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Film Enhancements With AGDisplays

Unlock your LCD's potential through energy-saving passive film enhancements. AGDisplays offers different film enhancements to increase your LCD's functionality and versatility. We provide optical film enhancements for industrial LCDs, LCD televisions, notebook and desktop LCDs. Our products can be retrofitted into any LCD to increase the efficiency of existing visual technology. High bright enhancements increase brightness by 40 to 145 percent and intensify the display's contrast, while anti-glare enhancements minimize reflections from ambient lighting noticeably-improving readability. We maintain state-of-the-art class 1000 clean room facilities equipped with an automated laminating and temperature controlled de-laminating equipment. Our passive integration technology has a variety of benefits for your LCD in terms of performance results.

Evaluating and analyzing the panel's stock film stack is a crucial step in determining the most effective passive film enhancement. Our experienced technicians evaluate and suggest the best recipe available to optimize brightness. While the addition of brightness enhancement films can achieve a brightness increase, many times multiple configurations can be assessed to allow the customer several custom performances.

AGDisplays assures that all enhancement processes produce the desired outcome for our customers, while maintaining the integrity of the LCD panel. AGDisplays has a precise method in terms of final quality control testing. We do final QC testing on every single product that leaves our facility. Our final QC testing is how we maintain a low fallout percentage on not only our film enhancement processes, but on all of our services. Furthermore, AGDisplays employs incoming quality control testing procedures to ensure quality products. This not only guarantees us that we are receiving quality products, but it also helps us pinpoint any defects we may come across while troubleshooting.


  • Higher brightness output without an increase in power
  • Resistance to scratches and contaminants
  • Increased display contrast and readability
  • Increased color sharpness
  • Increased side-view abilities
  • Privacy of information
  • Increased overall display clarity and image quality


Our expertly trained team knows that LCD panel manufacturers use various configurations of optical films to direct, brighten, and diffuse the light produced from the backlight source. For systems requiring lower power use, film enhancements are installed to help your product achieve the targeted brightness level while using lower power consumption.

Anti-reflective and protection enhancements improve the durability and lifetime of your display surface. Our anti-reflective properties will increase the contrast and sharpness as well as decrease the reflection from your LCD screen, without having to increase your LCD's power consumption-keeping money in your pocket. We can increase the wide angle view performance of the panel while keeping haziness low. On the other hand, we also have films to increase privacy and decrease side viewability. This is a great tool to keep your customers' sensitive data safe while they use ATMs, mobile devices and point of sale (credit/debit card) applications.


Brightness enhancement film or BEF film can increase the brightness of liquid crystal displays through improved management of the existing light produced by the backlight. The prisms on the brightness enhancement film redirect light from the backlight toward the LCD user. Brightness Enhancement Films utilize refraction and reflection to increase the efficiency of your backlight source, regardless of the source (CCFL or LED). BEF allows light to exit the LCD at a specific angle. Light outside of this angle is reflected back into the LCD until it exits at the proper angle. Multiple Brightness Enhancement Films used in unison can absorb and reflect light from both the 0 and 90 degree absorption angles and can increase the light output while maintaining the recommended current draw of the stock LCD.


Another transmissive film used to increase brightness is the Dual Brightness Enhancement Film, or DBEF, as it is commonly referred to. DBEF is a thin film reflective polarizer that captures and uses light normally lost to absorption in the bottom LCD polarizer and redirects it until allowing it to exit the LCD backlight assembly at the proper angle. Using DBEF film in conjunction with BEF film can often offer the highest yield of light output. The correct mating of BEF and DBEF films is critical when designing a film enhancement to assure the maximum return is achieved. Multiple versions of DBEF are available; this allows the correct film to be chosen for each specific application. AGDisplays stocks multiple version of this film so we can quickly identify, and implement the correct solution, resulting in less time loss during the engineering stage of development.


ESR is an acronym for Enhanced Specular Reflector; this reflective film is designed to maximize the usage and distribution of light from an LCD's light source. The ESR film is placed in the backlight cavity, providing improved bulb cavity light extraction. The ESR is a thin, 100% polymer film with a reflectivity of 98.5% across the visible spectrum; it uses hundreds of microscopically thin polymer layers that alternate in size to reflect light. Integration of the film also allows more light to be recycled, reducing the required energy needed to power the LCD. Moreover, the light distribution from the LCD's light source increases the LCD's viewing angle. This film used in conjunction with other brightness enhancing films can obtain the highest light output, especially when designing a solution for use in direct sunlight light.


Diffusion films improve LCD functionality by providing brightness uniformity throughout the active area. Light travelling through the stack up of an LCD will have no direction and be travelling in all directions. The function of the diffuser film is to redirect light in one direction, toward the next film. Employing diffuser films can provide up to 98% total light transmittance. This film also works by blending light from different lamps together, creating even intensity and distribution of the light.


AGDisplays uses specialized light control films to block screen images from those who are not directly in front of an LCD's viewing area; these films work but acting as blinders to those who are not in direct view of the LCD. Light control films direct light only in the direction of the user. Adding a privacy film layer protects screens from scratches and smudges, extending the life of your product. AGDisplays can help you protect your customers' information with the installation of privacy film on your panels.