Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Light Tape

  1. #1
    Heli Builder fweinrebe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Namibia
    Posts
    325
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Lightbulb Light Tape

    I came across this link to a product that might be useful making back lighted panels. It is called Light Tape. I think it has great potential.

    http://www.lighttape.co.uk/. See the photos where the tape is put around Plexiglass and it lights up the logo of a company.

    Or it can be put on the MIP to light up the panel.
    Fritz -> Helicopter Cockpit Builder
    (FSX | TH2Go | Arduino | C# Avionics | CNC)

  2. Thanks choffmann thanked for this post
  3. #2
    500+ This must be a daytime job



    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    531
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    I actually have a huge supply of this type of material called EL wire, in 10 colors. You have to power it with an inverter, but it draws nearly no power and generates almost no heat. I bought 200 yards of each color for a project we were doing, but ended up using a different method of lighting. I have been thinking of trying it on my panels. If there was enough interest I would put up a web store and sell it to the simmers, but it had seemed to methat everyone was using other methods to backlight.


    BuddyM

  4. #3
    Heli Builder fweinrebe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Namibia
    Posts
    325
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    What inverter output voltage are required to use the tape?

    Sounds like a great idea to sell it off eBay. What is the width you have?
    Fritz -> Helicopter Cockpit Builder
    (FSX | TH2Go | Arduino | C# Avionics | CNC)

  5. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: Light Tape

    Been following www.lighttape.co.uk on twitter and they just posted this image.

    http://twitpic.com/luqgn

  6. Thanks fweinrebe, Matt Olieman, choffmann thanked for this post
  7. #5
    Forum Moderator JWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    490
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: Light Tape

    What colours and how to cut it, power it up, dimm it, etc????

    JWS

  8. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2
    Contribute If you enjoy reading the
    content here, click the below
    image to support MyCockpit site.
    Click Here To Contribute To Our Site

    Re: Light Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by JWS View Post
    What colours and how to cut it, power it up, dimm it, etc????

    JWS
    See the videos below they explain the product:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-dQs-Mpmh4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwRV_MUnOVM

  9. Thanks W9XE/Project777 thanked for this post

Similar Threads

  1. Parking Brake Light and Stab Trim Light (real throttle assy.)
    By blueskydriver in forum I/O Interfacing and Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 07:13 PM
  2. Le Flap Transit,Ext light and FMC Message light
    By captdave in forum PM Boing MCP
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-17-2010, 05:36 PM
  3. Altitude Tape/indicator PFD
    By Peter Nielsen in forum PM Boeing GC
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2008, 03:21 PM
  4. Speed tape failure in PFD
    By Jackpilot in forum PM Boeing GC
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-18-2007, 08:34 PM
  5. Speed tape failure in PFD
    By Jackpilot in forum PM General Q & A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-18-2007, 08:34 PM

Tags for this Thread