Philips’ LED carpet brings the bioluminescent jungle indoors

Philips has partnered with flooring company Desso to develop “light transmissive carpets.” The concept integrates LED lighting into fabric, enabling a number of applications. One area that Desso — a big name in commercial and industrial flooring — is interested in is signage. By controlling which areas of the carpet light up, Philips and Desso are able to integrate information into the floor, be it guiding arrows, logos, or text.

A mockup of the context shows a carpet directing people to the baggage area. On any given day the carpet could be programmed to send people in different directions, making it more flexible than static signage. It could also be useful for temporary signage, for example, lighting up a theater or airplane’s…

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