Nth Lights From NthDegree Are 'Printed Lights'

Printed lights called Nth Lights developed by NthDegree are two- by-four-foot-square sheets of light; they will be ready for delivery to selected customers by the end of the year.


(NthDegree printed lights)

NthDegree has developed a pioneering new method of creating beautifully colored solid state lighting products. Using our printed semiconductor technology, our lights are manufactured by printing our semiconductor inks with a standard printing press. This low-cost integrated manufacturing method creates lights that are flexible, lightweight and can be converted into many different form factors - adding significant value to the end user.

The first Nth Light is a Flat Panel Light which is a 2 x 4 fluorescent troffer replacement that is ideal for spaces requiring quality recessed, general-purpose lighting. Efficient, economical, ascetically pleasing, the Flat Panel Light is the alternative to florescent tube lighting in retrofits and new construction.

The Flat Panel Light is printed with all non-toxic materials

Science fiction readers are well-prepared for this development, having read about illumium from Richard Morgan's 2003 novel Altered Carbon and video wallpaper from A Deepness in the Sky, the 1999 novel by Vernor Vinge.

Update 13-Mar-2012: See also the wall-lights from Isaac Asimov's 1953 novel Foundation and Empire. End update.

From NthDegree via Technology Review.

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