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German term or phrase:Nachtdesign
English translation:(here:) dashboard illumination
Entered by: Gert Sass (M.A.)
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11:01 Aug 5, 2006
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Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
German term or phrase: Nachtdesign
title of a specifications manual
Chris Hughes
Local time: 20:55
control illumination
or, in case of a dashboard, dashboard illumination
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Gert Sass (M.A.)
Local time: 20:55
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4control illumination
Gert Sass (M.A.)
3 +1Night design



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Night design

Als Nachtdesign wird die Beleuchtung von Bedienteilen technischer Geräte bezeichnet.
Foil keyboards with night design
There are various possibilities for the realisation of illuminated keyboards, which are used in particular for industrial or medical applications.
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Note added at 26 mins (2006-08-05 11:27:45 GMT)

http://odge.info/english-german/night design.html

Note added at 1 hr (2006-08-05 12:05:40 GMT)

If this title sounds obscure, an alternative would be "panel illumination" (@ 28,600 ggl)

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agree  Gert Sass (M.A.): panel illumination, not "night design" (hardly any hit for this apart from odge, extant hits leading too far away from topic, e.g. http://www.flybynightdesign.com)
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control illumination

or, in case of a dashboard, dashboard illumination

Example sentence(s):
  • The present invention relates to a control illumination apparatus having at least one control and a movable cover positionable over the at least one control.
  • Control illumination with blue LEDs

    Reference: http://www.freshpatents.com/Control-panel-with-light-source-...
    Reference: http://leisuremax.us/grills/lynx/
Gert Sass (M.A.)
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