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Forget the Doom and Gloom, Light Tape® Promises a Brighter Future

Press release March 3, 2009 Energy & Environment

Light Tape® could reduce CO2 output by 100’s of 1000’s of Tons every year, save millions of pounds worth of electricity, plus it’s the most environmentally friendly lighting product on the planet…. Pity no one knows about it!.... PS: it’s also less expensive to buy, install and maintain than traditional display lighting.

Light Tape Coil 1

Light Tape® uses less than one tenth of the power and is half the price of Neon and Cold Cathode display lighting, it is flexible, easier to install and maintain, reduces light pollution, produces no waste heat or infrared light, is fully recyclable, uses No Gas, No Glass and No Mercury.

Light Tape® with its wealth of benefits, versatility, ease of application, cost effectiveness and extremely low carbon footprint is fast becoming the chosen, viable alternative to more traditional forms of display lighting.
(1 Watt per Meter at 25mm (1") wide, a 100m length of 25mm wide Light Tape® only uses the same power as a 100w light bulb),

Architecture, Automotive, Advertising, Interior Design, Exhibitions, Events, Marine, Point of Sale, Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Safety Clothing, Emergency Egress, Health and Safety are just a few of the sectors benefitting from this exciting, innovative light source.
Our web site has now been updated including the picture, animation and video galleries. Go to to see the latest Light Tape® applications.

Light Tape® is the longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the world. It can be supplied in a range of colours and widths, in lengths up to 300ft. Driven by specially devised power supplies, it can be used in flashing or steady state modes in indoor or outdoor applications. The design is safe with no mercury, no glass to break or gas to escape and it's highly energy efficient too. In application, it is easy to install, requiring virtually no maintenance compared to alternative lighting technologies.

A NASA study for the Air Force on Light Tape® showed the technology easily visible from distances over five miles away. Notably Light Tape® light penetrates fog, smoke, snow, haze and other normally poor visibility conditions.

What is Light Tape®?

Light Tape® is made up of metal ribbon coated in Sylvania phosphor and encapsulated in a Honeywell laminate. Light Tape® has no glass, no gas, and no mercury/heavy metals and so is user and environment friendly. Light Tape® provides an 85% - 90% energy saving against other commercially available light sources such as Neon and Cold Cathode and due to its thinness (just 0.5mm thick, as thin as a business card) and being lightweight, affords inherent flexibility of use providing a neater, modern, space saving alterative that is easy to install with little to no maintenance and has a long working life. For further information go to:


About Light Tape UK Limited: Based in Barnsley South Yorkshire Light Tape UK Limited is the exclusive distributor for Electro-LuminX products in the UK and Ireland.

For further information please contact:
Mike Hardcastle, Managing Director

Light Tape UK Ltd.
7 Meadowfield Drive,
South Yorkshire.
S74 0QE
Mob: +44 (0) 7899 790 669

Note to Editors: High resolution images are available contact: [email protected]



Energy & Environment