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    Question where to get cheap EL foil for Char LCD backlight?

    Hi,
    I recently bought 6 character lcds ( 40x2) with HD 44780 controller without backlight- today i looked at my grafical lcd (128x128) i also recently bought and noticed that the char lcds have the space to put Electro luminescence foil to make backlight . So i looked on ebay germany and there is only a shop from Hong kong selly kits with 4.9' x 5.9' piece of foil .
    and that for 20€

    Any shop around where to get bigger pieces for less money ????

    if possible with good reputation and secure paiment like paypal etc .

    Many thanks

    Felix
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    Farnell

    I think you can get that at Farnell and in various colors

    www.farnell.com
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    You can buy 1" wide strips of EL paper at many computer modding web sites. It wont work well for a big 128x128 screen, but it should be enough for 2 lines of character.

    heres one site that sells it:
    http://www.plycon.com/ltape.htm

    There are more, but i dont have time to search for them right now.
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    also check www.beingseen.com but their prices aren't all that great

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    I tried it already, but your char. displays are reflective, and don't let any light thru from the back
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