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1. A type of spotlight, used in photography, that illuminates a subject from behind.
2. A light that amplifies the brightness of an LCD screen by illuminating it from behind.
tr.v. back·light·ed or back·lit (-lĭt′), back·light·ing, back·lights
To light from behind: The photographer backlit the subject for a dramatic effect.


1. (Photography) photog light falling on a photographic or television subject from the rear
2. (Electronics) electronics a light source at the back of an LCD screen
vb (tr)
to light (the subject) from a source positioned behind it



n., v. -light•ed -lit, -light•ing. n.
1. a light source placed behind an object, person, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
2. to illuminate (something) from behind: a backlit screen on a computer.
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Available in 40-inch screen size the Bravia WE5 is integrated with eco-friendly features, such as the HCFL Backlight Panel which uses up to 50 per cent less energy compared to other LCD TV models, thus achieving lower power consumption even while maintaining full high definition picture (HD) quality.
Input voltages are 5, 6, 12, and 24 Vdc for CCFL and UVFL lamps and 5, 12, and 24 Vdc for HCFL lamps.