Electrical - 120 VAC
What is FlatWire?
FlatWire is a paper or foil-thin wire for low voltage lighting, audio/loudspeakers, voice/data lines, high performance video, Cat 5, 5e, and 6 data cables, and other low voltage applications. Future products include 120 AC electrical and fiber optics. For product specifications, visit the Products section of this website.
How are FlatWire products different from traditional wiring?
FlatWire's patented products utilize paper-thin copper conductors, insulated on each side by a polymer film. The wire is designed to be installed directly on the surface of walls and/or ceilings, without the need for in-wall installation. A proper installation is invisible once painted, wallpapered or skimmed with joint compound.
Can FlatWire be used with existing round wire?
FlatWire and our connectors work with existing wiring in new or older structures for virtually any type of wiring application. FlatWire has engineered connectors and adapters that make it easy for professionals and do-it-yourselfers to install anything requiring wiring, from traditional electrical products to the newest high-technology device safely, easily and cost-effectively.
Are the wire types and connectors interchangeable?
No. Each wire and connector is unique to the specific wiring application. This makes the product very easy to use. Even the most novice installer can use FlatWire without causing harm to his person or equipment.
How cost-effective is FlatWire?
FlatWire saves time and money in a complete install scenario. Because FlatWire is installed on the surface of walls and/or ceilings instead of behind the walls, there is no cost associated with drywall or plaster repairs - and no mess either.
What is the longevity of Flatwire?
If installed according to manufacturer's specifications, FlatWire products are designed to last the life of a structure or as long as needed. FlatWire are designed to make bends to conform to the installation requirements and has undergone durability and flexibility testing.
Are there applications for your products beyond the residential market?
Yes. FlatWire products are suitable for both home and office. They can be used in any industry. In fact, FlatWire products will make it easy for commercial customers to modify or add the most desired lighting fixtures, audio components, and high performance video components in a space without having to do in-wall wiring. This will save considerable money, especially in situations where build-outs are complete and additional components need to be added. Also the ever-changing requirements for these applications make the FlatWire products uniquely cost effective in the commercial environment.
Can you use FlatWire products inside and outside?
Currently, FlatWire products are for indoor use only, but we are working to develop FlatWire products that can be used for outdoor applications.
How do I change directions with FlatWire? Can I bend FlatWire during installation?
Most installations do not go in a straight line without any bends, and FlatWire products were designed to give you the flexibility to have a wire run anywhere. Simply bend the FlatWire and crease it onto itself. You may make multiple bends as needed and it still does not affect performance in any way.