Electric Paint Could be the Next Big Thing in Automotive Modification
When it comes to modifying a car, there are about a million and one ways to get it ...
When it comes to modifying a car, there are about a million and one ways to get it done. Even when it comes to the singular aspect of being able to make the car look a certain way, the options are truly endless.
For someone who wants to change the color of their car, they could go with a traditional paint job or even a more recent development of a vinyl wrap or a dip. The colors can really be changed up and give the machine its very own unique flare. Some of these dips are crazy. Just check out this one that takes the darkest color known to man and makes it look like a galaxy filled with actual stars.
With that, though, we have found that paint technology has kind of hit a little bit of a plateau. Sure, some of the deep and unique colors that they are accomplishing with the dips are pretty interesting. However, we haven’t seen much in terms of drastic modification to come out recently. The concept of a dip, after all, isn’t exactly new.
This time, we check in with a system by the name of “Lumilor.”
Essentially, what we’re looking at here is none other than electric paint. Essentially, the system advertises what’s called an electroluminescent coating system. The system allows anything coated with the substance to act as a colorful light. Basically, this light is produced when an electrical current passes through the paint.
The color layer is available in a couple of different shades. With them, we find white, blue, aqua, green, orange, yellow, violet, and pink colors.
Whether or not this will ever catch on and become a mainstream modification is to be determined. However, we find that it’s pretty cool to look at and it’s actually pretty durable as well. The life of the product has been measured to over 10,000 hours and some examples have seen as many as 50,000 hours of use.
In other words, if left on 24/7, the coating would last from a year to over five years. Given that it would likely only be used sparingly and while driving the car, we could see it lasting as long as the car itself!