Textile with built in LEDS - glowing jackets

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Textile with built in LEDS - glowing jackets

Here is a neat development for the hip among us, fancy a jacket with built in LEDS that glow?

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.

From physorg

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By netchicken: posted on 28-8-2006

Why do the words, "Michael Jackson" come to mind?

That is tacky and butt-ugly.

I bet they'll sell like hotcakes!
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 29-8-2006

Crotch lights? :)

What about a big flashing arrow on the jacket front pointing down there?
By netchicken: posted on 31-8-2006

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