Mentor Textile Lighting
Textile lighting solutions are absolutely perfect for illuminating large areas, for free-form shapes and for achieving dynamic light. Even though the term “textile lighting systems” comes from the fact that a textile base material is used as the light guide, rather than from the systems’ use in textile applications, their incredible flexibility makes them particularly well suited for integrating light into textiles. But that’s not all: as they allow for easy assembly and draping, i.e. they can be folded into (almost) any shape, textile lighting systems provide designers with new design options in non-textile products too, and give developers greater flexibility when faced with complicated installation situations where other technologies reach their limits.
The possibilities for using product-integrated textile lighting systems are incredibly varied. Examples include door panels, seats, cockpits, footwells or boots of cars, lorries or buses, trains and boats; however, they can also be used in wall and machine coverings, device panels, upholstered furniture and clothing. This allows textile spaces to be backlit for decorative purposes or for branding using logos, for example. Guide or safety functions are also possible, for example if clothing is to be actively illuminated rather than just reflective. Other exciting applications are lighting in piping and edging, light tracers in textiles and perforated leather backlighting.
Day and night example
When a light-impermeable cover material is used, such as leather, the light can be emitted through perforations. This opens up a huge range of design options – and necessities too. As the perforations and their background are visible even when the light is off, two surface statuses need to be created: day and night, or light on and light off
A brief overview on how the technology can be built up is seen in the picyure below
If you are interested in this technology please contact youre local account manager at Heynen. He can help you with this technology.