E Lumia - Water-Activated Lighting

Innovation Design Engineering Group Projects

Eunhee Jo, Seung Rhee and Mimi Zou

‘E Lumia’ is a new avant-garde material that illuminates 75 selectively in response to the presence of water. It functions while maintaining near-total transparency and harvests energy from natural sunlight by incorporating transparent photovoltaic cell technology.

The ‘E Lumia’ technology is available in various physical forms including rigid, flexible and soft, as well as in different opacities. A variety of models are also suitable for surface treatments such as glazing and other customisable coatings. ‘E Lumia’ can be applied to different architectural surfaces and indoor environments for illumination, wherever water and sunlight are present.