LumiGram, a company that specializes in fiber optics fashion, intends to bring illuminated bed covers and curtains to your bedroom. These are probably the things you need to make the holidays special.
The fiber optics fabric might seem a good choice not only for kids who are afraid of the dark, but also for romantic grown-ups (that is, in case they don’t find this whole concept kitschy, fact that is highly probable). Regardless of the target audience, one thing should be noted: fortunately, the glowing curtains, pillows and bedspreads can be turned off, as I would imagine sleeping in a glowing room to be quite challenging.
LumiGram, the French company that developed these fiber optic light bedspreads and curtains, claims that the products are subtle and mysterious. Judging by the attached images, I would say that either they are wrong, or they used a poor-quality camera for advertising the Luminex material.
The edges of the bed cover include high-power LEDs that are anything but subtle and mysterious. Apart from that, the bedspread is covered with the patented fiber optic material that distributes that light evenly on the entire surface.
One of the spokespersons of LumiGram stated that “Unlike other light sources like Neon, LEDs or Electroluminescence, the light coming from the fibre optics fabric is subtle and mysterious, producing a beautiful and dazzling luminous effect in dark or shadowed areas.” To support the safety of Luminex, the company added that “it doesn’t heat up, and presents no risks of electrical shocks.”
The bedspread costs not less than £320 (approximately $520), and this might be too much for some people, no matter how otherworldly these products look. A 4.5 V electrical adapter is provided, but users should know that the products work equally fine on batteries.
Fortunately, the ones who are willing to spend that money on illuminated bed covers are given the option to choose between various colors. After all, the manufacturer would want its products to match the rooms of its customers. Otherwise, the contrast would be too disturbing (not that it isn’t already). The company also states that the bed covers and curtains are washable, but people should use caution when doing this.
Provided that the cost wasn’t a problem, would you buy such a product? If so, for what purpose? Please leave your answers in the comment section below.