An illuminated keyboard, also called a light-up keyboard, has an EL film or light-emitting diode (LED) that lights up the keys from underneath. It makes the keys more visible in dark or poorly lit areas. It is commonly used in applications requiring a dim working area, such as a photo darkroom or projection room.
Types of Illuminated Keyboards
Kinds of Illuminated Keyboards include the following:
Outline light illuminated keyboard
This type of illuminating keyboard uses the light to trace the outline of each key. It provides a more subdued light and reduces glare from the keyboard.
Solid illuminated keyboard
This type of illuminating keyboard lights up the entire key or the whole keyboard surface. It provides a brighter light and makes the keys more visible, but it usually consumes more power.
Choosing Illuminated Keyboards (Buying tips)
Light controls: Choose an illuminated keyboard that allows you to turn off the light when not in use. Look for one with a timed shutoff that dims or shuts off the light after being idle for a certain period.
Brightness: Choose an illuminated keyboard that allows you to adjust the level of brightness for use in different situations and lighting conditions.
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