Fabric Surfaces for Backlighting

stretch fabric panels backlit

Soft, flexible, inviting fabrics and stretch PVCs.

Inherently adept at diffusing light, stretch fabrics and PVC films provide designers with a sleek and uniform surface that illuminates wonderfully. With color changing RGB LED panels, a simple white ceiling can double as an animated canvas as colors fluctuate from cool blues to warm reds.  With the correct fixture depth and LED panel design, PVC stretch films can cover large ceiling areas without hot spots or shadows.

From backlit ceiling systems to wall panels, PVC films and fabrics can provide design flexibility; their unique characteristics include:

  • Ability to create custom fixtures
  • Minimal structural requirements
  • Fewer seams
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Large coverage areas
  • Fluid, flat surface
  • Potential for graphic prints

Video of GPI’s prototype of backlit stretch fabric with color changing RGB backlighting