Membrane Switch Back Lighting

ALMAX is an industry leader in membrane switch back-lighting technologies.  Our proprietary MaxFilm membrane switch back-lighting provides greater flexibility and lower costs lighting solutions for all types of membrane switches.

LFG backlit membrane switch lit and unlit

Membrane Switch Back-lighting Types

Our membrane switch back-lighting solutions include:

  • MaxFilm proprietary membrane switch back-lighting
  • Traditional LED back-lighting
  • Fiber optic lighting
  • Electroluminescent lighting

MaxFilm Lighting Benefits

Not only does our backlighting process create a more durable illumination to other membrane switch backlighting techniques, it also allows for greater flexibility during design.  We are able to place MaxFilm on virtually any switch product needed.   In addition multiple colors can be specified.

  • Durable Construction
  • Multiple Colors Available
  • Low Energy Needs
  • Greater Luminous Output Than Fiber Optics
  • Typically Lower Cost than Other Lighting Options

MaxFilm Lighting Applications

  • Low light environments
  • Energy efficient products
  • Lower cost interface modules
  • Consumer
  • Light industrial

LED Lighting Benefits

Standard LED technology produces clean clear light with very low energy needs.  Like the ALMAX  MaxFilm back-lighting which typically utilizes an LED light source, traditional LED lighting provides durable back-lighting for your switch.

  • Durable construction
  • Multiple colors available
  • Low energy needs
  • Greater luminous output than fiber optics

LED Lighting Applications

  • Low or no light environments
  • Continuously lit interfaces
  • Energy efficient products

Fiber Optic Lighting Benefits

Fiber optic back-lighting technology gives you high light illumination. You can integrate fiber-optic technology into nearly any membrane switch or product.

  • High Light Output
  • Low Energy Needs

Fiber Optic Applications

  • Low or no light environments
  • Energy efficient products

Electroluminescent Lighting Benefits

Electroluminescent, or EL lighting, can be integrated into membrane switches, flat panel displays and other electronic interface assemblies.  Virtually any size electronic interface can be lit using EL technology.

  • Low energy needs
  • Uniform luminous output
  • Very thin construction
  • Multiple colors available

Electroluminescent Applications

  • Low or No Light Environments
  • Thin Form Factors
  • Green Products

Unsure What Lighting is Best for Your Product?

Our electronics manufacturing expertise makes us an ideal supply chain partner for back-lit membrane switches and interfaces, either full assemblies or discrete components.

Contact our engineering team to request lighting samples and discuss your membrane switch lighting needs.

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