LEDs in Glass

April 24, 2009

LEDs in transparent glass panels

Conceived by glass artist Ulli Kampelmann, LEDs in Glass was originally developed to expand the opportunities available in her own material palette. Partnering with manufacturer Steve Van Stone, she now fabricates LED-embedded glass panels up to 24 square feet and 2 inches thick.

Because of the nearly invisible wiring utilized, viewers typically marvel that points of light appear inside the glass with no apparent means of conductivity. These LEDs create low-level ambient light as point sources and also illuminate the edges of glass panels. White and colored LEDs are available, and bulb life is estimated at 20,000 to 40,000 hours.

Contact: LEDs in Glass, Clearwater, FL, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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