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Illuminator (backlight)

An Electro Luminescent (EL) Backlight LCD development used in some Casio watches (Also known as Fox Fire). The Timex corporation have their very own similar technology called INDIGLO.

Additional recommended knowledge


In response to the INDIGLO nightlight which Timex had introduced in 1992, Casio included an electroluminescent backlight on its modules. One of the first models was the Casio DW-5600E, also well-known as G-Shock ILLUMINATOR, (where the "E" of the model's number mean Electro Luminescent) since one of the things that highlights in this clock was the blue/green light that makes the display visible at any light conditions.

In reference to this, domestic models (Japan) would typically bear the term "Foxfire", while export models bore "ILLUMINATOR."

See also


  • Umbreakable. Carlos Perez, August 30, 2002. Accessed May 2006.

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