Lumiton is a technology company that has transformed apparel into a health and performance "wearable" . . . powered effortlessly by sunlight.


The difference is innovative Wear Healthy Technology.  For the first time, we have infused laser technology into apparel, which transforms apparel into a light-management system that offers several unique benefits: 

  • Red and/or Near-Infrared Light For Health & Performance. Lumiton apparel uniquely converts sunlight into red and near-infrared light, the light clinically proven to activate the body at the cellular level to improve health and performance. A short list of the benefits of red and/or near-infrared light include increased cellular energy, increased collagen, reduced pain and inflammation, accelerated muscle growth and muscle recovery.
  • UPF 50+ UV Protection.  Lumiton apparel also converts UVA and UVB into healthy red and near-infrared light. This UV recycling makes apparel a natural UV blocker (usually rated UPF 50+).
  • A Cool Shade-Like Environment For the Body.  Lumiton apparel converts sun energy into cool red and near-infrared light.  This effectively removes the "heat effect" of intense or prolonged sunlight (i.e., the fabric doesn't heat up under the sun!). 




Gates Hinds, Co-Founder
Gates is a Managing Director at the Charlotte, NC office of Seaport Global, a full-service mid-size investment bank, where he focuses primarily on sourcing and arranging family office investments. An attorney licensed in both Alabama and North Carolina, Gates grew up in Alabama, received a B.A. in English from Duke University, and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.

For Gates, Lumiton is a rare opportunity to bring to life a technology that will improve people's quality of life.

Marco Scipioni, Co-Founder
Marco is originally from the Veneto region of Italy. Marco served in the paratrooper Division Folgore of the Italian army and then made his way to the U.S. to attend university. Marco found himself in the heart of the textile and technology industries while attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he completed a B.S. and M.S. in physics, and doctorate in optical science and engineering otherwise known as the “study of light.”

Having trained and competed as a triathlete, Marco's passion for performance activities and optical physics were instrumental in the founding of Lumiton. 

Faramarz Farahi, Scientific Advisor
Dr. Farahi is a professor of Physics and Optics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Optics with interests in optical sensors (ranging from physical sensors to chemical and biological sensors), periodic structures and their sensing applications, optical metrology, and computational imaging. Professor Farahi has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in various scientific journals. He also holds several patents and has co-authored a book in the area of Optics.

Professor Farahi welcomed his role with Lumiton as he feels the technology is vitally important with far-reaching implications.