Lighting Up Your Motorcycle Paint Job At The Flick Of A Switch

A company named Darkside Scientific announces the creation of a product that they state will transform the way we use and see paint. It’s called LumiLor and is a patent-pending practical, durable and affordable electroluminescent coating technology that can be illuminated with a simple electrical current. A motorcycle that lights up at night at the switch of a button? Every day is seems like reality creeps ever closer to science-fiction. Darkside Scientific claims it can be custom-animated to flash in sequenced, strobed, and sound activated modes and says it can be applied to metal, wood, fiberglass and plastics. LumiLor is claimed to be energy efficient, powered by a touch of electrical current, and is safe and cool to the touch. A new medium for artists to explore?

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13 Responses to “Lighting Up Your Motorcycle Paint Job At The Flick Of A Switch”


  1. 1 Seven Sep 26th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Very cool! I see people painting on turn signals and all kinds of cool graphics to
    customize their bikes.

  2. 2 BobS Sep 26th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I see a Tron bike.

  3. 3 Blackmax Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    What will they think of next ????
    This could be very interesting

  4. 4 Arie Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I wonder how much juice is needed to power up. This would be a good thing to have on a helmet.

  5. 5 JON Sep 27th, 2012 at 1:17 am

    would make for some cool strobes on polIce bIkes

  6. 6 ROGUE Sep 27th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Very Interesting and I would be interested in talking to them about it.
    I will try and contact someone later today.

  7. 7 SammyD Sep 27th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    A company called Gator Glass does something similar,

    http://www.gatorcustoms.net/gallery.cfm

  8. 8 bobs56 Sep 27th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Fabulous invention….

  9. 9 Nobody Sep 28th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    My first thought jumped to using this stuff + controllers to turn a car into a tv similar to that canopy setup on Fremont St. in Las Vegas.

    Though the idea of imbedding my running lights/signals into the paint scheme does tickle the imagination.

  10. 10 dmj Sep 28th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I want to brush it into my eye brows and beard. Plug me in.

  11. 11 burnout Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Neato. Twenty years ago a friend of mine had this idea but never did anything with it. Slow thinker that I am could not see the coolness then. peace

  12. 12 fredp Sep 29th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I worked for a company back in late 1990′s that used an electroluminescent silk screening process that was made to be used as backlighting on the old motorrola pagers, timex “indiglo” watches and the first Garmin handhelds. Automotive use on the dashboards of Chrysler cars instead of bulbs. It is also used today on those flat night lights you plug in the wall at night.
    It would light up using nothing more than a watch battery for power.The company was called Durel Corporation, but I think 3m bought them out.
    I would not be surprised if someone from that old company is involved in this new product.

  13. 13 Sara Brown Oct 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 am

    wild….wow

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