Better Customer Experiences
Backlighting can be an important design consideration to provide a more intuitive user experience for your end users.
Xymox offers two different options, Distributed LED Backlighting and Single Point LED Backlighting.
Old vs New way of Backlighting
Distributed LED Backlighting
As membrane switch users began to search for a better user experience, backlighting was seen as an area that could be enhanced. Newer constructions are using side fire LEDs to light entire keycap text and various icons on a panel to make the lighting more intuitive.
Single Point LED Backlighting
Xymox membrane switches can be built with surface mount LEDs embedded into the switch package to provide a cost effective way for backlighting. This construction would use top fire, single point LEDs which would typically light a small window next to a key or in the corner of a key.
Embossed LED Window