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THE ILLUMINATING FABRIC

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KanvasLight Light Up Fabric

Kanvaslight – Fiber Optics Fabric : How it works?

Kanvaslight revolutionizes lighting by using optical fibers in a way that has never been seen before. By weaving optical fibers into fabric and using a light injector, Kanvaslight is able to light your textile structures. As a fiber optic fabric, Kanvaslight is the perfect LED replacement light. With this light up fabric, you can easily add light in places you could not before. In your tent, part of a cushion, boat top or anywhere there is fabric, Kanvaslight can turn any textile structure into a lighting piece.

KanvasLight Fiber Optic Fabric schema KanvasLight schema multiple light injections
Electricity

Electricity

The light injector requires electricity to operate but the electricity stops there. No electricity flows through the fabric light
Light Transportation

Light Transportation

Kanvaslight uses light transportation to bring light to you, so electricity is not in the fabric light.
Power
5VDC to 24VDC
Power : 2.5W or 15W
Safe
Designed with safety in mind, electricity does not flow through the fiber optic fabric
Resistant
Build resistant and engineered specifically for extreme conditions -22°F to 176°F
CE UL

Kanvaslight uses the concept of light transportation to bring you a beautiful lighting piece to any textile structure. The light injector handles all the electricity, and the fiber optic fabric never receives a flow of electricity. Plugged into a power source, the light injector shines a powerful light into the optical fibers weaved into the fabric, creating the lighting effect. The optical fibers transport the light through the fabric to create the light up fabric that you see. By using a fiber optic fabric and light transportation, Kanvaslight is the perfect LED replacement light as the optimal fabric light.

For more in-depth questions, refer to our FAQ or contact us directly

FAQ

KANVASLIGHT® FABRIC

KanvasLight Light Up Fabric

Kanvaslight revolutionizes lighting by using optical fibers in a way that has never been seen before. By weaving the optical fibers into a fabric, Kanvaslight is able to turn any textile structure into a beautiful lighting piece. Kanvaslight can be integrated into any textile or composite and is designed to survive any environment. Kanvaslight can be integrated with:

  • Sewn
  • Stitched
  • Glued
  • And more…

Contact us for integration recommendations.

KanvasLight Optical Fiber Lighting

SMOOTH PERFORMANCE FABRIC

This fabric has a lower density of optical fibers. This option is perfect for aesthetic lighting. Perfect as a design tool, for accent lighting or retro-lighting.

HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRIC

This fabric has a higher density of optical fibers built into the fabric. This allows for a greater amount of light to be emitted from the fabric.

KanvasLight density
Part # - SKU Width B (Inch) Length A (Feet) Extension C (Inch) Luminance (cd/m²) Light Injection
1-4-7-R-FW 1" 4' 6.5" 155 1
2-4-7-R-FW 2" 4' 6.5" 95 1
4-4-7-R-FW 4" 4' 6.5" 48 1
8-4-7-R-FW 8" 4' 6.5" 24 1
1-8-7-R-FW 1" 8' 6.5" 77 1
2-8-7-R-FW 2" 8' 6.5" 48 1
4-8-7-R-FW 4" 8' 6.5" 25 1
8-8-7-R-FW 8" 8' 6.5" 13 1

HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRIC

This fabric has a higher density of optical fibers built into the fabric. This allows for a greater amount of light to be emitted from the fabric.

Part # - SKU Width B (Inch) Length A (Feet) Extension C (Inch) Luminance (cd/m²) Light Injection
8-3.7-15-R-FW 8" 3'7" 15" 175 2
1-4-15-R-FW 1" 4' 6.5" 310 1
2-4-15-R-FW 2" 4' 6.5" 190 1
4-4-15-R-FW 4" 4' 6.5" 95 1
1-8-15-R-FW 1" 8' 6.5" 155 1
2-8-15-R-FW 2" 8' 6.5" 95 1
4-8-15-R-FW 4" 8' 6.5" 50 1

TECHNICAL DATA

WEIGHT

Illuminating Fabric weight:
2.38 Oz/sq ft
(550g/m²)

MATERIAL

The illuminating fabric is woven with:
-Polyester white yarns (other color options on demand).
-PMMA optical fibers 0.5mm Diameter

TEMPERATURE

Acceptable temperature:
-22°F to 176°F
(-30°C to 80°C)

LIGHT INJECTORS

KanvasLight Optical Fiber Lighting
Part # - SKU Description Volt (DC) Power (W) RGB Dimmable Injection outputs Controllers compatible Dimensions (mm)
I-12-10-2-W2700-N Bimini Top injector 12-24 15 NO YES 2 NO 250x90x40mm (9.8"x3.5"x1.6")
I-5-2.5-1-W3000-N Warm white Injector 5-16 2.5 NO YES 1 NO 90x40x30mm (3.5"x1.6"x1.2")
I-5-2.5-1-RGB-B RGB injector 5-16 2.5 YES YES 1 Bluetooth - Phone
Application (IOS & Android)
90x40x30mm (3.5"x1.6"x1.2")

CONNECT IT TO YOUR CONTROLLER.

KANVASLIGHT LIGHT INJECTORS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH MANY CONTROLLERS FOLLOWING DIFFERENT PROTOCOLES.

YOU NEED A CONTROLLER, ASK US!

OPTICAL WIRES

KanvasLight OPTICAL WIRES
To integrate the electronic device further away from the illuminating fabric, we developed optical wires made to transport the light between the light injector and the fabric with minimum light losses.
No electricity flows into the optical wires, only light.
Part # - SKU Length (Feet) External Diam (mm) Internal Diam (mm) Material Light Loss percentage
OW-3-11-9 3' 11 9 PMMA - Optical Fibers Diam 1mm 20 to 30%
OW-6-11-9 6' 11 9 PMMA - Optical Fibers Diam 1mm 20 to 30%
OW-10-11-9 10' 11 9 PMMA - Optical Fibers Diam 1mm 20 to 30%
OW-15-11-9 15' 11 9 PMMA - Optical Fibers Diam 1mm 20 to 30%
Optical wires
FOR OTHER LENGTHS, ASK US!

CUSTOMIZATION

Kanvaslight has many custom options. If you need your logo turned into a lighting piece for your tent? That’s very possible with Kanvaslight. If you need your Kanvaslight to be a red light for when you’re docking your boat? That’s possible as we have RGB capabilities available. We offer many custom projects and solutions so contact us for your customization options and we will work with you to have your needs met.

Keep Your Manufacturing Process Easy With Guardtex Manufacturing Options

Guardtex, Design and manufacture of technical textile solutions

We design and manufacture high-tech textile solutions.
We engineer the design without taking physical measurements or using a template* and we manufacture custom solutions with mass production efficiency.
With our 4 areas of expertise ENGINEERING, DIGITIZATION, CUTTING, and ASSEMBLING we can provide textile solutions in size from just a few inches to large formats measuring several dozen meters.
Sewing machine
Sewing
Integrate your fabric light with a simple seam line
Quick solution
Quick solution
Guardtex offers quick Engineering and manufacturing services.
Fixed or removable
Fixed or Removable
With Velcro bands. Make Kanvaslight an essential option to your clients.
Easy solution
Easy solution
Guardtex takes care of everything, you receive a finished product.
Color Options
Color Options
Guardtex works with many different fabrics and vinyl. We offer a wide range of options for your projects.
Best Aesthetic
Best Aesthetic
With our experience, we integrate perfectly Kanvaslight into your canvas, upholstery, flooring…
Kanvaslight ready-to-fit schema

Press

KanvaLight video IBEX 2021 Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

KanvaLight video IBEX 2021 Professional BoatBuilder

Guardtex

Introducing New Applications

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PROBOAT

THE ILLUMINATING FABRIC

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IFAI Publication

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Lakeland Boating

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BoatUS

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Cruising World

IBEX tradeshow Is a New Product Launch Pad

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Trade Only Today

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IBEX Show

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

Kanvaslight Updates Illumination

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Canadian Yachting

Introducing Kanvaslight®, an Illuminating fabric using woven optical fibers and LED lights

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Sail-World

New at IBEX: Award-winning KanvasLight® integrated illuminating fabric

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Home Port Global

IBEX Debut For Award-Winning KanvasLight® Integrated Illuminating Fabric

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Hello! Meet the Team

Thierry Plagué

Thierry Plagué

I am 55 years old, a business owner, and a marathon runner. If I had to summarize myself in one word, it’d be hyperactive! My brain doesn’t know the off switch. I am always thinking of new innovations and new ways of doing things. I anticipate the needs of tomorrow and create the solutions for them. Giving up is very hard to do when you are interested in so many things and you have a passion for making solutions.

Laurence Plagué

Laurence Plagué

It is said that behind every great man is a great woman. I market and sell the inventions that my husband Thierry designs because they’re always ingenious and innovative. Nothing on the market resembles his inventions and I am always so motivated by seeing his inventions solve people’s problems.

Jean-Côme Mazière

Jean-Côme Mazière

I’m an outdoor person. You can find me gliding or hiking anytime I am not working. As chief engineer, I develop new idea and new concepts with Kanvaslight, bringing my passion and my work together. With my technical background, I respond to high level demands in short lead times.

Sophie

Sophie

I have been a seamstress at Guardtex for 11 years. I spend about 4 months a year on my boat traveling the world. In November of 2021, I left Canaries to go to Antilles. I plan on finishing going around the world in 8 years! The team here at Guardtex are waiting for my arrival into New York and hope I’ll one day make it all the way to the Polynesian Islands!

Élise

Élise

I have been a seamstress at Guardtex for 4 years. As a runner, I always push myself for faster and faster times even when I sew. I have a built-in stopwatch in my head, always challenging myself to sew faster!

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North America

+1 (813)-852-0333
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14202 Carlson Circle
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Tampa, FL, 33626
United States of America
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Europe

+33 (0)2 97 46 11 87
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18 rue de Govéan
ZA de Kerollaire Nord
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