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    News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    New film by FLEx Lighting creates thin front-side illumination for e-readers.
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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    That looks brilliant, I hate having to use well lit rooms to be able to read my Kindle. It can mean I am unable to read at times where I have nothing else to do

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    then get a clip on light in the pound shop for- wait for it - a quid

    There is no need to suffer any longer . . . .

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    then get a clip on light in the pound shop for- wait for it - a quid

    There is no need to suffer any longer . . . .
    This is very true but I'm having difficulty coping with the constant down-sizing of e-readers when you have to slap on a large and un-aesthetically pleasing awkward light that needs its own batteries which will also need replacing and I'm likely to lose. It's counter intuitive.

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    But these are things we knew when we bought the kindle So while this Flex light is great - we probably won't see it for a while.
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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    the fact that it is at the same illumination as the surroundings is a huge plus point for the kindle, this negates that completely. It'll be closer to reading it on a tablet.

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    Quote Originally Posted by 13thmonkey View Post
    the fact that it is at the same illumination as the surroundings is a huge plus point for the kindle, this negates that completely. It'll be closer to reading it on a tablet.
    You only use it when it's dark!

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    Quote Originally Posted by 13thmonkey View Post
    the fact that it is at the same illumination as the surroundings is a huge plus point for the kindle, this negates that completely. It'll be closer to reading it on a tablet.
    Only if you're forced to use it at full brightness. I would imagine there'll be some sort of control for that, at least they'd be daft not to add it in; all it needs is a potentiometer.

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    Quote Originally Posted by 13thmonkey View Post
    the fact that it is at the same illumination as the surroundings is a huge plus point for the kindle, this negates that completely. It'll be closer to reading it on a tablet.
    I would imagine the brightness will be variable, and probably go down to 0, as that would also preserve battery which is a massive selling point on e-readers.

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    Re: News - FLEx Lighting's LED film, perhaps worth adding to 2012's Kindles

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    I would imagine the brightness will be variable, and probably go down to 0, as that would also preserve battery which is a massive selling point on e-readers.
    Not to mention that a front-light is, optically speaking, twice as efficient as a backlit monochrome screen and 6 times as efficient as an RGB screen (e.g. a tablet).

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