Sunlight Illuminated LCD Display

LG is unveiling a display that is illuminated by sunlight while outdoors, which means it helps decrease power consumption of notebooks by 75% while outside.

Leveraging LG Display's "Backlight Data Signal Switching Technology", the use of selective reflection plates in existing backlight panels enables the switch from reflective mode in a high luminance setting (sunlight) to transmissive mode in a low luminance setting (indoors and at night). This is the first LCD panel to allow users to easily switch from backlight use (transmissive mode) to outdoor reflective mode with the touch of a button.

That means the amount of battery power needed to run the notebook while outside falls to just 25% of previous levels.

Source: treehugger.comAdded: 26 January 2009