WearLight

A wearable video display.

 
 

Light and MOVEMENT

Wearlight has 96 embedded fully programmable lights capable of endless design options.

Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill, Wearlight (view 2), 2016, Cotton, polyester and electronics, 30x20x1, Photo by Devon Merrill.jpg

Construction

Wearlight is constructed of several different textile layers and incorporates 96 embedded, fully programmable LEDs to create a dazzling video display. All lights and electronic connections are completely hidden within the vest's lining. A single battery pack is located in an internal pocket and powers the vest for hours of brilliant display.

Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill, Wearlight (view 5), 2016, Cotton, polyester and electronics, 30x20x1, Photo by Devon Merrill.jpg

Design

Wearlight is wearable pixel art. 

 Wearlight under construction. Programmable LEDs are arranged to reflect across 2-inch pixels and shine through the outer textile layer.  All electronics are hidden within the lining (not yet added in photo)

Wearlight under construction. Programmable LEDs are arranged to reflect across 2-inch pixels and shine through the outer textile layer.  All electronics are hidden within the lining (not yet added in photo)

 

 

 Wearlight detail.  A soft, quilted surface creates 2-inch pixels of light.

Wearlight detail.  A soft, quilted surface creates 2-inch pixels of light.

AWARDS - shows - exhibits

2018: Feb 10 - Mar 24 Lightheaded Exhibit, Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2017: Textiles and Technology Award, Surface Design Association 2017 Annual International Exhibition In Print

2017: Second Place, Fashion Technology, Golden Scissors Fashion Show, San Diego, CA

2017: Fashion Technology Fashion Show, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA

2017: Fashion Technology Fashion Show, Mesa College, San Diego, CA