Printed Lighting Solutions: a promising and flexible technologyprinted lighting

Printed lighting solutions unite two worlds: print and technology. These flexible, versatile, and durable products are used in over 3,000 organizations and are expected to increase in total market value from their current $29.28 billion to $73.43 billion in 2027. The advantages of printed lighting solutions are myriad, ranging from improved performance to flexibility, and to a low ecological footprint.

Definition

Printed lights are like light bulbs in the shape of paper: thin, flat, and pliable. At GGI Solutions, we offer a variety of printed lighting solutions but there is one technology in particular that stands out for its innovative features: PDT (Printed Diffuser Technology). Based on the principle of thin light guides, this technology enables the creation of ultra-thin backlighting systems. The light is sent and reflected in an optical polymer on which diffusing dots are printed. Thanks to this algorithm we are capable of using a low amount of LED, diffuse uniform lighting and enhance your product performance.

Printed lighting solutions are extremely thin, and can be applied virtually anywhere, including in transportation, aerospace, and defense industries. The thin lights are available in a variety of colors and are an efficient light source alternative.

How Do Printed Lighting Solutions Differ from Standard Lighting Products?

Versatile. Printed lighting is designed using ultra-thin film that is pliable and lightweight. The product can be used in many environments, including outdoors, and can be designed with a high-resolution graphic overlay. At GGI Solutions, printed lights can be designed in extremely flat, or in narrow wire-like shapes. The light intensity can also be adjusted.

Sustainable. Compared to LED screens, printed lights use a fraction of the energy. The printed film does not emit heat and is reusable.

Flexible. Unlike conventional light bulbs, which are fragile and give off significant heat, printed lighting materials are thin, lightweight, and can form to any surface. This flexibility allows them to be applied in a variety of industries, including aerospace, medical, defense, industrial, and transport.

Easy to Use. Printed lighting solutions are easy to install, and require little to no maintenance. In addition, printed lighting solutions take up little space.

Economical. Printed lights are one of the most efficient lighting solutions on the market. Their innovative design allows for little to no heat to escape, significantly cutting electricity costs.

What Are Some of the Challenges of the Printed Lighting Manufacturing Process?

  • Materials may not be chemically or physically compatible
  • Registration
  • Curing ink within a narrow thermal time
  • Ink viscosity and stability
  • Printability
  • Material lifetime affected by moisture, ozone, oxygen, etc.
  • Uniformity
  • Process and solvent capabilities
  • Wetting properties like surface tension and surface energy
  • Manufacturing cost
  • Packaging
  • Feature size

Applications

  • Architectural features
  • Decorations
  • Backlighting solutions
  • Advertising panels
  • Aircraft cabin lighting
  • Signage
  • Packaging
  • Furniture
  • Keypad backlighting
  • Seat indicators

Printed lighting solutions are an economically friendly, versatile, and durable alternative to standard lighting. At GGI Solutions, our flexible printed solutions are designed with leading-edge equipment using innovative materials and manufacturing processes. For more information about our printed lighting solutions, get in touch with us today.