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E Ink Color Changing Pigment And The BMW i Vision DEE Concept Car

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There has been a lot of buzz from CES, last week, about the new BMW concept car, the i Vision DEE. It sports AI, voice assistant, head’s up display, AR, and many other bells and whistles, but what’s really turned heads is its color-changing paint. A mobile app allows the user to electronically change dozens of exterior panels between 32 different colors. This color-changing paint technology is from E Ink, the company behind Kindle.

The written word doesn’t really do this color-changing paint justice. Better to see it in this short CNET video here.

Could there be luminaire housings that change colors in the future? It seems very possible.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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