Light Tape® takes off on BAE Systems stand at Farnborough 2010

When BAE Systems wanted a spectacular floor lighting effect at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show Rapier Group chose Light Tape® to fit the bill.

Once again Light Tape® has proved to be a hit when used at the recent Farnborough Air Show on the floor and walls of the BAE Systems pavilion.  The simple, geometric design created using Light Tape® ran from a central, interactive, touch screen console in all directions throughout the main exhibition pavilion to the various displays of defense equipment, and as part of the lighting effects in the entrance to the registration area. For further information go to:

The overall effect provided not only logical linking of the various exhibits, this could have been done using a white self adhesive tape on the floor, but by using Light Tape® as the directional indicator the resulting effect added a whole new dimension to the overall exhibit.

The floor, which is usually seen as just something you walk on, came alive and became as much a part of the overall design of the room as the accompanying pictured canvases used to tell the story of the varying uses for the exhibited products being promoted by BAE Systems.

2” lit width, Media White Light Tape® was first fitted in place using 3M double sided adhesive tape, which was then covered with 5” wide Light Tape®  Floor Shield™, a product specifically designed to protect the lighting product from foot traffic medium term.

The Light Tape® looked totally in keeping with the heady mix of hi tech equipment being displayed and its effectiveness i.e. brightness and visual appeal, stood up to the other forms of lighting effects that were used to spotlight the exhibits, showing yet another use of a product that offers intrinsic practicality combined with aesthetically pleasing results.

The display at the BAE Systems pavilion at Farnborough’s annual air show ran for a week in July with quit literally thousands of people in attendance, passing through and walking over the Light Tape® whilst viewing the very latest in defense vehicles and equipment on display, proving that Light Tape® which is as thin as a business card in combination with Floor Shield™, can stand up to the rigors of an extremely busy exhibition and still look superb as the accompanying pictures show.  The BAE Systems stand at Farnborough was designed and built by Rapier Group in Ware, Hertfordshire.

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:

For more information about Light Tape® and associated products please contact us on the following:

email: – Tel: +44 (0) 8456 170 697

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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.


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About Light Tape Light Tape UK Ltd have launched a revolutionary, cost-effective slim and flexible electroluminescent lighting strip system that operates from low amperage supplies to provide numerous applications for use in industrial and commercial areas. Uses range from directional strip lighting in fire and safety applications to automotive, architectural and entertainment applications, as well as advertising displays and graphic display light boxes. It can even replace neon signage, notably for graphic display light boxes, where Light Tape enables greatly reduced box thickness to just 12mm, a huge reduction on other commercially available florescent light signage systems, which are 40mm thick. Light tape itself is just 0.5mm thick (as thin as a business card) and lightweight affording inherent flexibility of use and with this and the thinner Light Tape light boxes, the weight of the system is considerably reduced making it easier and safer to handle. Light tape provides an 85% - 90% energy saving against other commercially available florescent light boxes and Light Tape is also the longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the world. It can be supplied in a range of colours and widths, with lengths of up to 300ft or more. By varying supply voltage and frequency, the brightness and hue of Light Tape can also be adjusted. Driven by specially devised power supplies, it can be used in flashing or steady state modes in indoor or outdoor applications. The design of this state of the art product is both safe, there is no mercury incorporated in it, no glass to break or gas to escape, and is highly energy efficient too. A 25mm wide by 300ft long Light Tape, consumes less power than a 100W light bulb whilst also being at least twice the brightness of alternative EL technologies. In outdoor illuminated signage applications Light Tape can be seen for miles. A NASA study for the Air Force on Light Tape showed the technology easily visible from distances over five miles away. Notably Light Tape penetrates fog, snow, haze and other normally poor visibility conditions. Light Tape is easy to install, and requires virtually no maintenance compared to alternative lighting technologies and the flat, flexible, plastic lamp generates no heat and can be wrapped around corners." bend radius is just 2mm. And unlike fiber optics, Light Tape loves to be flashed sequentially or selectively which not only enhances applications but also significantly extends life. Multi-channel sequences and flashers are also available for use with Light Tape. Light Tape is the most versatile light bulb ever developed! Patent protected Light Tape is the thinnest, longest and brightest electroluminescent lamp in the World. Light Tape is extremely light, flexible and very easy to install. We offer multiple colors, a variety of widths and lengths of 100m or longer.

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