Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How To Use LED Strip Lights

Light is a thing of beauty. Whether installing them under a cabinet or front in center stage, lighting can enhance, create, illuminate and completely transform a space. LED lights are a large part of the lighting revolution that we are currently in, which started about 15 years ago. Now there's an LED replacement for nearly every facet of lighting. One of the biggest revolutions of lighting currently are LED Strip Lights, which illuminate linear spaces in a number of industries. LED Light Strips today are a far cry from their inception, as they offer as good, if not better lighting options than any other form of lights. 

Great Lighting Starts With Great Components
When LED's first came out, there was soft market acceptance due to a low CRI (Color Rendering Index), which causes colors to be distorted. It's more common in the food industry, but CRI spans across stage performances, design, retail spaces and more. In the early 2000's a CRI of 60 was common, however currently LED Strip Lights produce over 80, and in some cases over 90 or 95CRI. This makes a huge difference when clients are looking to keep colors as accurate as possible, and provides a rich, inviting light for any environment. This advancement of components has brought LED Strip Lighting into mainstream markets and allowed the opportunity to light spaces that  were too small to receive light previously. 

LED Types
5050 LED's are not as common in today's strip lighting world as they used to be. In 2000, the 5050 LED was seen as the perfect chemistry of LED as it provided mass amounts of light in a relatively tight package (50mm x 50mm). Today, there are a number of great other LED packages, like 3528, 2216, 5630 and more, which provide strip lighting with different properties. 5630 LED's provide a massive amount of light in a tight package, making this a nice choice for uplighting in commercial offices, residential buildings and more. These strip lights can provide over 600 lumens per foot, which is the equivalent to a 60W Incandescent bulb. 3528 SMD LED's now offer extremely high CRI choices, up to 90CRI or 95CRI and are a great LED choice for designers. 

LED Strip Lights have become an integral part of lighting design for good reason. For more information or custom lighting projects, please visit ellumiglow.com.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Introducing VynEL™ - Specialized EL Lighting For Wearables

We are excited to announce the next generation of wearable lighting. Say hello to VynEL™, a specialized space age light that integrates into just about anything. VynEL™ can be heat bonded directly to fabrics, textiles, sporting goods, space travel, outdoor goods, safety gear and much, much more.  

What is VynEL™? 
VynEL™ is similar to EL Tape, but far more flexible, heat resistant, waterproof, and more. VynEL™ can be customized to be applied in numerous products and provides a safety element to practically anything it touches. 

For more information on VynEL™, visit: Ellumiglow.com ::  VynEL™ - Specialized Lighting For Active Illumination

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Introducing Tinko: The World's First 5V Smart EL Inverter

We are proud to announce the worldwide premier of Tinko: The World's First 5V Smart EL Inverter designed for wearables.

What's so special about Tinko?
First, Tinko is the first EL Inverter designed in Portland, Oregon and manufactured in the USA that is made for wearables. Thus having a small form factor, quiet, efficient, and made with quality components are all factors on why Tinko will soon be used in every EL Wearable in the near future.
Second, Tinko is made far differently than most EL Inverters. Rather than using a giant inductor like most inverters, Ellumiglow's proprietary design allows for near silent operation, making it possible to install into jackets, hats, and other garments we hold close to our bodies.
Third, because it runs at 5V and comes standard with a USB A-Type Connector, pairing Tinko with any number of cell phone charging batteries makes swapping power simple.

Use Tinko for camping, running, hiking, snowboarding and much more, and never be without personal illumination again. For businesses looking to OEM Tinko, please contact us at 877-615-6556 or info@ellumiglow.com.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Laser Wire Displayed in Mashable's Deadmau5 Webcast

Since the release of Laser Wire™, there have been multiple questions regarding the appearance on camera. Typically EL Wire on camera shows up a bit lackluster as the brightness output of the EL Wire is not nearly strong enough for most video applications. Laser Wire being about 4x a bright with much more vibrancy does show up much better on both still along with video applications.

Tune into the Deadmau5 Webcast on Mashable by click on the link below.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Inside Look At OpalDrive : The Worlds Most Robust Laser Wire Module

Want a sneak peak inside the world's most robust Laser Wire module? Check out our video below.

Inside you will see all the operation modes, neat tips and tricks to maximize the potential, and a brief insight of the multitude of uses of the OpalDrive Laser Wire module.

Packed full of features, OpalDrive features Battery and Install Mode, Blink, Fade, and Constant On lighting modes. 
Battery Mode: Depending on the color, OpalDrive will last as a standalone unit for up to 26 hours (with Red module - Blue and Green approx 8-10 hours)! In blink mode, red lasts up to 2 full days before needing a recharge!
Install Mode: Switch over to install mode when using for an extended time, for retail installations, trade shows, events, POP displays and more. Install mode also hooks to any external 5v source for an easy way to provide interactivity to your OpalDrive module, whether connecting to DMX, Arduino or more. 
Blink, Fade, Constant Modes: Depress the button on the back of OpalDrive for 1.5sec to cycle through the modes. Press and hold for 3 seconds to turn the device on and off. 

Whether using for Trade Show Displays, Retail Installations, Events, Costuming, Safety and more, OpalDrive is the all-around perfect device for many applications. For more information on Laser Wire, OpalDrive or custom lighting, please email info@ellumiglow.com, or visit: ellumiglow.com/laser-wire.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Introducing OpalDrive: The World's First Laser Wire System

We are excited and proud to announce the world's first Laser Wire System called OpalDrive. A complete package for retail, trade shows, events, productions, wearables, safety and more. Laser Wire is a super thin (900um ~ 0.9mm) lighted wire that lights up 360° beautifully. If you are familiar with EL Wire, Laser Wire addresses each drawback of EL Wire and makes it better. It's thinner, brighter, more flexible, doesn't hold a memory, lighter, consumes less power, more vibrant colors, ability to integrate into wearables, fabrics, wood, metal, and more. The future of lighting is here, today. Check out some images below of the vibrancy of Laser Wire and how it can be used.

To find out more information on Laser Wire, OpalDrive or how to purchase, visit the link below.


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