the necessary color, uniformity, and output necessary to meet your products demanding appearance and functionality.
Benefits of Woven:
Lumitex fiber optic backlighting spreads the light providing a uniform appearance.
Minimal engineering charge with low-cost tooling. We can design and build a prototype for your application in less than 2 weeks.
Thin, Low Profile
Typical construction is .013 inches thick (0.33mm) for our uniglo technology, including the back reflector. Each additional layer adds only .010” (0.25 mm)to the panel thickness.
Our durable fiber optic panel have been in use for over 20 years. LED light sources offer 10,000 to 100,000 hours of continuous operation.
The proprietary light extraction process can be modified to illuminate specific shapes and areas, enhancing the brightness and contrast in those regions.
Range of Colors
Standard LED colors include green, white, blue, red, amber and yellow-green. RGB LED’s can be used to effectively provide any desired color. Separate layers can be lit with different colors to allow the backlight color to be changed depending on the status or application.
For electrionics only, may vary for medical applications
A variety of 3mm and 5mm sources are available with standard coupling in Green, White, Blue, and Red. Bicolor LED’s are also offered.
The standard offering of materials to help meet application requirements includes Melinex reflective films, diffusers, laminates, adhesives, braided sleeves, and tubing.
Multiple layers of Woven or Uniglo Fiber Optic Panels can be used to enhance brightness while maintaining uniformity.
Low: Light Guide only Customer supplies their own sources and electronics.
Moderate: Light Guide and Source Customer only needs to supply power.
High: Light Guide, Source, Electronics
Lumitex provides full integration into customer’s design.
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