The transportation industry is in for big changes, not the least of which will be how they install lighting into vehicles. LightForm claims to be an evolutionary change in lighting. It is an illuminated sheet of paper-thin material that can be flexed, bent, twisted and rolled. At less than 1 mm thick, it is an advanced, thin-film, solid-state lighting device.
You can mount a LightForm lamp through a peel-and-stick method, using the familiar adhesive now found on conspicuity tape and other similar products. According to Dominic Grote, vice president, Grote Industries, “We 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 while eliminating the installation cost and time associated with drilling holes, affixing mounting brackets and utilizing traditional fasteners.”
LightForm lets you bend lighting around corners, over contoured areas and into complicated shapes. “Tomorrow’s vehicle interiors, including aircraft and watercraft, will be much more interesting, attractive and functional because of LightForm,” Grote said.
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