KanvasLight has optical fibers integrated into canvas material, which lets light shine in unusual ways.
KanvasLight has created a canvas material that lights up without the need for electrical power, and that is flexible and stowable.
Sellerie nautique aérec’s Kan v as Light is a canvas product used to build Bimini covers, spray hoods and sun covers, offering shade during the day and soft, diffused light at night. Luminous optical fibers are integrated into the canvas. The fabric doesn’t generate light itself; instead, the light comes from a hidden electrical and optical system that is encapsulated in a waterproof case. ¶ “The technical challenge was sewing without breaking the [optical] fibers,” says Laurence Plaqué, commercial manager for Sellerie Nautique Aérec. “This fiber weave is interesting because it’s an inert material that works without electric power and remains insensitive to humidity.” ¶ The light-emitting composite is expected to be a boon for interior and exterior designers because it can accommodate unique curves and contours aboard new builds and refit projects alike.