The Story

As a PhD in the study of light (optics), Dr. Marco Scipioni wondered whether clothing's usefulness could be expanded using light science.  Advised by a leader in the field of Optics, he teamed up with a good friend to create a way to make clothing "light-smart." 


Lumiton has transformed apparel into a wellness and performance "wearable" . . . powered effortlessly by sunlight

Gates Hinds

Attorney involved in various businesses with a particular appreciation for the time, effort and dedication it takes to create truly new, important technologies and products. Gates saw a rare opportunity in Lumiton to combine apparel and light technology to transform daily items. He has spearheaded Lumiton from concept to product.

Dr. Marco Scipioni

Holds a Masters in Physics and a PhD in Optical Science and Engineering. Served as a paratrooper in the Italian Army and, as an avid triathlete competitor, Marco realized there was an opportunity to improve the technical performance of active wear. He combined the study of light with his passion for performance to create Lumiton 

Dr. Faramarz Farahi
Scientific Advisor 

Professor of Physics and Optics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. With over 30 years of experience, multiple publications and patents, Dr. Farahi is uniquely qualified to advise Lumiton in its mission to transform textiles into a light delivery system by adapting laser technology