Collaborating closely with 3M’s optical physicists, we invented Lightfalls, an innovative system to showcase 3M’s technological capabilities and core differentiation in the lighting industry. We created Lightfalls, a “Virtual LED” that is powered by the laws of physics and distributes light from a single LED source over a nearly limitless distance. Each fixture passively steers light from one module to another through a mix of design and engineering, optical physics, and material science, creating the illusion of multiple LED sources when in fact there is only one. The result is energy and cost-efficient on an unprecedented scale, highlighting 3M’s competitive advantage in the market. It’s a solution possible only with 3M materials, and an invention that captured the imagination of the industry. Lightfalls owes its beauty not to aesthetics, but to a single-minded focus on 3M’s capabilities, culture, and passion for innovation. Lightfalls represents the marriage of 3M’s technical prowess with our design vision and market expertise.
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