OMC unveils a rainbow of next-generation LED backlight colours with Active Reflector Technology™

Extended, vivid colours, including magentas and blue-greens; simplifies circuit design; more economical than RGB colour mixing

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics, announces it has developed a new technology that enables a whole rainbow of new LED backlight colours to be produced, including magentas and blue-greens.  Previously the only way to achieve non-standard LED colours was to use RGB colour mixing, which involves three times as many chips, complex wiring and requires drive circuitry to control the relative channel levels. OMC’s new series of profiled backlights with Active Reflector Technology™ produces a striking range of vivid, next-generation LED backlight colours, and gives designers far greater creative choice and flexibility.

OMC’s proprietary Active Reflector Technology™ utilises photon wavelength upconversion to produce a wide range of rich colours and pastel shades.  OMC’s new ART series backlights are available in crimson red, rose pink, a strong red-orange, bright orange, amber yellow, pastel yellow, high brightness yellow/green, vivid green, deep green, electric green-blue, a classic rich LED blue and a strong, bright shade of magenta. ART series backlights use only one wavelength of emitter per backlight, so there is no requirement to mix multiple LED wavelengths, reducing design complexity and lowering costs. 

As a specialist manufacturer of LED backlights, OMC can produce bespoke shapes, sizes and colours as standard, with no set-up costs for most designs and very low minimum order quantities. Designers can have samples in as little as a few days.  Next generation ART LED backlights suit multiple applications, including illuminating liquid crystal displays, logos, badges, signs and many more.


About OMC

Founded in the mid-1980s as The Fibre-Data Group, OMC is one of the longest-established specialist manufacturers of optoelectronics in Europe, headquartered in Cornwall, UK. Accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 and winners of the UK National Electronic Component Award for Innovation, OMC is a pioneer in the development, manufacture and application of cutting-edge LED and fibre-optic technologies for a wide range of industries and companies worldwide, and places a major focus on research and development, engineering and innovation. OMC’s commitment to the highest standards of quality, performance and engineering support is recognised within the industry. OMC has four key manufacturing divisions: Fibre Optics; LED Backlights and Optical Mouldings; Discrete Optoelectronic Components; and Semiconductor (LED) Lighting.



For further information:

William Heath – Commercial Director, OMC

Tel: +44-1209-215424

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