Soon, hotel signs may glow underfoot


Netherlands LED Carpet Signs

In this computer-generated image made available by Royal Philips NV, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, a LED sign with glowing lights reading “Do Not Disturb” drives the message home in a fictional hotel corridor. That option is on its way as two European companies, Philips and carpet-maker Desso have developed a system in which colored LEDs are combined with specialized carpets to make tailored hotel signs or directions to airport boarding gates that appear underfoot instead of on walls. (AP Photo/Philips)