Transflective LCD Displays
Blaze Display Technology Co., Ltd. | Updated: Nov 27, 2018
Transflective displays combine backlighting and ambient light reflection to illuminate the pixels, resulting in a display with both transmissive and reflective properties.
How do transflective LCDs work?
In a transflective LCD, a backlight is used to illuminate the screen in low-light conditions, such as indoors or at night. In bright light conditions, such as outdoors or direct sunlight, the screen can be viewed by reflecting ambient light off the surface of the LCD.
Transflective LCD uses
Transflective LCDs are commonly used in industrial and medical equipment, where it's essential to have high visibility in any lighting conditions. They are also widely used in marine, military, and aviation applications where the operator needs to see the display in bright and low light conditions.
Advantages of transflective LCDs
l High visibility and contrast: Transflective LCDs combine the benefits of reflective and transmissive displays, providing good visibility in both bright sunlight and low-light environments.
l Low power consumption: Transflective LCDs do not require a backlight always on, which reduces power consumption and extends battery life when the backlight is off.
l Wide viewing angles: Transflective LCDs have wider viewing angles than reflective LCDs.
Disadvantages of transflective LCDs
l Limited color depth: Transflective LCDs typically have a reduced color depth compared to transmissive LCDs, which can affect overall image quality.