The extensive adoption of LED lighting has generated a plethora of new application ideas, such as embedding LEDs in flexible foils. In industrial applications, it is of the utmost importance that the foils are as transparent as possible to maximise visibility, while retaining their electrical conductivity. Printed conductive silver inks, even if the silver “wires” are very fine, are still visible. And increasing visibility – or optical transmission – has a payoff in that it frequently leads to reduced conductivity. A vicious circle? Not with SmartMesh®.
A bright future for SmartMesh®
This is another reason why Louisenthal’s SmartMesh® has a bright future: it offers the best of both worlds with high conductivity and high transparency. And that opens up almost limitless new opportunities for innovation. SmartMesh® foils equipped with LEDs can be used in applications where transparency is key: for example, they can be laminated onto glass for shop windows or refrigerated display cases in supermarkets. Large surface areas like these require oversized foil dimensions as well as large-scale production capabilities. And that’s where Louisenthal ticks all the boxes – again.
Here are just a few of the benefits of SmartMesh® for LED applications:
- Optical transmittance of > 90%
- Sheet resistance of << 10 Ω/□ to enable high LED density and brightness
- No moiré pattern obscuring the view due to the arbitrary self-organised structure
- Can be laminated onto a sheet of glass or between 2 sheets
- You have a choice of foils, including PET and PC
- Range of foil widths up to 1,000mm
Want to know what SmartMesh can do for your LED application? Feel free to get in touch!