- 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.
- Transflective LCDs: their 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 can be viewed in low light conditions.
- Reflective LCDs: their polarizers are used in high ambient light environments or whenever sufficient power is NOT available to drive a backlight.
For more information visit our "Intro to Display Technology" section.