"The LumiLor electroluminescent coating system is a patent-pending, practical, durable and affordable technology that can be illuminated with a simple electrical current. Used in conjunction with simple driver electronics, LumiLor will illuminate any surface brightly, and is capable of being custom-animated to flash in sequenced, strobed, and sound activated modes. LumiLor can be applied to practically any surface: metal, wood, fiberglass and plastics. LumiLor can be applied to any variety of shapes, including compound curves to form a truly conformal electroluminescent coating." Video.
Certain of my friends are already jizzing themselves over this. Stop it you guys. I can hear you fapping from here.
Tags: mad science, the future, tron
Where are the power supply requirement specs?
Without direct experience with this particular product... My understanding is that most EL stuff takes high(ish) voltage at very low current.
Indicates ~100V at ~1kHz, but also "hours on AA batteries"; at (say) 2400mAh * 1.5V = 3600mW per AA cell, that would imply about 200-300mW (130-200mA) draw. Not sure by how much the larger surface area would modify that.
Shows a nightlight that draws 80mW for a 1960s-era 100mm^2 source, so the numbers above are not completely out of whack.
Gah. 59mm diameter -> 30mm radius -> 900mm^2 * pi -> 2800mm^2 == 28cm^2.
Math is hard.
Yet another data point:
So 6W / ( 10m * 6.5mm ) = ~92W / m^2
And they also suggest 110V and 400Hz.
Given the examples in the original article, something like the bike helmet would be (roughly) a hemisphere shell of about 8cm radius, so the area would be 2 * pi * (8cm)^2 or about 0.040m^2. At 92W/m^2, that would require about 3.6W; that'd be a steep order for (say) 3x AA cells in series (1A draw), but bigger cells or other chemistries would find that a walk in the park. A single CR123 primary cell would drive that for at least an hour.
least an hour
Which means it will last for the entire play, but not for all ComicCon nor Burning Man. How heavy is a CR123?
A CR123 reportedly has a mass of 17g, why?
Was wondering how comfortable adding a CR123 or 2 to ones helmet would be. 17g in a 250 g helmet = 6.8% Barely noticeable, except it will all be on one side.
Is this a hint that glow in the dark DNA Lounge laptop stickers are a coming soon?
This doesn't glow in the dark. And it has only one color.