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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.
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Noun1.backlighting - lighting from behindbacklighting - lighting from behind      
lighting - apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film
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With a unique backlight system structure, the X93D series realizes grid array backlighting, which was previously only achievable with full-array direct LED backlights.
LEDs have become the dominant technology for backlighting LCD displays in TVs and desktop monitors.
5, 2012 (CENS) -- Driven by increasing demand for LCD TV backlighting modules, as well as from Apple's iPad and iPad mini, Coretronic Corp.
It features full-array LED backlighting using local dimming technology to produce a 2,000,000:1 mega contrast ratio, TruMotion technology for smooth motion images, an Energy Star's 3.
MicroLens[TM] edge-lighting modules from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) provide white LED backlighting for LCDs.
SDK'; TSE: 4004) has launched its proprietary gallium-nitride-based near ultraviolet and green light-emitting diode (LED) chips for use in general white lighting and backlighting of large LCD screens, respectively.
Omron Corp has unveiled a new backlighting system for illuminating displays in mobiles and handheld computers, which the company claims can extend battery life up to ten times compared with conventional technology.
developed Acrylite GP P95, a black/white acrylic sheet (Cyro color 1124-1) made from a special pigment formulation designed for 10-19% light transmittance when backlit but appearing dark and opaque without backlighting.
Television Backlighting to Become Multi-Billion Dollar LED Application
With the introduction of the AS3824, ams is the first semiconductor manufacturer to provide an LED backlighting controller that is ready to support the latest Dolby Vision standard for UHD displays, enabling display manufacturers to achieve a stunning contrast between light and dark and the deepest black rendition, said Bernd Krafthoefer, Marketing Manager for Power Management business line at ams.
KEY SPECS: These flexible LED backlights are asserted to cost up to 80 percent less than standard backlighting technology.
a major supplier of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in liquid crystal display (LCD) panel backlighting, expects to continue to post record high revenue in July thanks to increasing backlight product shipments.