24,000 LED Light-Up-My-Dress
Uh-mazing...London based designer team Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz have created a dress embroidered with 24,000 LEDs.
"'We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, andmeasuring only 2 by 2 mm,' said the designers. 'The circuits are extra-thin, flexible andhand-embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch sothe LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness andfluidity.'
To diffuse the LED light, the dress has four layers of silk chiffonand a pleated silk organza crinoline skirt. The extra-thin electronicsallow the dress to follow the body shape closely like normal fabric.
Instead of having one large and heavy battery, the dress is designedto run on many tiny iPod batteries hiding in the crinoline. 'They are not visible or uncomfortable,' says Rosella.
With the batteries, the Galaxy Dress wearer can walk around — all lit up — for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour."
This dress is too cool. I'd have to say cooler (and less painful) than previously: Geeky-Hot Torturous LED Lashes.
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