A Sign of the Future: The Lumisys LED Technology
Just a couple months back, Dr. Andrew H. Dent of Material Connexion wrote an article for Contract called “Fabric of the Future: Innovative Design Materials to Come”. Not only did he list what types of stone, metal, and decorative surfaces overjoy the treehuggers, he also mentions this new LED signage technology called Lumisys that has the tech crowd using more than their daily quota of excitable emoticons.
Lumisys. Designed by Top Nanosys
Back in 2005, a company called Top Nanosys began their mission to manufacture low cost, transparent conducting films that were different from the rest. Through extensive research in Korea’s Ajou University and the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, the LED signboard they call Lumisys was formed.
The signboard is produced using a transparent flexible polymer sheet coated in a thin layer of carbon nanotubes – that act as wires might – connecting the LED lights. The film is an alternative to the ITO coating used in other transparent LED films, making it much more efficient and less costly.
The lightweight LED-lit sheets can be used for POP displays, advertising, home appliance, architectural or interior designs. Being that it they are completely clear, the signage offers businesses and homes alike the opportunity to transmit information through technology without taking away from the design of the space. Clarity aside, the design of Lumisys by Top Nanosys won the LFI Innovation Award for the Best of Category – Specialty Luminaires at the Lightfair International show in 2008.
With Lumisys, you can choose the color of the LED lights, their brightness, and whether the base is black or white, among many other individualized options that personalize the end result. The maximum size is 500 x 400 mm with a consumption of 20- 30 mA/ LED, and it illuminates well over 40,000 hours.
Instead of staying classic and old-fashioned, try insinuating your stand for new technology with a transparent LED signboard that shows utmost respect for its surroundings without taking away from them.