RGB Backlight 16×2 Character LCD – 5V Basic (LCD-10862)

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£18.00 inc VAT

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Brand: SparkFun
Part Number: LCD-10862
Barcode: 5055421032289
SKU: PPLCD-10862 Categories: , , Tags: ,
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RGB Backlight 16×2 Character LCD – 5V Basic – SparkFun LCD-10862

This is similar to other 16×2 character LCDs that you’ve seen before but with one vibrant difference: The backlight is actually an RGB LED. This means that you can change the backlight of this display to any color you want by controlling the three backlight levels.

It also utilizes an extremely common parallel interface so code is freely available (check below for an Arduino example). You will need ~11 general I/O pins to interface to this LCD screen, plus an extra 3 pins for the RGB backlight.

Display Specifications:

  • Driver Method: 1/16duty, 1/5bias, VDD5.0V VLCD4.5V
  • Display Type: FSTN/Positive/Transflective/6:00 Visual Angle
  • Operating Temp: -20°C~70°C/Storage Temp: -30°C~80°C
  • Backlight Type: Edge/R,G,B
  • Drvier: SPLC780D/4bit or 8bit MPU
  • RoHS Compliant

LCD Pin Out:

RGB Backlight 1602A Pin Out


RGB Backlight 16x2 Character LCD Dimension Drawing



  • The backlight is controlled by pins 18, 17, and 16.

3 reviews for RGB Backlight 16×2 Character LCD – 5V Basic (LCD-10862)

  1. AndyGif

    really nice colour backlight, keeping it for another better project now, will use normal one instead. Characters are very crisp.

  2. Simon

    I was looking for a nice clear display for a car MFD project. This one fitted the bill (at least for now) and as an added bonus the blue is pretty close to the hue used in my VW!I used mine in conjunction with an arduino uno and i2c backpack – as a novi

  3. Duncan (in

    An RGB backlight for a LCD display was an obvious variation – once you had thought about it – and it is just so useful!!!Gone are the days of discreet LEDs to indicate whether the displayed voltage is “Good”, “OK” or “Low”, now we can do it all within t

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