Light emitting coating taking flight in the aerospace industry

Darkside Scientific, creators of LumiLor Light Emitting Coating, is working with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to create electroluminescent exterior markings for aircraft, the company said.

LumiLor is a patented electroluminescent paint. The product allows manufacturers to design with light in ways previously impossible. It produces a single-color light that is visible at long distances and shines through many types of atmospheric conditions such as fog, snow and smoke.

Unlike many light sources such as LEDs, the brightness of LumiLor is distributed across the coating and appears the same from all angles of view. Simply put, anything you paint with LumiLor can be turned on and off as easy as a light bulb.

Researchers at Darkside Scientific have perfected the formula to withstand the harsh elements of jet travel, company leaders say.

Beyond the aerospace industry, LumiLor is being used successfully in a variety of industries including automotive, architecture, transportation and emergency lighting.

Darkside Scientific, headquartered in Medina, OH, is the world leader in Light Emitting CoatingsTM (LEC) for manufacturers and the aftermarket. Its signature product, LumiLor, is a patented electroluminescent coating system which enables anything to be turned into a source of light without changing its form or function.