just wondering if anyone can sujest a type of material that can illuminate an area, something that would be like a sheet, or a coating or cover.
sorry to be vague, probably the best way to describe what I’m after would be a fiber optic film that can cover an object and produce complete illumination.
…el (electroluminescent) has been around for decades but brightness is limited to begin with and it has a short life…it has been years since i have worked much with it, so there may be new deveolpments…or not.
maybe these links might be helpful
great materials library
new fabric that can emit its own light
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EL is quite evolved lately… for easy to get samples, check out safety suppliers for glow in the dark fire exit signs. They will stay lit in the dark for up to 12 hours upon loss of local power, a 6x increase over current battery powered systems.
thanks for the input everyone. I’ll be sure to look into all of these areas
this was an interesting read/ might be helpful
http://www.dualglo.co.uk-> I think is the most usefull one.
This can also be helpfull;
Or the paints used in watches;
Zinc sulfide (or zinc sulphide) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of ZnS. This is the main form of zinc found in nature, where it mainly occurs as the mineral sphalerite. Although this mineral is usually black because of various impurities, the pure material is white, and it is widely used as a pigment. In its dense synthetic form, zinc sulfide can be transparent, and it is used as a window for visible optics and infrared optics.
ZnS exists in two main crystalline forms. This du...
Strontium aluminate - Wikipedia 10xZnS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminova = Lumibrite - Wikipedia 100xZnS