10 Innovative Examples of LED Uses

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were first invented in 1927 but since then the technology has been used in myriad ways for art, science, fashion and many other areas. Here at Fonix we specialise in this area of technology and go out of our way to find the best for our clients’ screens so we decided to show you why we’re so passionate about these tiny little devices and what they can do with this list.

  1. LED shot glasses from Catchin24
    LED shot glasses from Catchin24

     

  2. LED art installation from German artist Leigh Sachwitz of flora&faunavisions providing a 360 degree display of a transparent house with a roof and walls portraying a thunderstorm
    LED art installation from German artist Leigh Sachwitz of flora&faunavisions providing a 360 degree display of a transparent house with a roof and walls portraying a thunderstorm

     

  3. Red and blue diodes were used in a Purdue University scientific study in the hopes of finding the perfect combination of lighting to grow crops
    Red and blue diodes were used in a Purdue University scientific study in the hopes of finding the perfect combination of lighting to grow crops

     

  4. A water slide in Germany with RGB daylight rings
    A water slide in Germany with RGB daylight rings

     

  5. LED bricks from Lunchbox Electronics
    LED bricks from Lunchbox Electronics

     

  6. A thin film driven LED display has been laminated into textiles in the Netherlands so that fabric can display hundreds of lights
    A thin film driven LED display has been laminated into textiles in the Netherlands so that fabric can display hundreds of lights

     

  7. One wheel skateboard with LED runner lights and LCD alerts
    One wheel skateboard with LED runner lights and LCD alerts

     

  8. Disney researchers have created light emitting diodes that communicate with each other. This can be used in various ways, including the picture above showing a fancy dress outfit which lights will activate when a wand with its own light is near.
    Disney researchers have created light emitting diodes that communicate with each other. This can be used in various ways, including the picture above showing a fancy dress outfit which lights will activate when a wand with its own light is near.

     

  9. An embedded dress, coded by teenage girls, was displayed at New York Fashion Week
    An embedded dress, coded by teenage girls, was displayed at New York Fashion Week

     

  10. This art display by B-Reel contains 13,000 lights coded to respond to breathing patterns
    This art display by B-Reel contains 13,000 lights coded to respond to breathing patterns