What is PLED?
PLED is a technique for creating illuminated displays, the result is a cool LED display with high brightness and large viewing angle. To learn how PLED’s are created you can find a detailed explanation and photo’s here
The most important aspects I’ve summed up here
What makes PLEDs unique?High brightness is achieved
Because PLEDs emit their own light, they are brighter, clearer, and have a virtually unlimited viewing angle. Their high contrast and wide dynamic brightness capabilities make them a better solution for night and daylight use. PLEDs also have a fast image refresh rate that is maintained at low temperature, which makes them ideal for full colour video in TV, internet devices, PDAs and next generation mobile phones. Because PLEDs do not require a power hungry backlight, they are energy efficient and are thinner and lighter weight.
What are the Benefits ?
Low energy consumption: High brightness at low voltage and high power efficiency are obtained as requested.
All colours of the visible spectrum: By the appropriate choice of the polymers, all colours are possible as well as non planar or even flexible devices.
No viewing angle dependence
Classical LCD / Backlight assembly (several producers) small viewing angle small response time high power consumption for activated backlight
Permits flexible lighting and displays
Simple to use technology: Polymer light emitting diodes are much cheaper to make than conventional solid state LEDs and lasers.
Useful for large area lightingThe MX6 and PLED
The Matrix Orbital MX6 uses the PLED technology to deliver very clear and crisp images, the viewing angle is extremely large, and the LEDs are very bright, even with sunlight shining onto the MX6 unit the display was still readable!
Through the LCDC software you can control the brightness of the PLED’s, from left to right we have 40 to 100% brightness setting: