I am very excited about this new technology and its potential applications when it comes to lighting options and sustainability - it's called Printed Light. Printed Light is a lightweight, thin, flat, and flexible light source that is created using the latest developments in nano molecular technology. The light panels rely on phosphorescent material that, when exposed to a small amount of electrical current, provide light. They are cool to the touch, require very little power, and emit a soft, naturally diffused light and can range in size from 1" x 1" to 48" x 96".
What I like most about this technology is that it is both eco-friendly / sustainable and allows user to do things with light that were previously not possible. You can wrap Printed Light around curves and poles, poke holes in it, cut it, spill on it, walk on it etc. and the light will still work. It's manufactured with environmentally friendly materials, i.e. no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and similar to LED, life expectancy is 75,000+ hours, and it consumes only 0.0625 Watts / square foot.
Another awesome feature is that it is both lightweight and flexible, so that means no lugging around or shipping heavy light boxes or lighting infrastructure. So anyone with sustainability initiatives would be interested from saving on freight costs and lowering their carbon footprint. It is also made in the USA and is UL and ETL listed.
Since the product is new, some of the challenges today reside with the manufacturing process, creating new templates, etc. so requests beyond the 7 standard panel sizes can be cost prohibitive if ordering less than a quantity of 100 units. Today most customers are using the light to backlight graphics, photos, menus, light boxes, accent lighting, as well as incorporate into safety apparel, etc. But I know there are many more applications for this unique product.
What would you use it for?