Backlight unit including reflection member and display device including the same

  • US 10,288,795 B2
  • Filed: 08/04/2017
  • Issued: 05/14/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A backlight unit comprising:

  • a light source which generates light;

    a light guide plate which receives the light from the light source and guides the light to a display panel which displays an image with the light,the light guide plate comprising a light incident side surface to which the light from the light source is incident, and an opposing side surface which opposes said light incident side surface; and

    a reflection member disposed facing the opposing side surface of the light guide plate, wherein along a length of the opposing side surface of the light guide plate, the reflection member facing the opposing side surface comprises;

    a first portion at a central portion of the opposing side surface of the light guide plate; and

    a second portion at an end portion of the opposing side surface of the light guide plate,wherein the first portion has a reflectance less than a reflectance of the second portion, and reflectance of the reflection member gradually increases from the first portion thereof toward the second portion thereof.

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