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Sneek Peak From Xylan: Xylight Prototype

Submitted by on January 2, 2012 – 4:34 PM
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Here’s a little sneak peak of what’s to come from Xylan. Xylan is working on implementing a nano technology they call XYLIGHT into the graphic surface of their boards. The result is spectacular! The graphic of the board is actually brighter than the surrounding street lights in night shots. XYLIGHT uses light reflection phenomenon that can be easily seen from road signs at night. It has various items from perforated material to billboard film. XYLIGHT is also applied to many other fields such as fashion and industrial safety in order to accommodate different needs of consumer.

Xylite Prototype 1
With No Need For Electricity, XYLIGHT is a high quality multi-functional product which is much different from ordinary materials currently supplied in the market. XYLIGHT utilizes its surrounding lightings such as car headlights in order to radiate.

Xylight Prorotype 2

Pat In Awe Of The XYLITE Sleeper

There are a few conventional methods of creating reflective images. Laminating printed clear film on top of reflective sheet, direct silk printing, and pasting pieces of color reflective sheets, these methods pale in comparison as they can not possibly offer a fully lit billboard effect without the use of power.

Pat putting the Xylite Sleeper through it's paces

Pat putting the XYLIGHT Sleeper through it's paces

Its brighter than the street light!!

Its brighter than the street light!!

What a beautiful board!!

What a beautiful board!!

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