Grote’s LightForm flexible LED
lighting film enhances creativity
Nov 23, 2009 8:58 AM
Grote Industries has introduced the first commercially available versions of its new LightForm flexible LED lighting film technology.
“At less than 1 millimeter thick, LightForm flexible LED lighting film enables users to quickly and easily install LED lighting in tight spaces that were previously inaccessible to vehicle lighting and can even be sewn into fabric, “said John Grote, vice-president of sales and marketing .
The new commercialized LightForm flexible LED lighting film is ultra-thin and ultra-pliable, allowing users to bend lighting around corners, over contoured areas, and into complicated shapes. LightForm can be folded, cut to fit while lit, and can slide into narrow crevices and between panels and trim. The film also lets users achieve edge lighting effects as bright at one end as they are at the other. When used with light diffusing film, it eliminates hotspots and bright points of light often associated with traditional edge lighting methods.
LightForm flexible LED strips come in power strips and extension strips, and each power strip can illuminate up to two extension strips.
Each LightForm flexible LED strip measures 10 inches (254 mm) long, 0.5 inches (127 mm) wide, and less than 1 millimeter thick. LightForm flexible LED strips are expandable; up to three, 10-inch segments can be connected, providing up to 30 inches (762 mm) of red, amber, green, or blue LED lighting. Strips come with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing that sticks to virtually any clean surface.
In preparing LightForm for exterior applications, Grote engineers subjected the product to a battery of stress tests including salt baths, extreme humidity, heat, and cold.
More details can be found at the Lightform web site.
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