Backlit Keypads

backlit membrane switch

ALMAX offers four backlighting technologies for your membrane switches and rubber keypads:

  • MaxFilm proprietary backlighting
  • LED backlighting
  • Fiber optic backlighting
  • Electroluminescent backlighting

We can integrate lighting into specialty switches and offer multiple colors to meet your brand and product requirements.  Additionally, our proprietary MaxFilm backlighting technologies provide consistent lighting of large areas at a reasonable price point.

MaxFilm Backlighting

MaxLight Membrane switch Logo

Our proprietary MaxFilm backlighting technology adds illumination to icons and large areas of membrane switch graphics without the high cost and limitations of other backlighting methods such as fiber optics or electroluminescent.

MaxFilm Backlighting Key Benefits

  • Lights Large Areas
  • Durable Construction
  • Multiple Colors Available
  • Low Energy Needs
  • Greater Luminous Output Than Fiber Optics
  • Typically Lower Cost

LED Backlighting

LED technology produces clean clear light with very low energy needs.  Not only does our LED process create a more durable illumination than any membrane switch backlight, but it also allows for greater flexibility during design.

LED Backlighting Key Benefits

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

Fiber Optic Backlighting

Fiber optic backlighting typically gives a higher total light illumination than you will get from other backlighting technologies. You can integrate fiber-optic technology into nearly any membrane switch or product.

Fiber Optic Backlighting Key Benefits

  • High Light Output
  • Low Energy Needs

Electroluminescent Backlighting

ALMAX can integrate electroluminescent, or EL lighting, into membrane switches, flat panel displays, and other electronic interface assemblies.  Virtually any size electronic interface can be lit using electroluminescent lighting technology.   Our electronics manufacturing expertise makes us an ideal supply chain partner for EL lit interfaces, either full assemblies or discrete components.

Electroluminescent Backlighting Key Benefits

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