Grote debuts thin, flexible sheet of LED lights
May 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Grote Industries unveiled its breakthrough LightForm technology — a highly-advanced, thin-film, solid-state LED lighting device that can be formed into a variety of shapes and sizes. The announcement came on 20th anniversary of the company's introduction of the first commercially viable LED marker lamp.
“LightForm is a game changer that will dramatically alter the way the industry uses lighting, while challenging all of our imaginations in the process,” said Dominic Grote, vice-president of sales and marketing for Grote.
At less than one millimeter thick, LightForm is an environmentally-friendly lighting technology. It can achieve the same FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for a P2-rated marker lamp with just 2% of the material used in a traditional LED lamp.
Because the new technology allows LEDs to be embedded within a flexible clear, opaque or colored film, it eliminates the installation cost and time associated with drilling holes, affixing mounting brackets and utilizing traditional fasteners.
Mounting a LightForm lamp can be quickly accomplished via a peel-and-stick method, using the familiar adhesive now found on conspicuity tape and other similar products.
“Tomorrow's truck interiors, as well as a variety of other vehicle interiors including aircraft and watercraft, will be much more interesting, attractive and functional because of LightForm,” Grote said.
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