3M Showcases New LCD Energy Savings

3M has rolled out its newest optical film product for LCD HD units, the Vikuiti DBEF D3-260, which was designed for substantially reducing energy output for DTV sets with screens smaller than 40 inches. (Vikuiti is a trademark of 3M.)

The St. Paul, Minn.-based company said its proprietary Vikuiti DBEF (Dual Brightness Enhancement Films) approach offers overall energy savings of up to 32 percent without sacrificing performance or image quality.

According to 3M, this newest in the Vikuiti DBEF D3 series increases video brightness by recycling polarized light, while enhancing an HD display’s viewing angle. The upgraded technology is based on multilayer optical film core technology developed by 3M scientists.

As it did last year, 3M will again be demoing its latest energy-saving technology at FPD International, Oct. 28-30, in Yokohama, Japan (Booth 2606). “FPD” is Flat Panel Display.

The company will also show its new field-sequential 3D optical film for handheld devices designed for auto-stereoscopic 3D viewing and other handheld devices without special glasses.