- story by MaterialDistrict
Putting LED in textile is no rocket science, but this textile gives ultra bright and radiant light. The Carpetlight CL21 is a new generation of fully flexible, light weight, ultra bright and high quality LED soft lights, that opens up entirely new possibilities in film-lighting. The patent-pending light source design with all its new features is the result of intensive research and the combination of the latest textile and power supply technologies. The Carpetlight lighting system/material is lightweight, flexible, versatile, efficient and can be rolled, folded, crumpled, wrapped, hanged, hooked and stretched to adapt to any desired form or function. It measures approximately 2 x 1 ft (400 x 600 mm featuring a light aperture of 320 x 540 mm).
It comes with full DMX512 compatibility and an input voltage range from 12 – 36 V to give its user the possibility to use different battery-systems. The Carpetlight CL21 is the most versatile soft light on the market; never has there been a lighting material more flexible and light weight.
It is fully adjustable between 2,800 and 5,400 K, with good colour rendition over the entire range and the CRI value always surpassing 95 Ra. The R9 (red) value outperforms most LED panel lights with a CRI of over 85 Ra, giving the Carpetlight CL21 a full colour spectrum without compromise.
The series emits a high amount of light in a soft and uniform beam field. Brighter than you will expect, with full flexibility and weighing only 300 g, the lamp is lighter than any existing professional lampheads on the market. The power supply unit has an dimming feature that allows for total flicker free operation at all framerates. It also creates a smooth and comfortable constant light rarely seen in the LED panel light segment. This lamp/material is certified by the TÜV NORD and this product is made by hand with the greatest care in St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany.
This innovation is a fusion of state of the art technologies, combining a textile circuit board and the patent pending passive cooling-system for the newest LED-technology. Carpetlight found a way to offer customized flexible lamps in any size with any combination of LEDs reaching brightness and color rendering indices (CRI over 96) that have never been achieved before. In contrast to other smart-textile technologies currently used in design and fashion which are merely glimmering or decorative fabrics, Carpetlight’s product delivers a luminous output high enough to light whole objects and rooms.
The Carpetlight lighting system is lightweight, flexible, versatile, efficient and can be rolled, folded, crumpled, wrapped, hanged, hooked and stretched to adapt to any desired form or function.