Have you considered an external USB light source for the keyboard to avoid the backlight/low light issues? There are all sorts of variations we can look at here with regards to combinations of external peripherals and selective lighting. All depends on how sophisticated you want or need to get with your auxiliary/external rig.
Also, thank you for your service to your community.
Well the police cars are equipped with a hardwired light for the laptops that connect to the laptop stands in the car. I would think that would suffice for now. If I find out that it doesnt provided enough light I may consider other options. I seen USB light somewhere that was on some "geek" site that was very small and low profile that plugged right into a USB port, but now I cant find them. Oh well..I guess I shall continue to look. And thanks for the appreciation, we (LEO's) dont get that much anymore.
I found the site for the light I was speaking of : http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/mr-brightside-usb-keyboard-light/
Seems pretty handy
Edited by biggin587, 17 February 2013 - 08:30 PM.