Profiled LED backlight technology minimizes set up costs

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics – LED lighting, backlighting and industrial fibre optic transmission components – has announced that it has invested in new equipment at its Cornwall manufacturing centre to support an increased demand for its Profiled LED backlighting technology. Profiled backlights make it financially viable for designers requiring displays for mid and low volume applications to be able to specify a full-custom display – both in colour and shape – as set up charges are minimal and MOQs are very low.

Comments OMC’s commercial director, William Heath: “We have seen an upturn in demand for our backlights from sectors including handheld instrumentation, POS and general industrial applications where the customer has seen the benefit of having a unique brand identity which is only achievable using a custom display. Therefore we have invested in new, bespoke plant and machinery – this has increased our capacity by 50%.”

Profiled backlight technology is often the only economic option for production volumes under 10,000 pieces. The technology ensures that very consistent illumination is provided across the entire display. Uniquely, they can feature single or dual chip LEDs depending on power output availability and requirements, and they are available in a range of single colours including blue and white as well as full RGB. Complementing a standard product range which numbers over 250 different sizes, OMC can turn around bespoke-shaped backlight samples in as little as five working days with set up costs starting as low as £50. OMC supports its customers during the design process to simplify module design and assembly costs by integrating assembly features into the backlights.



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