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Control Panel LED Backlighting with Nano Imprinted Light Guide Films


New Nano-Imprinted Thin Films Technology creates unique LED Backlighting for the full range of Electronics Equipment applications.

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  Control Panel Light Guide
Custom Control Panels of all sizes and shapes
    • New Technology

    Nano-Imprinted Light Guide Films are different from traditional injection molded Light Guide Plates (LGP’s) or Light   Guide Films (LGF’s) offering better efficiency of light use, lower profile display and lower cost manufacturing.


    • High Resolution patterns

    Nano-Imprinted onto thin, flexible translucent film substrates, light is guided in uniform or custom patterns creating various required lighting effects designed by computer software.


    • High resolution Nano-structures

    Uniquely allows for sophisticated control of light distribution to keys or buttons to maximize lighting efficiency.  Nano-structures are so small as not to be visible to the viewer.


    • Roll to Roll, high efficiency production line

    Provides very cost-effective and high quality manufacturing capability.

Roll To Roll Imprinting

Roll to Roll Imprinting


Light Guide Films: How they work.

  Light Guide Film Structure  

The Nicrotek Light Guide Films (LGFs) are designed for effective use of LED edge light sources.   Light from the LED sources is internally reflected down the length of LGF to the various viewing areas.  The Localized Micro-Lens Arrays  redirect light out of the film to the viewer only where it is needed (to each logo, image, key or button) by layout design.   This new technology patterning allows light to be efficiently and uniformly directed where light is desired in a very low profile film. 


Light Guide Film Benefits

  • Very efficient use of light only to areas to be illuminated.   Patterns of MicroLenses areas designed by Customer software such as CAD or other standard design software.  
  • More Efficient use (and reduced numbers) of LED sources
  • Very Thin Form Factor.
  • Roll to Roll Film Manufacturing for Low Cost
  • Software Designed Patterns for Precise Light Control.



Light guide films are designed using customer CAD or other software to determine the size, pattern and layout of the microlens arrays.







Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylic (PMMA)



0.075-0.800 mm Ultra Slim Profile


Max. Size

300mm x 400mm  (11.8" x 15.7 ")


Required / Options

Protective Films, Die Cutting / Complete Light Assemblies



Roll to Roll Nano-imprinting



Keypads, Controllers, Images, Logos, Small Handhelds, Custom Displays, etc



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