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LumiLor and the Story of Paramagnetic Color Changing Paint

You’ve seen the internet videos with millions of views showing off paramagnetic paint, right?

The future is officially here when you can change the color of the paint on your car with the click of a button.

But there is one really big problem with paramagnetic paint.

It’s FAKE.

The only chance you have of getting color changing paint on your car is if you buy it with the $1,000,000 Bill Gates gives you for forwarding emails.

fake paramagnetic paint

Color changing paint has been debunked by several mythbusting websites including here on Snopes.

What about LumiLor?

LumiLor electroluminescent paint can change the appearance of paint but it is fundamentally different than paramagnetic paint in two important ways.

First, it is not color changing paint, it’s a light emitting coating (LEC) which, you guessed it, is paint that emits light.

A simple way to think of LumiLor is that it allows anything you paint to be turned into a light bulb.

Electroluminescence simply means that it produces light with electricity.

Whatever is painted with LumiLor can function the same way as a light bulb.

You can turn it on and off. You can strobe it. You can even make it dance to music. Anything you can do with a light bulb you can do with LumiLor.

Light produced by LumiLor will change the appearance of an object when the LumiLor is turned on.

And that’s where the fun begins. Artists across the world are creating incredible work by including LumiLor with their airbrushing, hydrodipping, and other top coating techniques.

Manufacturers have realized the strategic benefits of being able to include light directly on their products in ways never before imaginable because of the flexibility of applying light with paint.

The second way LumiLor is different from color changing paint is that LumiLor is real.

Real as in LumiLor is patented across the globe.

Real as in LumiLor is currently being used across the world on cars, motorcycles, airplanes, bicycles, helmets, and even handrails.

Real as is in…well, see for yourself.

Here is LumiLor on the TV show Innovation Nation.

Here is LumiLor featured in an ad for Lexus of Australia.

Here is LumiLor highlighted in MotorTrend Magazine after it appeared at SEMA 2015 on a Chevrolet Camaro.

Here's a recap:

Paramagnetic paint is fake photoshopped fauxtography.

LumiLor is real.

Now that you’ve seen fake paramagnetic paint and real electroluminescent paint, the real deal is much more impressive, isn’t it?

What should you do if you’re still interested in color changing paint? Right now, there is not much you can do. But maybe, just maybe, we are working on a way to once again change the paint world.

What will you create with LumiLor?

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