Electroluminescent paints for construction

Electroluminescent paints

Electroluminescent paints are a set of paints and coatings creating an electroluminescent coatings, which start to shine with their own light after connecting to the electricity. Electroluminescent paints are characterised by shining after exposure to a direct or alternating electric current. They belong to the group of luminescent paints. Phosphorescent and fluorescent paints also belong to this family of paints, which shine after excitation caused by some exciting factor (e.g. UV light, IR, daylight, electricity, etc.)

Properties of electroluminescent paints

The phenomenon of shining occurs after plugging in the paint surface to a direct or alternating electric current.

This effect is completely controllable, without the need of prior „charging” with a daylight, like it is in case of phosphorescent paints, or after turning on the UV light, like it is in case of invisible fluorescent paints.

The shining appears, when we turn the electricity on, and disappears immediately after turning it off. Electroluminescent paints are able to emit light for any amout of time.

The intensity and length of shining depend on the amount od product applied, hence we recommend coating the surface with a few layers.

Electroluminescent paints for construction

Electroluminescent paints are used e.g. in production of thin, lightweight, backlit panels which can be shaped and cut thus creating a sort of an elastic lighting.

They can find use as the emergency lighting of rooms and buildings or in creation of creative decor or light fixtures. Electroluminescent paints are used for marking emergency exits, staircases, corridors and even heliports.

They can be used both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the paint shining when connected to the electricity, there is no limit to obtaining the effect, it is constant and repeatable.

Other use of electroluminescent paints

Electroluminescent coatings are also used for backlighting in portable consumer electronics, telecommunication devices, lighting instrument panels, in games and toys.

Also in painting of warning and information signs, animated lighting as well as personalization of elements of installations or staging.

Electroluminescent paints – methods of application

The most precise and effective method of applying electroluminescent paints is pad printing, but they can also be applied by spraying.

Substrates suitable for electroluminescent paints are plastic, glass, metal and even concrete, wood or cardboard. When painting details, it is recommended to use pad printing.

The most frequently chosen colors of electroluminescent paints

Most often they are occurring in white, green, blue and blue-green colors due to in their clarity and subtlety of reflection, less often in red and orange.

Electroluminescent paint does not dazzle the eyes, but you certainly cannot miss its effect.

Electroluminescent coatings are also used for backlighting in portable consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, lighting instrument panels, in games and toys, painting warning and information signs, animated lighting and personalizing installation or staging elements.

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