EL (Electroluminescence) backlighting is also called an ELP (Electroluminescence Panel). This type of backlighting is a technology that uses colored phosphors, not heat, to generate light and can be added to many LCD technologies. The majority of Electroluminescence backlight technology is used in character, segment and monochrome graphic displays.
Thinness : They are about the thickness of a credit card. This reduces the overall thickness of the LCD module for applications where the product must fit into a tight area.
Even light flow: They produce an even light flow with no hot or cold spots, which eliminates the need for a diffuser to even out the spots of light that could be caused by other backlighting technology.
Variety of colors: EL backlights are available in a variety of different colors.