When Dorothy needed to find the wizard of Oz, she had advantage of a yellow brick road leading her there. Well, in the near future, thanks to carpet maker Desso and Philips Lighting, we may have something even better to direct our steps, enter the lighted carpet.
These two global companies have joined forces to soon offer lighted carpeting to offices, hotels, conference centers and other public places. To quote directly from the Desso website, Philips Lighting Marketing and Sales Director Ed Huibers states:
“This light transmissive carpet solution is designed to engage directly with people’s senses and the eyes’ natural inclination to seek out light. The technology takes advantage of people’s tendency to be guided by the floor when moving through and interacting with space. It brings information, direction, inspiration and safety via the carpet you walk on.”
So keep your eyes peeled. The next time you get lost in a public place that has carpeting, you may wind up with something much better than a trail of bread crumbs to help you navigate without getting lost!