The TQ, or T-Qualizer is an amazing little
item. The basic principle of this unique technology is that
when music is playing, the TQ will pick up the beat of the
song and react exactly like the graphic equalizer on your
T-Qualizer uses 'electroluminescent'
technology, which is a paper thin material so your TQ will
feel exactly like a regular t-shirt. Electroluminescence has
been around for awhile, and integrated into everyday life
so much that you probably don't even realize it...until now!
Electroluminescence is an optical and
electrical phenomenon. It is a light emission response of
a material when an electrical current is passed through it.
This is different from light emission resulting from heat
(incandescence) or from the action of chemicals (chemo luminescence).
Electroluminescence is the conversion of electricity directly
Luminescence, in contrast,
is the name given to "all forms of visible radiant energy
due to causes other than temperature." When an electric
charge is passed through the material (usually a semiconductor)
the excited electrons release their energy as photons - light.
This process is quite similar to that of capacitors except
for the phosphor layer (the powder found in tubular strip
lights), which emits the light.
Electroluminescent (EL) device
is similar to a laser in that photons are produced by the
return of an excited substance to its ground state, but unlike
lasers EL devices require much less energy to operate and
do not produce coherent light.
have at least six layers. The first layer is a base plate
(usually a rigid insulator like glass), the second is a conductor,
the third is an insulator, the fourth is a layer of phosphors,
and the fifth is an insulator, and the sixth is another conductor.
The insulator layers are necessary to prevent arcing between
the two conductive layers.
displays can be thought of as a "lossy capacitor"
in that it becomes electrically charged and then loses its
energy in the form of light. An alternating current (AC) is
generally used to drive an ELD because the light generated
by the current decays when a constant voltage is applied.
Q: Does the T-Qualizer ACTUALLY flash to the beat
Q: How on earth does it work?
A: We wish we could tell you. All we know
is that it is most amazing t-shirt we have ever seen.
Q: What kinds of music work best with T-Qualizer?
A: T-Qualizer responds best to songs with
good beats and bass - which makes it the perfect 'get noticed'
item for clubs and parties.
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