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New Paint Technology Lights, Animates

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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From walls to motorcycles, a newly developed electroluminescent paint is lighting things up.

Darkside Scientific LLC says its LumiLor coating system, energized with an electrical current, is capable of making a surface emit an even blanket of light.

Photos: LumiLor

The patent-pending electroluminescent paint can make metal, wood, and plastic surfaces glow, according to the company. When the power source is off (left), the painted surface appears normal.

LumiLor is an environmentally friendly, aqueous-based polymer system that requires no special tools or equipment to apply, according to product details.

When the power source is turned off, the painted surface appears like a traditional paint job, the company says.

Animation, Applications

The technology can be custom-animated to flash in sequenced, strobed and sound-activated modes. "Essentially, it is possible to animate a paint job,” the company says in a product video posted on its website.

The patent-pending technology can be spray-applied to metal, wood, fiberglass and plastics, according to the company. It can cover compound curves of a surface as well.


The company is looking for partners in the architectural and industrial industries to help manufacture and distribute the spray-on paint.

Once applied, the effects are permanent, the company reports.

Darkside Scientific is looking for partners in the architectural, automotive, consumer products and industrial industries to help manufacture and distribute the product. LumiLor application is currently only done by licensed labs.

Based in Medina, OH, the research and development company specializes in electroluminescent technologies. LumiLor paint is the company's first product.

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Tagged categories: Coating chemistry; Coatings manufacturers; Coatings Technology; Coatings technology; Research; Spray Paint

Comment from Andrew Piedl, (3/27/2013, 9:58 AM)

Is that a motorcycle gas tank? I don't think it is a good idea to energize "with an electrical current" the surface of a fuel tank.

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