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Lumitex Technologies Tackle Membrane Switches

Addressing the problems associated with membrane switches and other lighting applications, the company's latest family of patented technologies promise to backlight or illuminate areas that have previously been problematic or unreachable. The technologies, BendiGlo, HoloGlo, CircleGlo, and Selective Lighting, are extensions of UniGlo technology, which uses optical fiber mounted on a back reflector to create lighting panels as thin as 0.33 mm. A proprietary computer-controlled etching process ensures light distribution with uniformity and brightness up to 75 FL with no heat, EMI, or ESD. BendiGlo suits fiber optic backlighting designs with hard to reach areas in membrane switches. The HoloGlo technology pre-forms optical fiber to follow paths around and between shapes and die-cut holes while maintaining uniform light, with or without lit-to-center techniques. CircleGlo can be used in one, two, or three layers for backlighting circular areas with a hole in the center for membrane switches or as an overlay to illuminate a variety of other circular devices. Selective Lighting employs UniGlo technology to create selective area panel lighting, delivering concentrated light to selected areas of membrane switches, keypads, and nameplates. Pricing for Selective Lighting panel units is $0.97 each/10,000. For more details, contact Walter Schulz at LUMITEX INC., Strongsville, OH. (800) 969-5483.


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