Digital Light Processing (DLP)

Technology / Television (TV) / Digital Light Processing (DLP): A microdisplay technology invented by Texas Instruments, DLP is based on a digital micromirror device (DMD), a chip with millions of hinged, microscopic mirrors attached, each of which corresponds to a single pixel in the projected image. Red, green, and blue light filtered through a color wheel is directed alternately onto the DMD, which switches on and off up to 5,000 times a second. The reflected light is directed through a lens and onto a screen, creating an image. High-end HDTV projectors use a three-chip solution, with separate DMD's for green, red, and blue, and forego the color wheel.

Other Words for Light

Light Verb Synonyms: turn on, switch on, put on
Light Noun Synonyms: illumination, brightness, daylight, lamplight, candlelight, firelight, gaslight, torchlight, starlight, moonlight, sunlight, gegenschein, counterglow
Light Adjective Synonyms: ignite, set alight, set or put a match to, kindle, burn, touch off, set fire to, fire

Lighter-Than-Air Craft (LTAC)

Technology / Aviation / Lighter-Than-Air Craft (LTAC): Generally referring to powered blimps and dirigibles, but often also includes free balloons. MORE

Lighten Up

Business / Finance / Lighten Up: Selling some part of a stock or bond position in a portfolio to realize capital gains or to losses or increase cash assets. MORE


Life Style / Painting / Lightfast: A pigments resistance to fading on long exposure to sunlight. Watercolors are rated lightfast on a scale of I-IV. I and II ratings are the most permanent. MORE