Reflector has been manufacturing VFDs since the 1970s, and purchased a monochrome production line from NEC in the 1980s. The company believes that its low voltage structure provides high brightness and long lifetime (approx. 100,000 hrs), and that it can undersell the Japanese while delivering equal performance and quality. Reflector's current volume is several million units per year.

Published: December 1994; WTEC Hyper-Librarian