It all began...

back in 2021, when we decided to form our own electrical engineering design firm called Canopy Design Lab. As experts in hardware design and embedded systems, we got the chance to work on plenty of really exciting projects. We were also always on the hunt for a project to call our own.

One day, while Mike was finishing his instrument rating as a private pilot, he saw a handmade weather map hanging in the lobby that used LED's to display airport conditions. It was built from a paper map, with holes poked in the map for the hand wired lights to shine through. A quick Google search showed a handful of similar designs on sites like Etsy and DIY forums, all of which were big, bulky, ugly, and EXPENSIVE. There had to be a better way!

After about 6 months of design iteration, custom software development, and building bespoke equipment, the first LightMap display was born. We focused on the artistic aspect of the display, requiring that it be extremely thin and look like a piece of artwork. We also developed and patented technology allowing us to make displays with complex illuminated shapes that were simultaneously manufacturable in volume and affordable.

Today, hundreds of LightMap displays of traffic and weather are installed all over the United States. We are expanding into retail locations and offering more varieties of maps with all kinds of new data sets including boating conditions, ski slope reports, and city traffic. Follow along as we grow, and please reach out to ask any questions or just say hello!

Our Values

Our top priority is designing products that are simultaneously beautiful, unique, affordable, and manufacturable. We're always thinking outside the box when it comes to engineering, and often have to design our own equipment and software to achieve these goals. We take customer feedback seriously, and vigorously test our products to ensure we aren't missing anything. So please, drop us a line, leave a suggestion, or just say "keep up the good work!"

Our Products

Every LightMap display is built from a blend of complex technology and traditional craftsmanship. Our patent pending process and core IP allows us to build maps in our shop that are the thinnest, most beautiful, and most capable on the market. At the same time, they are affordable and readily available, usually shipping within a few days of placing an order. Have a look around, and if you can't find what you're looking for, we might be able to make it for you from scratch!

Looking to get in touch?

We're always happy to chat and help answer any questions you may have!

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