Fiber Optic Panels


UniGlo

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:

  • Thinnest and most flexible Lumitex Fiber Optic panel
  • Bendiglo™ (a derivative of Uniglo) allows bends in the panel up to a full circular profile

Our Fiber Optic Panel Technologies are well suited for:

Membrane Switches/Keypads Badges Accent Lighting Automotive Lighting Interior/Exterior LCDs Military Recreational Surgical Retractor Lighting

Woven

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:

  • Most robust of Lumitex technologies More efficient brightness per layer
  • Our Fiber Optic Panel Technologies are well suited for:
  • Membrane Switches/Keypads
  • Badges
  • Accent Lighting
  • Automotive Lighting Interior/Exterior
  • LCDs
  • Military
  • Recreational Surgical Retractor Lighting

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