Dead Front Switch Icons Are Invisible Until Backlit

How do you make your membrane switch only visible when lit? Dead front technology.

ALMAX’s dead front switch & dead front overlay offerings deliver sleek and intuitive interfaces at a very reasonable price point.  Icons and/or nomenclature stay dark until the dead front lighting is activated.  This is due to our thin backlighting technology, which can be integrated inexpensively into new designs or product upgrades using various flexible or rigid graphic layer materials.

dead front membrane switch two samples

Dead Front Overlay Options

Dead front membrane switches can be created with either printed inks or by adding diffusing layers to the membrane switch itself. Successful integration of the graphic overlay with the membrane switch electronics dictates a custom membrane switch for almost all applications.

Contact our engineering team to discuss integrating a dead front membrane switch into your existing or new product design.

Dead Front Lighting Options

Dead front membrane switches can be produced in rich color to promote aesthetics & with almost any background color, with black being the most common. You can incorporate just one LED light color or have multiple LED light colors within a single front panel overlay.

Contact our sales team to discuss available colors and graphic design solutions.

Dead Front Switch Key Benefits

  • Cost effective dead front display
  • Simplified user interface
  • Less disruptive interface
  • Multiple LED light colors
  • Haptic feedback capable
  • Easy to shield
  • Thin format applications are possible
  • Silver or copper PCB solutions
  • Full color graphic overlays

Dead Front Switch Applications

Request Your Free Sample Kit.

Call 888-211-6325

or email to request a dead front membrane switch sample kit.

ALMAX dead front membrane switch sample kit

The dead front sample kit includes a lit icon switch, a switch with multiple LED light colors and a basic two light switch.

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