June 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Light Tape UK announces the launch of the new portable battery units to drive the Light Tape® product in its various portable applications. The latest Electronic driver technology means the unit is the same size as a pack of playing cards.
The new units have been specifically developed to address the existing limitations associated with driving Light Tape using portable battery technology.
Light Tape® has been used for many applications in the event, exhibition, entertainment and safety industries but the main barrier to its more widespread use in these sectors has been the size and poor performance of current battery technology.
Designed to drive the latest Light Tape® Glo-Pro Safety Clothing the new portable, quick rechargeable battery unit has both the New Electronic power driver and battery encased in the one unit.
It has a vastly extended battery life, is rechargeable and comes in three sizes. The new portable battery unit features an on/off/flashing switch plus red light indicator, a belt clip, it has a vastly extended battery life and is rechargeable.
The smallest GPDC36 battery unit can drive up to 36 Square inches of Light Tape®. The GPDC60 battery unit can drive up to 60 Square inches of Light Tape® and the GPDC100 battery can drive up to 100 Square inches of Light Tape®. All of this adds up to an extremely viable solution that ticks all the boxes and opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the use of affordable, practical, portable Light Tape® displays.
Where the addition of light for wearable/non wearable applications is require for example: Safety Jackets etc in industry; Stage, TV and Movie Costumes and props in entertainment; Event Displays, Mobile Bars, Ice Buckets, Poser Tables, Table centers etc; Free Standing, Portable exhibition stands and Brochure Stands for exhibition, product display and POS Units (the list of application could go on)
At present, a DC power unit has to be supplied separately to the battery, switch and charger which can make the solution bulky and difficult to conceal if for instance the Light Tape® is required to be lit for an extended time, so requiring a larger power unit. Or, time consuming if a smaller battery was used that needed to be recharged every few hours, depending on the overall size and power needs of the Light Tape® being driven. However the new Portable battery packs confirm that “good things” really do “come in small packages.”
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 alternative that is easy to install with little to no maintenance and has a long working life. For further information go to: 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.
For further information please contact: Mike Hardcastle, Managing Director,
Light Tape UK Ltd. 7 Meadowfield Drive, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. S74 0QE
Telephone: +44 (0)845 617 0697 Mob: +44 (0) 7899 790 669