Light-Emitting Wallpaper Could Light Our Homes By 2012

Traditionally favoured by middle-aged women, wallpaper could cut carbon emissions and eliminate the need for light bulbs, with a UK company using OLED technology to create light-emitting wallpaper.

The government-backed Carbon Trust has awarded a £454,000 ($807,000) grant to a company by the name of Lomox, to develop the special wallpaper. Inspired by OLED TVs which use low voltage, Lomox hopes to use some of the same technology for wallpaper that lights up rooms and outdoor areas, believing they can get an affordable product to market by 2012.

Let's just hope they don't stop at Laura Ashley for design influence. [FT] Image Credit: Country Living

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