A Covestro AG-backed baby stroller lamp has helped shed light on the possibilities of polycarbonates.
Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, supported the development of the Luna light, designed by German firm, Storch of Staufenberg, Germany.
The light is especially useful during the dark winter months, Covestro noted in a Dec. 1 news release.
Makrolon 2207, a polycarbonate from the Covestro line of products developed specifically for energy-efficient lighting applications, was used for the LED light.
Mounted by magnet on the canopy of a baby stroller, the device is switched on by lightly tapping it and features two brightness levels as well as a soothing play of colored light.
The translucent plastic also helps reduce glare.
Storch's lamp developer Dennis Caspar said: “In addition to excellent light properties, the Makrolon material is characterized by great durability and fracture resistance.”