Dress with 24,000 LEDs

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Dress with 24,000 LEDs

Two London-based designers have created a dress embroidered with 24,000 full color LEDs .

Called the ‘Galaxy Dress’ it claims to be the largest wearable display in the world and will be the center piece of an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

“We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm,” say designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz in an email. “The circuits are extra-thin, flexible, and hand embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.” The duo run an interactive clothing company called CuteCircuit.

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  1. Man … good thing it’s big and flowy! Otherwise how would they hide the big ass car battery powering that thing!?! 🙂

  2. Dude, never say “big ass” when talking about women’s clothing. (Trust me.)

    That must be at least 600 watts. You could melt ice off the sidewalk.

  3. Wow.

  4. I mean, wow, that’s intense!

    Not a flat “wow, big deal.”

  5. If you read the full article, it runs on iPod batteries. Extraordinarily, they can power it for around 30 minutes!

    “The future of LED is very bright.” ~Limor Fried Very bright indeed!

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