August 27, 2006
Philips Lumalive textile garmentsby Dhiram Shah
Philips Research seems to be very keen on attracting the tech savvy attention at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of the jackets and furniture that are set to change the face of global fashion. The jackets and furniture feature its innovative Lumalive technology. Lumalive textiles make it possible to create fabrics that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces. Philips Research has made immense progress in fully integrating Lumalive fabrics into garments demonstrated by the jackets worn by Philips’ hostesses at the show. The first generation jackets are all set to commercialize through companies partnering Philips Research. What makes Fabric out-of-the-world is flexible arrays of colored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are fully integrated into the fabric. All the innovation without the slightest trace of comprise on softness or flexibility of the cloth. These light emitting textiles make it possible to create materials that can carry dynamic messages, graphics or multicolored surfaces. Fabrics like drapes, cushions or sofa coverings become active when they illuminate in order to enhance the observer’s mood and positively influence his/her behavior. So it goes without saying apart from making a fashion statement, the apparels intend to have a sound effect on the physiological state of mind.
Update – Video after the jump
The jackets are comfortable to wear, and the Lumalive fabrics only become obvious when they light up to display vivid colored patterns, logos, short text messages or even full color animations. The electronics, batteries and LED arrays are fully integrated and invisible to the observer and wearer. The jackets feature panels of up to 200 by 200 mm², although the active sections can be scaled up to cover much larger areas such as a sofa. Its obvious that you might mistake these jackets for garments that cannot be washed…well Philips is kind enough to embed Lumalive technology with provisions to disconnect batteries and control electronics (which shouldn’t come in contact with water) from the fabric when washed and then reconnect the same parts again. Moreover even the light-emitting layer can be easily removed and refitted to the jacket.
Phillip’s Creates LED Fabrics
Lumalive textiles, with LEDs woven into the fabric, make it possible to create fabrics that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces.
Well, I don’t usually provide link posts, but this one is too special to pass up. Life is getting closer and closer to Tron for me. Now it’s just a matter of time until I can get my bike more…
Phillips shows us some “LumaLive” LED garments.
From NewLaunches, which got it from PhysOrg…
Philips Research seems to be very keen on attracting the tech savvy attention at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of the jackets and furniture that are se
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I would still like to know what kinds of costs are being suggested for the Lumalive products, and how intricate a design might be made with them.
I am interested, not in using these products for promotional purposes, but for attaining an end product, (t-shirts) with unusual designs (that i have made) either back-lit, or animated by the Lumalive process. I am also curious as to whether the Lumalive setup could be attached to a digital timer, to create a usable clock/watch on fabric.
I am interested in using the lumalive in trade show promotion.
What are cost involved in producing apperal promo products?
I NEED ONE. but cant find anywere on the internet, nor phillips site, to buy one!!!!!!!!!!! its pisssing me off. I really would love to have one.
please tell me where I can get a tshirt!!
I NEED ONE. but cant find anywere on the internet, nor phillips site, to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!
I NEED this kind of fabric.. please tell me where to get it; I dont care how much it is XD
I want one but can’t seem to find anyone selling them so I think I will make my own and sell them!!