White LED Backlight Module - Large 45mm x 86mm

SKU 1588
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£2.98 inc VAT
£2.48 ex VAT
213 in stock.

These pretty strips of light are plastic diffused backlights, often seen in LCD displays. Normally they're tucked behind the LCD and shine white light from below. Here, we've got the LEDs available individually and they're really cool! Each LED is encased in a 3.5mm thick strip of a acrylic. The acrylic strip is a special type that is very good at diffusing light, so even though there is only one single white LED, it provides near-uniform lighting. The other flat side of the strip has a reflector on it so you only get light from the top (otherwise the backlight would lose 1/2 the brightness unnecessarily).

You can treat this backlight just like an LED, light with ~3V at 20mA current and you get a pretty shape that you can mask with vinyl or draw over with marker. Gels can be used to change the color. We think these would make great wearables without the need for EL or inverters, they're much brighter than EL and use less battery. The trade-off is these are not flexible at all.

This particular backlight has a 45mm x 86mm lit area - weight is 17g

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07/04/2019
Richard W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uniform illumination

Uniform illumination, reasonable brightness. Seems to be solidly made.

AC
06/04/2019
alan c.
United Kingdom

White LED Backlight Module

The unit works well and easy to connect but an indication of polarity would be helpful.

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03/14/2019
Anonymous
United Kingdom

Ok

This backlight is adequately bright but not very luminous. Also the dimensions given are for the rectangular lit area NOT the overall size. The actual dimensions are approx 97mm x 45mm, not including the wires.

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12/10/2018
Anonymous
United Kingdom

White led backlight module large 45mm x 87mm

Opened the packet all there and not broken so all is good jus not had a chance to use one i will let you once i have got them up and running

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05/16/2018
Russell D.
United Kingdom

White LED Backlight Module

Essetially its one white LED embedded is a shaped slice of plastic used to illuininate forward. Its going on my 3D printer to light up the printed part. Works fine. just what i wanted. I suspect when fixed in I will add a 220 ohm resistor to limit the current.