Light Tape - ever used it?

Greetings all:
I saw a message about this stuff on another newsgroup - looks rather nifty. Anybody ever used it?
http://www.lighttape.com /
Wonder where you'd get it in Canada, aside from ordering online?
KD
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3-M had a plastic lense type product like this ~15 years ago. I was working at a university and we considered using the product for lighting our tunnel system. One bulb could transmit light a long way. From what I remember it was pretty pricey stuff. Basically you built a box with the light transmitting stuff on the surface like a lens and behind it there was a shiny Mylar. I have seem some lighting fixtures use similar methods. The light was enough to exit a building by, no task lighting. It would definitely be cool if you had lots of time on your hands to experiment.
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Notice they dont give lumen rating, light output with an hour rating, After about 1 year it looks much dimmer, It dims from day 1 being extremely dim in 1-2 years and it is expensive, unless their product is now better. Eventualy it may light houses, but now cost and life are issues.
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Fair enough, once it becomes cost effective, we won't be able to avoid it. As presented, it does have some attractive qualities though the lack of a white light product will prevent it from entering general lighting categories any time soon.
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The base technology (electroluminescent) is over 40 years old. Highly unlike that there will be some kind of "breakthru" which will make it any more that a novelty.
You are much more likely to "light" your home with flexible tapes that have a zillion LEDs on them.
Note that this year, a lost of the Christmas lights were LEDs.

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On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:59:58 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

Notice also that they don't give a price for anything but a sample-pack. That sort of behavior always pisses me off.
Just as irritating as these people: http://www.ceelite.com/products/lamps.asp
(WHo for some reason have chosen NOT to produce panels the same size as dropped-ceiling panels)
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