3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF)

  • 3M Product Number DBEF
  • 3M ID B5005047085

Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle

Boost efficiency by as much as 30%

Enhance picture quality

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  • Increase brightness over a wide viewing angle
  • Boost efficiency by as much as 30%
  • Enhance picture quality
  • Reduce thermal load
  • Save battery life
  • Recycle light that would otherwise be wasted

3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF) is a family of polymer-based multilayer optical films that have polycarbonate laminated to both sides that manage the polarization output of light from LCD backlights. It is a reflective polarizer film that improves polarization efficiency by transmitting one polarization state and reflecting the other, recycling light back into the system, which increases brightness over a wide viewing angle. The increase in efficiency enabled by 3M polarization control can be used to offset key variables like energy consumption and thermal load in LCD applications.

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    Energy Efficiency

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    Enhanced Picture Quality

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    Increased Brightness

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    Thermal Management

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Multilayer construction

We combine functional layers to create one powerful solution.

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  • Graphic showing how 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film with polarization control from 3M transmit the polarization of light that an LCD uses and reflect the polarization state it doesn’t back into the backlight where it bounces and returns.
  • Reuse light to your advantage

    Films with polarization control from 3M transmit the polarization of light that an LCD uses and reflect the polarization state it doesn‘t back into the backlight where it bounces and returns. Some of this light has changed polarization and is transmitted to the LCD, resulting in less wasted light and a more efficient display.

    3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film is a loose film versus solutions that are directly laminated to an LCD panel.

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    More sustainable screens. Possible with 3M.

    Did you know select 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film products are made with recycled plastics? That means more sustainable screens are possible when you choose 3M.

    Products include:
     

    • 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF-Qv2), which contains up to 31% recycled plastics*
    • 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF-D2-280 & DBEF D2-280), which contains up to 11% recycled plastics*
    • 3M™ Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF-D2-400 & DBEF D2-400), which contains up to 7% recycled plastics*

    *Based on ISO 14021:2016, FTC Green Guides, and UL recommendations and based on June 2021-June 2022 production excluding packaging or protective liners.

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