“While producing car components, discussing, We realized that light has always been a necessity; the most important mean we have to perceive the world, to gain knowledge, to live; We noticed that light has always determined everything: our vision and visual comfort ; our tasks and performances, our security and safety, our relationships and social interactions, our surroundings and feelings; We acknowledged that its characteristics - where it is placed, how it is set, at which intensities, with which equipment - have always been, absurdly, underestimated despite their essential roles.
And since then, we were always committed – not just as an affectionate family, but as a united team;
not only to itself, but to the world - in transforming light into a material.
An innovative lighting system. An Italian art. Backlight.
In 1998, finally, we realized our dream, the dream of architecture;
A place where the experimentation and creation of Backlight, indeed, occurs;
A place where numerous prestigious fashion houses, famous international Lighting Designers, highly admirable Archistars, could find high level LED technologies;
A place in which the philosophy of satisfying a man and his needs and a society in constant evolution is everything: Backlight.“
Roberto, Claudio e Andrea Scarpini
Since 1998 Backlight has been a place of experimentation, a space in which a precise philosophy has been cultivated: that of listening.
Listening to man and his needs, from which simple answers are given to the needs of a society which is in constant evolution.
Knowing how to listen is an art: only those who are truly able to do it can cultivate the ambition of satisfying the needs by which the world today is strongly conditioned.
It is by starting from this simple - but in no ways banal - truth that the story of Backlight is composed: initially the company worked in the feld of the engineering and production of instruments for the Automotive sector, making numerous devices which are still used today by major car manufacturers.
But one passion in particular was developed by the founders: the passion for lighting which launched an original story from which innovative products were developed, the expression of technological excellence and design.
This passion developed to such a point that it was transformed into art, into an innovative lighting system which uses light as a material, concentrating on the service it offers man. And so, in 1998 Roberto, Claudio and Andrea Scarpini realised their dream, setting up a company that could invent, produce, promote and sell their own creations, in which light itself is placed at the service of architecture: Backlight.
The story of Backlight takes shape as an intuition, closely linked to the country in which it was born, Italy, and is structured in the intricate textures of architecture and design, aware of how much the tradition which supports it has contributed to its growth, attributing a very precise value to the reation of products that constitute a unique combination of skill, technology and design.
The guideline around which all the branches of its chain are developed is the capacity to master a production potential worthy of a great industry, succeeding in being, at the same time, fexible, immediate, positive and impeccable in terms of quality like an artisan company.
The soul of each product is born from the passion used in creating it, in every phase of the production process, where innovation concerns not only the products, but the processes too.
For these reasons Backlight srl is appreciated by numerous sectors of architecture and is currently a producer of Light that is the ideal partner of a great number of prestigious fashion houses, very famous international Lighting Designers and of many Archistars, both for projects that require very small quantities of a unit and for projects requiring thousands of bespoke units, always winning the battle against impossible delivery timescales.
to make them understand that the world is in their hands, in their ideas, in their heart, with the awareness that what will happen tomorrow is only the glowing exhalation of the sparkle in their eyes. It talks about the courage of following one’s thought, to see beyond conventions and to love progress as the only reason for life.
to make them willing to be wrapped in the warm embrace of the world that now il sheltering, raising and loving them. To let them live the time of their life, setting their small roots free, growing up day after day, warmed by the heat of those who are building a better future for them.
with the pride of those who have been able to give their personal contribution to the history of human intelligence, of those who have understood that the real work follows the unpredictable path of passion, but is regulated by a greater plan, a huge plan that fades away in the sunrise over the ocean. Of those who are willing to be thankful and give back to the world the fruit of their own ideas.
who have decided to follow the wild path of excellence, by finding in their imagination the power to fueltheir heart. Some men who are reinterpreting the sense of existence with the ability of making every image of life exclusive and passionate.
Backlight, invented and produced by the company with the same name in Italy, is an innovative material, created to light space, an extraordinary solution able to adapt to any architecture.
Backlight has studied light, bending it to construction malleability and dressing it with design, with the aim of creating solutions that are not simple instruments, but conscious bearers of a message, in which light itself becomes the main player in everyday life, at the service of life, man and everything that surrounds him. Enclosed within only 25 mm, light is emitted uniformly from the whole surface of the Backlight, which is composed of a sandwich of acrylic and metallic materials, skilfully used as light refectors and conductors. Thanks to constant research and the use of LED technology, it is an extraordinary lighting system that uses very little electricity.
With a weight of 22 kg per square meter, it can be made-to-measure and to design in all sizes between 100 x 12 mm and 2006 x 3048 mm, even in irregular shapes.
According to requirements with any temperature colour of emitted light on request, but also in Tunable White, RGB, RGBW, Dim to Warm versions.
Backlight functions at 24 VDC and can be dimmed when switched on, keeping the promise of perfect lighting uniformity, emitted from its whole surface even when only 1% lit.
The Backlight product can be controlled from all existing management and control systems.
Backlight is well suited to the technical lighting needs of a space and as decorating or light cladding accessory for an area or a volume and can be fitted with an unlimited series of fixture systems, from magnetic to mechanical, depending on where the required project is located.
Even the position of the electric cable outlets and their length can always be customised.
Backlight is also an excellent solution for the backlighting of any translucent material such as some stones, fabrics, resins or decorative glasses and at the same time can be directly printed to obtain light patterns.
There are many advantages to be gained choosing Backlight as light emission, but last but not least is the UL certifcation valid for USA and Canada; in fact the company is one of the few lighting manufacturers in the world to have obtained this certifcation for its ìmade-to-measure products.
A guarantee of quality for the clients but also enormous savings in timescales between ordering a custom-made product and delivery with certifcation for the mentioned markets.
Due to the steady research and the employed led technology, Backlight is an extraordinary luminous element with an extremely low energy waste.
The colour of light can be chosenamong the different white colour temperatures or in the rgb, rgbw, tunable white, dim to warm versions.
this makes an extremely versatile and suitable to any need.
thanks to its applied technology coming from a productive mathematics that still remains a company secret and allows for the programmed inclusions in the panel of calibrated potentials of reflection.