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Issue date:Jun-05-2012

Protecting the Eyes of The Modern Person Who Tends to Look

at Displays for Long Periods of Time!

Launching a New Model of LCD Protective Film

for the iPad 2012 and iPad 2

Featuring Great Reduction of “Blue Light”


ELECOM CO., LTD. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan; President: Junji Hada) will launch the new “TB-A12FLBLG” for the iPad in early June, an LCD protective film that protects the eyes by greatly reducing the blue light emitted by LED LCD displays.

People nowadays tend to spend long periods of time staring at LCD displays as part of their everyday lives, which is causing more and more people to be concerned about their eyes becoming dry or tired. It is said that one reason for this is that the light emitted by LED LCD displays contains a “blue light” that is detrimental to the eyes. Blue light is also found within natural light and it is an element that is essential for displaying color. However, it is also the strongest light within the visible ray spectrum, and it has enough energy to penetrate straight through, passing the cornea and crystalline lens of the eye without being absorbed, and reaching the retina, which can cause it to deteriorate. Exposure to blue light for long periods of time can stimulate the ciliary muscle, causing the eye pupils to contract. This can cause a series of symptoms such as eyestrain, dry eyes, or it can also misalign your internal body clock as it suppresses the secretion of sleep-inducing melatonin.

The “TB-A12FLBLG” is a new series of LCD protective film that greatly reduces the emission of this “blue light”; it has been developed specifically for the modern person who has a tendency to spend long periods of time looking at LCD displays. ELECOM will launch one model for PCs, followed by another model for the iPad. As well as having a low reflectance of 1.1% that suppresses the glare on the screen, it also reduces the burden on the eyes by providing 99% UV protection, reliably blocking ultra-violet rays which are harmful to the eyes and body. This film has been specifically designed by considering every possible angle in order to protect the eyes.

This product not only protects the eyes by efficiently reducing blue light, but it has also been designed to change colors as little as possible so they look natural. This is a higher grade of LCD protective film featuring a high transmittance of 91.7% for more beautiful, high quality images.

Additionally, this is a hard film featuring 3H surface hardness, which completely protects the surface from scratches.
It is made with a soft, adhesive silicone layer that is easy to apply neatly, with air bubbles being hardly noticeable; it is self-adhesive and can be reapplied easily. It includes a special spatula for applying the film, a dust removal sticker for removing dust and dirt from the screen, and a cleaning cloth. This product is also recommended for people who have been previously unhappy with films that cannot be applied neatly, or that end up with annoying air bubbles.



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Protecting the Eyes of The Modern Person Who Tends to Look

at Displays for Long Periods of Time!

Launching a new LCD protective film for the iPad 2012/iPad 2

that reduces blue light.
LCD Protective Film for The iPad that Reduces Blue Light “TB-A12FLBLG
Packaging Image Smooth, glossy finish / Hard coating that is resistant to scratches / Can be reapplied easily / Self-adhesive film that adheres itself naturally to the screen
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A model of LCD protective film for the iPad that protects the eyes by greatly reducing the blue light emitted by LED LCD displays.
It not only protects the eyes by efficiently reducing blue light, but it has also been designed to change colors as little as possible so they look natural.
Featuring a size that fits perfectly on the screen of the iPad 2012/iPad 2.
As well as suppressing the glare on the screen, it also features a superbly low reflectance that reduces the burden on the eyes (1.1% reflectance).
With a high transmittance, it reflects light cleanly, offering great transparency and providing more beautiful, high quality images (91.7% transmittance).
Hard film that completely protects the surface from scratches (3H surface hardness).
Reliably blocks ultra-violet rays, which are so harmful to the eyes and body (99% UV protection).
Touch panels can be used as normal while the film is attached to the screen. *Depending on individual differences, touch operations may not be supported on certain displays.
Made with a soft, self-adhesive silicone layer that is easy to apply neatly, with air bubbles and scratches being hardly noticeable.
Includes a special spatula for applying the film neatly, a dust removal sticker, and a cleaning cloth.
 
Characteristics of Blue Light
Blue light is a color that is also found within natural light. However, its wavelength is extremely close to ultra-violet rays, which are harmful to the eyes and body, and it also has a high amount of energy. Hence, it is said that blue light is able to pass the cornea and crystalline lens of the eye without being absorbed, and can end up reaching the retina, which can cause it to deteriorate. There also concerns that exposure to blue light for long periods of time can have a detrimental effect on the eyes. Modern LCD displays frequently use LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) as backlight. However, it is necessary to be careful as the blue light component of these displays is greater when compared to fluorescent tube displays.
[Specifications]
Supported Devices: iPad 2012 model/iPad 2
Materials: surface: PET, adhesive surface: silicone ■ Accessories: cleaning cloth, dust removal sticker, spatula for applying the film



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