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 thatâ€™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.