09.12.19

OLED used to bring Star Wars lightsabers to life on Coca-Cola bottles

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pic: Coca-Cola

Coca Cola Singapore and German packing company Inuru have joined forces to create an illuminating user experience for all Star Wars fans. The promotional bottles, for the forthcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film out later this month, feature labels with a built-in printed battery, once the labels are squeezed it completes a circuit which lights up the OLED of one of the two character's lightsaber weapons.

There are two bottle designs, featuring main characters Rey and Kylo Ren, with lightsabers that light up anytime you touch the labels. The effect is made possible by Inuru Smart Surface Technology using sustainable OLEDs that can be printed at high volume and low cost.

The lightsaber lights up once the bottle is touched. The turn-off mechanism thereby is made to resemble the natural touch and usage of bottle.

According to Inuru, the printed battery can sustain a minimum of 500 uses.

The promotion is only being run on 8,000 bottles as part of a "Galactic Hunt" promotion Coca-Cola is running between December 6-22nd in Singapore.