Illuminated operating concepts

Illuminated control panel
Glass control panel with backlit capacitive keys and a backlit design lettering
Key frame and symbol illumination for a membrane keypad

Individual illumination of operating units

The illumination of data input devices and components is necessary in poor visibility conditions. This applies to areas of application such as mining, control and driver’s cabs in transportation, studio technology, defense technology, operating rooms or outdoor info systems. But aesthetic requirements are also playing an increasingly important role. Representative are the areas of point-of-sales, exhibition and conference, intelligent furniture or building technology..

For illuminated control units, various technologies exist with which any type of illumination can be realized. GETT integrates almost any lighting technology. This ranges from the point lighting of a switch to the diffuse backlighting of design elements to the complex lighting concept of control panels with touch screen. Newer technologies such as organic LEDs (OLED) or transparent light-conducting films (Lightguide) as well as integrated combinations (e.g. LEDs with diffusing screens) result in interesting, sophisticated options.

In addition to the pure realization of lighting, GETT develops the necessary control and regulating elements for brightness control, color selection, symbolism represented by light or automated switching on and off.

Types of lighting

  • Symbol illumination
  • Full key surface illumination
  • Border illumination of the control elements
  • Backlighting of the entire user interface
  • Backlighting of design elements
  • Combinations of the different types of lighting
  • Direct or diffused lighting

Lighting Technologies

  • Use of LED in different colors and technologies (for direct and indirect lighting)
  • Electroluminescent films
  • Light guide films
    (transparent films with light refraction by punctual roughening)
  • Light guides
  • OLED
  • Scattering discs and plates for diffusion
  • Light shafts

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