Light Tape® illuminates Manchester’s New “M” logo

When Marketing Manchester wanted to create an illuminated version of Peter Saville’s “M” logodesign they chose Light Tape®.
Installed at the Manchester visitors centre the “M”, Manchester’s brand signature situated in thecentre’s window on the corner of Piccadilly Plaza on Portland Street, to add a touch of colourand interest to the busy Portland Street area in time for Manchester day the 20th of July 2010.
Light Tape M Logo Manchester Visitors Centre

Light Tape M Logo at the Manchester Visitors Centre

For more information on Light Tape® visit our web site at: http://www.lighttape.co.uk
The recently opened information centre is presented as a truly modern, forward looking, funplace that projects the merits of Manchester in very much the same way.
The “M”, Manchester’s brand signature, has been produced using Light Tape® in various colours, meant to convey within its design a vibrant, modern, simplistic statement that therichness and diversity of the City and the individuals within it, exist in parallel and where thestrands of colour intersect the city becomes a truly exciting place with the people who live andwork there, both “original and modern”, all contributing to make Manchester the city it is today.

Light Tape at the Manchester Visitors Centre Logo Original Designed by Peter Saville http://www.lighttape.co.uk

To download our Light Tape® Design Guide and Colour Swatch go to: http://www.lighttape.co.uk
The designer of the Manchester “M” is Peter Saville, who for over twenty-five years has produced essential innovations in the field of communications, significantly affecting the interplay between art and design. Amongst other achievements Saville created a series of iconicalbum covers for the bands Joy Division and New Order and was also at the forefront of developments in conceptual design with exhibits his work showing in museums and art galleries internationally Manchester’s “M” brand signature is used for national and international communications, when City partners from across Greater Manchester and the wider city-region are promoting themselves jointly under a ‘Manchester’ banner and Light Tape® UK are proud to have beenable to assist in the physical realization of the symbol of Manchester at the visitors centre.
Light Tape Manchester Visitors Centre  Logo Original Designed by Peter Saville
The Manchester “M” was Originally Designed by Peter Saville, Commissioned by Marketing Manchester, Conceptualized by BDP, Installed by Ashleigh Signs Limited and Supplied by LightTape UK Limited.
What is Light Tape®?
Light Tape® is made up of metal ribbon coated in Sylvania phosphor and encapsulated in aHoneywell laminate. Light Tape® has no glass, no gas, and no mercury/heavy metals and so isuser and environment friendly. Light Tape® provides an 85% – 90% energy saving against othercommercially 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 ofuse 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: http://www.lighttape.co.uk
For more information about Light Tape® and associated products please contact us on the following: email: mike.hardcastle@lighttape.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 8456 170 697
Visit our website for more information about Light Tape® and its wide range of uses: http://www.lighttape.co.uk
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 mikeltukl
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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