Metaphase Technologies, Inc.



Hyperspectral Illumination

SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared)

Multispectral Illumination

Line Lights / Line Scan

ExoLight™ (Linear Illuminators)

Barcode Lighting



Harsh Environment / Washdown

Diffused Dome / Tube Lights

LED Pattern Projector

LED Light Engines & Fiber Illumination

Front Lights

Diffused Axial Lights

Ring Lights

Off-Axis Ring Lights

High Power Flood Light

Flat Dome Lights

Strobe Lights/Law Enforcement

Manual Dimmers

Power Supplies


Horticultural Lights


Standard and MetaBrightTM Series 
Backlighting is one of the most popular forms of vision inspection illumination, providing maximum contrast between object and scene and producing a high contrast image with consistent edge definition. Metaphase Backlights combine the latest high brightness LEDs with exclusive optical lensing to create high intensity and uniform (+/- 5%), shadow-free illumination.

Metaphase offers a wide variety of backlights to suit the needs of various applications:  Area, Linear, Narrow, and our highly compact Thin Backlights.  Backlights can be configured for various wavelengths and other custom options.



  • Up to 50 SMD LED's per inch array makes our backlights bright and stable
  • Exclusive optical lens provides high uniformity (+/- 5%), shadow-free backlight illumination 
  • High Density Precision Chip Technology (HDPCT)
  • Unique thermal management design draws heat directly from the die ensuring long life 
  • Metaphase Technologies has the largest selection of Backlights in the vision industry. 
  • Backlights with in-line and built-in strobe circuit available -(Simply provide 24VDC to power light and trigger signal to strobe the backlight) 
  • Backlight shapes/sizes include low profile, narrow and large area backlights 
  • Options include in-line remote & potentiometer intensity control


  • Absence/presence of objects 
  • Defect detection in glass/plastic containers 
  • Object tracking (Fish in aquarium) 
  • PCB (printed circuit board) through-hole lead detection 
  • Web inspection (pin-holes in web) 
  • Bottle cap detection 
  • Bolt/Screw thread inspection 
  • Glass Sheet defect detection 
  • Sub-pixel dimensional inspection


Metaphase Backlight in use on a pick and place factory line for cosmetic assembly


Area Backlights [+] View Details
Area Backlights This MetaBright™ Area backlight provides uniform lighting (+/- 5%) using high density precision chips technology (HDPCT) with ultrabright LEDs.
Economical Backlight [+] View Details
Economical Backlight Economical Backlights combine the latest high brightness LEDs with Metaphase's laser-edged Lumiform technology to produce highly uniform (+/5 to +/- 10%) illumination, eliminating hotspots and glare. This breakthrough in light guiding diffusion makes this one of Metaphase's most affordable models.
Linear Backlights [+] View Details
Linear Backlights MetaBright™ diffused linear backlights provide uniform lighting (±5 to ±10%) using high density precision chips technology (HDPCT) with the super bright LEDs.
Narrow Backlight [+] View Details
Narrow Backlight MetaBright™ diffused narrow Backlights provide uniform lighting (+/- 5%) using high density precision chip technology (HDPCT) with the super bright LEDs.
Thin Backlight [+] View Details
Thin Backlight MetaBright™ diffused Thin Backlights have a very small form factor and are ideal for tight space applications. These lights provide high intensity and uniform lighting (+/- 5%) using high density precision chip technology (HDPCT).
Collimated Backlight [+] View Details
Collimated Backlight The Collimated Backlight Series is a high performance, uniform, and Collimated light source for high precision silhouetting and transmissive applications. These lights are collimated in both the X and Y dimension.
Collimated Tube Backlight [+] View Details
Collimated Tube Backlight The Collimated Tube Backlight uses LED illumination to direct light onto test objects to produce high contrast silhouettes.
MetaStandard Backlights [+] View Details
MetaStandard Backlights Our line of MetaStandard Backlights provides a more economical option to our lineup of MetaBright Backlights for applications requiring large active areas for silhouetting or trans-missive applications.
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