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"Everything can be a lamp with LumiLor," writes Darskide Scientific, the company that developed it. LumiLor is a patented coating that glows when a current is applied to it. (And yes, it's safe to touch, as it's sealed and insulated.) The brilliance of the system is that since it's water-based, you can load it up into any paintspraying system or airbrush and you're off to the races. Here's how the process is applied:
While the first target market for the relatively new product was bikers...
...it seems obvious that once furniture designers, environments designers, interior designers and architects learn about the product, we'll start to see some truly revolutionary objects and spaces being created. "Imagine taking any object of any shape, contour or substrate," the company says, "and having it emit light specifically where you paint it, without changing its form or function."
Since the stuff can be applied to metal, wood, plastic, glass and even flexible vinyl sheets, I'm sure the furniture and lighting designers among you already have the gears turning. But let's look at some examples of a potential application by peeping these concept images for the movie Tron: Legacy:
As it stands LumiLor requires application by a trained pro, but I imagine as the material proliferates, more and more people will sign up for the training.
Pigment quality Fe3O4, so called synthetic magnetite, can be prepared using processes that utilise industrial wastes, scrap iron or solutions containing iron salts (e.g. those produced as by-products in industrial processes such as the acid vat treatment (pickling) of steel):
originally posted by: AnteBellum
Looks like this is only going to be cosmetic for the charge degrades the paint in time. I won't allow that for architectural elements in the office I'm doing for it will be costly to maintain.