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Transparent displays for night vision devices

Transparent displays bring digital information to the line of sight

A night vision device based on image intensification is an optical device that takes available light and amplifies it. This makes surroundings easier to see, even on the darkest nights. It becomes a necessity in many mission-critical operations and law enforcement tactical operations at night, being used to find people, or for navigation and surveillance, or for pilots operating an helicopter when it's dark. 

With LUMINEQ transparent displays, night vision devices can be made even more useful for guided operations and enhanced situational awareness by showing overlay dynamic information in user's line of sight. The mission-critical information, such as heading, speed, attitude, location and distance to the target, helps users to make informed decisions. With night vision goggles (NVG) you lose depth perception because you are looking through an electronic image. When you have to work with a reduced field of vision like this, getting critical information in the line of sight can compensate for those limitations.

Ultra-rugged with excellent transmission and optical properties, the LUMINEQ transparent display allows line-of-sight deployment at the focal point. LUMINEQ technology enables rich segmented display content and high-resolution micro matrixes with details down to 10 micrometers. This makes it possible for us to also create transparent micro displays that can be used on magnifying optics. 

How does it work?

LUMINEQ transparent displays are emissive and feature over 90% superior transparency. The uniform emitting display glass can be placed to the line of sight covering the whole optical path meaning that light pollution, glare or light scattering can be minimized, and hence achieve the best possible night vision image. No projection system is needed. 


Compared to OLED and LCD solutions

Currently there is no other rugged display technology that is placed straight to the optical path of optical devices. Competing technologies like OLED and LCD displays are placed outside of the optical path, needing complex and delicate optics to project the image to the line of sight and requiring additional space within the optical device. Typically, these technologies and the beam splitters and prisms used introduce light scattering and glare within the optical path that weakens the displayed image, hence the critical information displayed. The materials used in OLEDs and LCDs are affected by the environment, they're sensitive to moisture, sunlight, heat and cold. 

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Earthquake resistance


Inorganic solid-state design to tolerate shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures from -100°C to 105°C.

Crystal Clear

Optical uniformity

Clear as glass with over 90% transparency, good optical clarity with minimum haze.  


Reduced weight

Reduce weight by up to 1kg by transforming mechanics to digital solutions with simplified construction.


Low power consumption

Self-emissive technology. Power consumption is as low as a few milliwatts. 


Adjustable brightness

Adjustable brightness from a few nits, or candela, to thousands.

Fully customizable

Fully customizable

Offer fully custom reticle designs and cost-efficient standardized driver board.



ELT32S-RETICLE-BAT is a LUMINEQ technology demonstrator for scope and night vision device manufacturers. It enables manufacturers to easily evaluate and prototype LUMINEQ displays in existing optical systems for proof of concept and real-world testing of the technology. Learn more.


ELT119S-RETICLE is a mass production-ready digital reticle display unveiled at Shot Show 2022. It has a comprehensive reticle design, which includes BDC reticle with Christmas tree-shaped holdover dots, dynamic drop dot and range information. Learn more.

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