Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Introducing VynEL™ Flow - The World's First Stretchable, Washable, Bondable Light

Lighting, since we have been introduced to the incandescent light bulb over 100 years ago, has been known as a fragile, fixed bulb that emits a bright light to its surroundings. When you think about it, not much is different from today’s LEDs, only the size has become much smaller. The “bulb” in an LED is still rigid, and still relatively fragile. As great as LEDs have become, we see a different future of light, the future where light can be applied to anything and everything. The future where lighting doesn’t have to make you squint or turn away, but to be taken in by its beauty.

We are excited to introduce the new generation of lighting technologies; the generation of integrated light. The VynEL™ lighting generation. VynEL™ lighting system takes the traditional light bulb and squashes everything we know about it. Rather than a rigid surface that is meant to be in a fixed position, VynEL™ lights are flexible, and encouraged to be moved. Rather than a single bright pinpoint of light, VynEL™ lighting’s evenly lit nature exudes a pleasant light to look at, which can be nearly any shape, size or color. Don’t even think about throwing an incandescent bulb in the washing machine... but VynEL™ lighting is made so you CAN wash it. Instead of a rigid, glass bulb, our newest iteration, VynEL™ Flow uses space age materials to provide bounce and stretch so it can be integrated into activewear and remain one with the clothing and comfortable to the user.

These differences make VynEL™ Flow lighting system the true path towards an integrated future of light. We are currently looking to work with manufacturers in the following industries that share a vision for a greener and brighter future: outerwear, sporting goods, athleisure, bags, footwear, safety, helmets, board sports, water sports, automotive and aerospace. If you would like more information on the VynEL™ Flow lighting system, or have VynEL™ lighting specific questions, please call 877.615.6556 or email info@ellumiglow.com.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

VynEL™ Lighting And How To Apply To Fabrics, Textiles And More

So…you’re looking for a way to add some snazzy, flashy bling to your next costume (and bicycle if you’re in Portland) and you’ve decided that plain old glitter and streamers isn’t going to cut it anymore. Perhaps you’ve even tried using readily available EL Wire or LED lights, and found them to be too dim, too fragile, or not flexible enough for costuming and custom garments. 

Maybe you’re not a typical consumer - but a designer in architectural safety wear, or a textile designer for sports and activewear - and need a way to introduce night-time visibility solutions into your latest product line beyond using reflective fabrics and materials.

Enter VynEL™.
VynEL™ is the world’s most flexible, customizable, and brightest stretchable, washable and bondable light source available today. Made from NASA grade materials, it’s two to three times brighter than other products in its class, more flexible, and even water resistant! This makes it great for use in applications that need a lighting solution that is flexible, thin, and provides even illumination across the surface of the lighting element. 

When applying this thin, flexible illumination device to the garment or textile of your choice, there are a few different ways this can be accomplished. The easiest way to attach the strip to any garment is to sew it on. An advantage of stitching VynEL™ to any material is that it can be attached cleanly with any readily available sewing machine and normal thread. When sewing, be sure to sew only along the outer edge of the lamp - sewing further in than this will damage the electrical components within the strip, and cause it to malfunction.

The other method frequently suggested (especially in high-mobility applications) is to heat-bond the light to fabric. Heat bonding VynEL™ to fabrics allows the illuminating surface and cable to become completely unified with the garment that it’s being applied to, allowing it to be installed behind seams and openings without the need for additional fabrics and materials.

Whatever your need for custom lighting integration - let us light the way! (pun intended) 

Do not hesitate to call or email us. We can be reached at 877.615.6556, or by email: info@ellumiglow.com.

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