Printable Light

Printable LED Lighting
Paper-thin, printable LED lighting.

If you need more light at home, in the near future you might be able to print some out on your computer printer.

It seems that a start-up company in Idaho is nearly ready to put their paper-thin, printable LED light on the market. Rohinni, the company behind this unusual light, has created a planar, flexible light by actually printing it with the use of an emulsion containing light emitting diode (LED) particles. The emulsion is the “ink” in the process. Tiny specks of diode particles are spread across the paper’s surface during the printing. Then when a low voltage current is delivered to the paper or file, the diodes glow, illuminating the surface. And since LEDs have a long, long life-span and generate low heat, they could be used in tight spaces and hard-to-reach spaces.

How could this technology be used in your house?

It would seem the possibilities are endless. I would envision, glowing wallpaper, lamps that are simply floating panels, display shelves that light up to illuminate the objects on display, interiors of cabinets that light when the door is opened.

Let your imagination run wild and post your idea in a comment below. Who knows? You might just come up with the next great home improvement product.

Bill Hirsch | Architect

Bill Hirsch

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