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About Us

About Us


Lumiton is a new technology company dedicated to applying the scientific principles of light to fundamentally alter apparel.  Apparel was chosen because it is a universal item you can improve and make a global impact.

Lumiton's technology is a game-changer because it transforms clothing itself into a health and wellness "wearable" energized by sunlight.


Lumiton has infused laser technology into apparel to create Light-Energized Apparel™ that is energized by sunlight to produce red and near-infrared light for the body.

Red and near-infrared light are the wavelengths of light clinically proven to provide health benefits including: increased cellular energy, increased collagen, reduced pain and inflammation, muscle growth and recovery, and many more.

The technology also makes clothing a natural UVA and UVB blocker (often UPF 50+) and creates a shade-like environment because the fabric heats up less in 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
Faramarz 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.