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Clothes Light the Way with LEDs

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Clothes Light the Way with LEDs

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Clothes Light the Way with LEDs

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Award-winning designer Anke Loh's latest collection features light-emitting textiles. Philips hide caption

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Award-winning designer Anke Loh's latest collection features light-emitting textiles.

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A new German clothing line relies on fabric that displays images with light-emitting diodes.

Designer Anke Loh, who calls the collection "Dressing Light," collaborated with the Dutch electronics giant Philips to make garments with LEDs that can display videos, text and animation.

On the runway, models wore black-and-white silk dresses. Across their chests ran vidoes of images like cartoons and laughing faces. The videos were powered by small battery packs about the size of mobile phones. Other commercial uses should appear next year.