Food in a new spotlight
SCHOTT Gemtron developed for Whirlpool illuminated glass shelving with built-in LEDs to provide better visibility in refrigerators. The new shelves boast well-balanced lighting that ensures the best possible view of the contents, while also providing up to 25 percent more storage space.
Food items stacked on top of each other and refrigerator shelves stuffed so tightly you can hardly find anything – an everyday problem for many families. To keep track of what’s actually in the fridge, one thing in particular is needed: efficient lighting that can shed light on every nook and cranny inside. After a big pre-weekend shop, for example, the refrigerator is often so packed that any attempt to find one’s favorite food turns into a major search. SCHOTT Gemtron brought Whirlpool a bright idea for addressing this: the appliance manufacturer designed a fridge with such evenly spread lighting that you’ll never lose track of any chilled food or drink again. Illuminated MicroEdge Glo Shelves, a SCHOTT Gemtron concept presented to Whirlpool, are glass shelves with built-in LED lights that brighten up every last corner in the refrigerator.
The MicroEdge Glo Shelves from SCHOTT Gemtron illuminate the refrigerator’s interior evenly and ensure a perfect overview. Photo: Whirlpool
The unusual lighting concept of the illuminated glass shelves convinces fans of both organization and design, while putting food and drinks in the spotlight.
Whirlpool’s spacious new fridge model is likely to impress more than just those who like to keep things neat and organized. The innovative and engaging lighting concept is also set to woo those with an appetite for aesthetics – the food and drinks inside the fridge are lit up as if they were on stage. The features in the U.S. manufacturer’s new model combine the advantages of traditional refrigerators with the added value of improved visibility: movable glass surfaces that provide plenty of storage space and are easy to clean. Germs and bacteria have no chance to gather in the corners – the fridge interior is well lit and hygienic at all times. <
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