Move over Glow in the dark paint, Lumilor is here.
Glow in the dark paint is a thing of the past now that we have this amazing new capability to literally paint light, and control it ourselves using a simple on/off switch.
That’s right, the new paint product Lumilor is changing the way we can create light. We can now use paint to create a real electric-powered light onto just about anything.
Glow in the dark paint, also known as luminescent paint, has been around since the late 1960’s. It is ‘charged’ by exposure to the light, and the color emitted is a soft green color that fades over time. Glow in the dark paint can be bought in spray cans or as additives for regular paint. We’ve even seen special glow in the dark paint for cars, but the reviews show that the results are very poor. You don’t know how long it will glow for and you can’t turn it on and off.
Glow in the dark paint was actually the inspiration behind Lumilor. When the inventor of Lumilor first made a glow in the dark paint for his motorcycle, he was disappointed that the light didn’t stay bright for very long. He wanted to be able to control the light and just turn it on and off whenever he wanted. Sounds like a great idea to us. Andy then went back to the drawing board and came up with an idea for not just luminescent paint, but ELECTROluminescent paint. Since applying a real electric current to the paint is a more complex process, he determined a sprayable coating system that would allow the particles in the paint layers to work together to illuminate when connected to power.
Lumilor is the electroluminescent coating system that can make any object into a lamp. It is a complex process that requires professional spray painting from a Certified Lumilor Lab, like TD Customs. It goes much further than glow in the dark paint, or even the EL tapes and wires that exist today. Since it is paint, it can conform and basically become a part of the object it is painted on. And the best part; you can control it yourself.
There are also different ways to work with design. It can be top coated to create the specific look you want, whether it is to have words light up, an airbrushed paint job with light shining through, or other design. We also have the ability to make it completely invisible when it is turned off. This is where your imagination comes to play because there are so many possibilities!
We see lots of opportunities to use electroluminescent paint, especially on motorcycles, helmets, or accent pieces on vehicles. The question is, what would you make light up?