I saw a message about this stuff on another newsgroup - looks rather
nifty. Anybody ever used it?
Wonder where you'd get it in Canada, aside from ordering online?
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
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
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.
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.
On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:59:58 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org (m Ransley)
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:
(WHo for some reason have chosen NOT
to produce panels the same size as
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