Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announces its LED-based high-brightness backlights that offer exceptional thinness, down to 0.4 mm or less. They provide slim molded light guide BLUs for backlighting LCDs in an array of consumer electronics products, as well as in the keypads/keyboards used in mobile phones, and laptop and desktop PCs. Proprietary MicroLens light extraction technology and improved manufacturing processes make thin light guide packages to meet the demand for a smaller, slimmer size with no sacrifice in performance. This technology can reduce the number of LEDs required, providing bright, uniform light in a thinner form factor with no hot spots or dark areas. The result is BLUs that offer the thinness of electroluminescent (EL) backlighting.