Magically Modern Light Emitting Objects
New lighting technology creates glow-in-the-dark rugs, flat light panels, illuminated concrete and LED fabrics.
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Luminex is optical fiber woven with plain fabrics and connected to LEDs and a power source. Once illuminated, it produces an ambient, ethereal glow. The fabrics come in a variety of weights and colors.
Zuzka for Fabricology, Inc.
Light Transmitting Concrete
LiTraCon was invented by a young Hungarian architect and has been featured in the National Building Museum’s exhibition, Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete. The unique properties come from imbedded fiber optics that transmit light through the concrete when it is backlit.
The National Building Museum
Glow in the Dark Rugs
The Vecto rug is a hand-knotted area rug made of pure New Zealand wool woven with fiber optic strands that absorbs light during the day and glows in the night. The rugs are available in standard and custom sizes and are available only through Roubini Rugs.
So thin, so very illuminating. FLATLITE is an electrochemical light source that uses a phosphor crystal that emits light when power is passed through it. Developer E-Lite Technologies calls it "the world's widest, thinnest, longest light bulb."
FLATLITE by E-Lite Technologies, Inc.
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