GB-r Backlight Brings Saturated Colour to Iiyama

Iiyama’s XB3070WQS is a 30″, colour-rich LCD monitor. Covering 146% of the sRGB gamut, 109% of Adobe RGB and 104% of NTSC, the unit is intended for professional photographers, graphic and web designers. The gamut coverage is achieved by fitting the monitor with a GB-r-LED backlight, which is said to enable a wider, richer range of colours on the display.

To suit long periods of use, the XB3070WQS features an adjustable stand. It can tilt (0 deg to 17 deg ), swivel (45 deg left and right) and is height adjustable to 107mm. The AH-IPS panel also ensures that off-angle viewing will not result in dramatic colour shifts.

The monitor has 2560 x 1600 (16:10) resolution. Due to the IPS panel it also boasts 178 deg viewing angles, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time. The LED backlight supplies 350 cd/m² of brightness. DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA ports are featured, alongside two 3W speakers.
Iiyama’s XB3070WQS is available now for €700, ex VAT.

A GB-r LED is a modified type of WLED backlight, also known as a GB-LED. It is intended to overcome the narrower colour gamut that LED backlights provide, compared to CCFL. Instead of a blue diode coated in yellow phosphor, the GB-r combines blue and green diodes with a red phosphor. The technology creates strong spectral peaks for the RGB colours, rather than a blue peak and broad yellow region. These backlights are also being used in monitors from other companies, such as LG (the EA83) and NEC (the PA272W).