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Interactive lighting elements for the mobility impaired. Designing a power supply for architectural scale interactive EL installations

foolfool 08/08/2017 at 16:110 Comments

The core feature of the whoa board is that it makes objects coated with light emitting (electro-luminescient) coatings touch sensitive.

(photo courtesy of LumiLor that develops the coating).

These objects can come as (EL) wire, panels, as well as paint.  All of these materials have the following multilayer structure: 

In particular, there are two conducting layers that between them have a phosphor layer (usually copper activated zinc sulfide) you can activate by applying ~100VAC at ~1000Hz. 

So, to begin, we began thinking about places where touch sensitive lighting could improve people's lives.