can a LED backlight replace a EL backlight

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quickturn
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can a LED backlight replace a EL backlight

Post by quickturn » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:52 pm

On a character LCD, can a LED backlight be an equivlant drop in for a EL backlight?

hawktron
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Re: can a LED backlight replace a EL backlight

Post by hawktron » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:38 pm

EL backlights are not 100% swappable with LED backlights. EL are AC driven and LED are DC driven. EL is rare to find in LCDs and not advised for new product designs. Here is an article about EL backlights <https://focuslcds.com/journals/el-backl ... ting-edge/>

If you need a LCD with a backlight to be thin, use edge lit and a reflective polarizer.

LCD_Designs
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Re: can a LED backlight replace a EL backlight

Post by LCD_Designs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Nope, EL and LED are not interchangable.

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