iLight’s “Hypnotica”

Last week I posted about iLight Technologies’ “Plexineon White 2X” series of flexible LED lighting – check out this product that lies on the RGB end of the spectrum, the Hypnotica line of LED illumination.  From the press release:

Designed to fit in the most discrete areas, Hypnotica is sure to create enchanting effects and environments – whether used as interior or exterior accent lighting, or in cove applications.

Hypnotica offers smooth, even light output along the entire length of the fixture, making it a visually rich and captivating direct view system. “In bringing this product to market,” states iLight President & CEO, Sean Callahan, “iLight fuses leading edge DMX and RDM technology from our partner, Pathway Connectivity, with our own unique lighting technology to provide designers with a sleek and technologically advanced color changing product.”

This slender RGB fixture is DMX 512 compatible for fully dynamic color control such as sequential color changing, color fading, multi-color blending and dramatic color movement in six inch resolution. Hypnotica is one of the first color changing products on the market with Remote Device Management (RDM) capability, allowing intelligent, bidirectional communication between our fixtures and RDM controllers giving you greater feedback and control than ever before.

Who’s ready for a product video with some funky music?

Cool.  It seems like every bar and night club in the world needs this – even the real shoegazer, “look how cool I am while I ignore you and look at my beer” bars.

The Plexineon White 2X Series

Back in October at LDI, I met Elizabeth from iLight Technologies in Chicago (who is very nice, by the way) who heads up the PR team for iLight.  I asked Elizabeth to send me some product info so I could write about itiLight makes all kinds of flexible LED products that replace neons and signage, and stuff like that.  There are a couple of posts I’ll make in the next few weeks about some of their products, case studies, and specifications of their LED products – they have a pretty decent variety of products, including the white range of LED “neons.”  They call this the Plexineon series, and I have some info on it I want to share.

First, from the press release a while ago (it sucks that I just discovered iLight):

This second generation of white light developed by iLight is offered in four Kelvin color temperatures: 2800K, 3500K, 4500K, and 6500K.  The Plexineon White 2X Series produces high efficiency white light with stable and consistent color temperature.  Most importantly, White 2X has longer lifetimes than other white products on the market due to its unique construction, and is approximately 50% brighter than the original white series making it perfect for accent and low light level applications.

iLight has overcome the many shortcomings of white light LED products that are constructed by standard industry methods.  White 2X is produced using a patented technology which contains standard high intensity blue LEDs and a proprietary diffusing technology which avoids the phosphor degradation issues of standard white LEDs as well as the individual LED degradation issues of the RGB approach.  The simplicity of the process results in a robust, cost effective and long-lasting white product.

“RGB is a very inefficient way to create white light and white LEDs continue to have problems of color shifting as they degrade over time,” states President & CEO, Sean Callahan.  “Our White 2X offers designers an elegant way to obtain white light with a variety of Kelvin temperatures, including the warm 2800K.”  Due to its durable construction, ease of installation and energy efficiencies, the White 2X Series, as with all Plexineon products, appeals to architectural, entertainment, hospitality, commercial, residential and signage applications.

This is very bright stuff – I was pretty surprised at LDI to run into this product, and my good friend Anjeanette actually has a project in the works, maybe just now finishing (HEY ANJ, what was that project?) – and the strips are bright bright bright, even and consistent.

Plexineon comes in four color temps, from high blue to medium “tungsten” levels, 2800°K.  Depending on the application, it’s a good variety of temperatures – there’s nothing in the 5K-6K range, but the higher temperature selection should do the trick for most applications requiring that range.

iLight Technologies has about 30 patents, including one for the Plexineon technology, and has 56 additional U.S and international patents pending in other LED lighting systems beyond their linear lighting products.  Check them out – visit