Q: How does the FX display system work?
A: This patented optical display system is illuminated by fiber optic threads, which are sewn into the embroidery to create fascinating effects and bring the scene to life. A small, thin electronic pack that powers the effect is hidden in the lining of the jacket. A small switch attached to a battery pack hidden in the pocket allows you to turn it on when you desire. It is durable, water resistant and dry cleanable.
Q: What powers the FX display?
A: The FX display is powered by common 9-volt household batteries hidden in the pocket. Batteries will last for 40-60 hours of continuous use. You activate the FX display with a switch on the battery pack.
Q: Can I be electrocuted if I am caught in the rain wearing my FX jacket?
A: No, you cannot. The FX display system does not generate sufficient current to electrocute you. Since it is powered by 9-volt batteries, it would be difficult to impossible to actually get shocked. Batteries cannot produce a large current in a human body because the skin is too resistive.
In addition to being incapable of electrocuting you, the FX display system does not generate any measurable electromagnetic radiation, including RF radiation. In fact, the electronic chips in the FX display are the same types found in electronic watches so it is perfectly safe to wear close to the body.
Q: Do I have to replace light bulbs when the FX display burns out?
A: The "bulbs" do not burn out. The FX display is not powered by conventional light bulbs, but by light emitting diodes (LED's) that have very long lifetimes. Light emitting diodes do not contain filaments so they cannot burn out from abuse or wear and tear and can last five to ten years. The FX display also generates no heat. It is perfectly safe to touch with your bare skin.