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


Area Backlights:

The Metabright™ series Area Backlight is a high performance and uniform light source for silhouetting and transmissive applications. Using a Full Array LED layout, we can pack more LEDs per square inch to provide greater intensity, uniformity and performance.  The Metabright™ Area Backlight Series is available with a wide variety of LED colors and sizes including White, Red, Green, Blue, IR, UVS, UVL and RGB with independent color control and with active areas ranging from 1”x1” (25mm x 25mm) to custom order sizes of 5’ x 5’ (1.5m x 1.5m).


  • Up to 50 SMD LED's per inch array makes our backlights the brightest most stable backlights
  • Exclusive optical lens provides high uniformity (+/- 5%), shadow-free backlight illumination 
  • 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
  • Backlight shapes/sizes include low profile, narrow and large area backlights
  • Options include built-in line remote & potentiometer intensity control
  • Can be operated in either DC mode or Strobed using your preferred controller/driver


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

Area Backlight

Typical Backlight Configuration

Power Source: 24VDC +/-10%
Cable: 10 foot / (3.05 m) cable with flying leads
Uniformity: +/- 5%
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Operating Temperature:  -30 °C to 60 °C
Lifetime Expectancy: 75,000 hours
Illuminance: 30,000 - 60,000 Lux*
Compliance: CE, RoHS
Intensity Control: Optional

*Please contact your Metaphase representative for possible higher intensity versions.


Wavelength Colors

Please contact your Metaphase representative for information regarding wavelengths that do not appear above.

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Model Active Area (inches) Drawings
MB-BL10x23 .39"x.91"

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MB-BL105 1"x1"       
MB-BL205 2"x2"       
MB-BL305 2"x4"       
MB-BL4X4 4"x4"       
MB-BL410 5"x5"       
MB-BL510 5"x10"       
MB-BL5X17 5"x17"       
MB-BL5X20 5"x20"       
MB-BL5X35 5"x35"       
MB-BL6X4 6"x4"       
MB-BL6X6 6"x6"       
MB-BL6X10 6"x10"       
MB-BL6X12 6"x12"       
MB-BL6X20 6"x20"       
MB-BL8X32 8"x32"       
MB-BL610 10"x10"       
MB-BL10X12 10"x12"       
MB-BL10X16 10"x16"       
MB-BL10X20 10"x20"       
MB-BL10X52 10"x52"       
MB-BL11X56 11"x56" Contact Metaphase for CAD drawings  
MB-BL12X12 12"x12"       
MB-BL15X15 15"x15"       
MB-BL15X20 15"x20" Contact Metaphase for CAD drawings
MB-BL18X18 18"x18"       
MB-BL20X25 20"x25"       
MB-BL20X30 20"x30"  
MB-BL20X40 20"x40"
MB-BL24X24 24"x24"



IP (Ingress Protection) Rated Options

Please contact Metaphase or your local representative for information regarding IP rated versions of this light for harsh environments
(water, dust, etc).


Driver & Strobe Options

We Offer our lights with many different driver configurations to make the lights compatible with the latest LED controllers and Vision Cameras. This provides greater flexibility, control, and convenience when integrating Metaphase illumination systems.

some drivers may not be compatible with all sizes due to current requirements etc. Please contact a Metaphase Representative for details.

Please call Metaphase at 215-639-8699 or your local representative for any additional information.




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