LCD Backlight Color Options

There are many decisions to make when backlighting an LCD display since the color of the display can impact the overall look, feel, and functionality of your application. The type of display will also affect the overall look of the display; whether it's STN vs. FSTN, or Positive vs. Negative display modes. Below are examples of the wide variety from which there is to choose.




Roll over images to see what the display looks like with and without the backlight turned on.

STN (+) Gray Background, Blue Text LCD Display:

White LED Backlight

Red LED Backlight

Yellow-Green LED Backlight

Orange LED Backlight





STN (+) Yellow-Green Background, Blue-Green Text LCD Display

Yellow-Green LED Backlight

Pure Green LED Backlight


STN (-) Blue Background, White Text LCD Display

Blue LED Backlight


FSTN (+) Gray Background, Black Text LCD Display

Transflective polarizers have both reflecting and transmitting properties and offer the most versatile viewing characteristics. They can be viewed in direct sunlight and when combined with a backlight in low light conditions.

White LED Backlight

Red LED Backlight

Orange LED Backlight

Pure Green LED Backlight

Blue LED Backlight

Amber LED Backlight








FSTN (-) Black Background, Gray Text LCD Display

Transmissive LCDs always require a backlight and provide the highest brightness display. They are best suited for applications where direct sunlight viewing is not involved.

White LED Backlight

Red LED Backlight

Orange LED Backlight

Pure Green LED Backlight

Blue LED Backlight

Amber LED Backlight










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