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Light Emittin Wallpaper

A reader writes in -

An enterprising young designer from the Netherlands has invented what has to be the ultimate in home illumination – light emitting wallpaper.

Hmm, from looking at the pic above, I’m guessing he’s not too excited about it – Techradar goes on to explain some of the contruction elements -

“The base material is made from a commercially available product that’s manufactured by a number of companies. What I have done, though, is to apply that technology in a different way.”

Delving deeper, Samson revealed that the wallpaper is constructed by “sandwiching” a number of layers together that combine to produce light:

“The back layer is a silver-based solution that conducts electricity, while the layer above this contains phosphorous pigments that light up. On top of this is a flexible, transparent ITO conductor layer, with regular wallpaper placed on top to act as the final, outwardly visual layer,” he explained.

- Light-emitting wallpaper set to wow

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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