JTL Apparently Kobos allow the frontlight to turn off...or at least to "0" on a setting but whether that's actually "off" entirely I don't know. I don't know specifically about the Forma. I was researching as I have a very old non-lit Kindle that's on it's last legs. I just wish things would stop getting worse rather than better...it seems all devices are moving toward more of this nonsense...phones, computers, now e-readers. I dream of a world without everything being "lit" and "vibrant". I just want reflective and simple. I can always go back to paper books if I HAVE to...but its hard to manage so much physical paper, but computers and phones need a solution.