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Illuminated Dry-Erase Board

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004507D
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 12K

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Abstract

Electroluminescents are an inexpensive, low energy and reliable light source for low light demands. Electroluminescence technology offers a highly efficient light source applicable for many solutions. There are numerous manufactures of electroluminescent systems able to configured to various applications. Applications have been developed for use in areas ranging from watches to nightlights. New applications could offer creative and advantageous solutions to existing problems. How to backlight a dry-erase board? A backlit presentation board can offer increased visibility in presentations. Traditional methods for lighting can result in large amount of heat produced and non-uniform light displayed. This results an in-efficient and undesirable system. What is needed is a way to backlight a dry-erase board. The present invention is a dry-erase board that utilizes an electroluminescently lit writing surface that is powered from an electric outlet. A non-translucent marker can be used to write on the board.

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Illuminated Dry-Erase Board

Electroluminescents are an inexpensive, low energy and reliable light source for low light demands. Electroluminescence technology offers a highly efficient light source applicable for many solutions. There are numerous manufactures of electroluminescent systems able to configured to various applications.

Applications have been developed for use in areas ranging from watches to nightlights. New applications could offer creative and advantageous solutions to existing problems.

How to backlight a dry-erase board?

A backlit presentation board can offer increased visibility in presentations. Traditional methods for lighting can result in large amount of heat produced and non-uniform light displayed. This results an in-efficient and undesirable system. What is needed is a way to backlight a dry-erase board.

The present invention is a dry-erase board that utilizes an electroluminescently lit writing surface that is powered from an electric outlet. A non-translucent marker can be used to write on the board.

Figure 1 illustrates an electroluminescent backlit board 110 that is connected electrically to the power outlet with a power cord 120. A non-translucent marker 130 is used to write on electroluminescent backlit board 110, resulting in a lit background and dark writing.