Verbatim's Velve is the world's first (and only) color-tunable OLED lighting panels. They sent us a sample panel for review, and it's pretty neat:
Added by TINC on July 6, 2012 at 5:42pm —
The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have started to produce and ship transparent OLED lighting panels, the first in the world. They also offer structured and "regular" opaque OLED panels. They sent us 3 samples, and we go hands on. Check out these cool panels - the future of lighting:… Continue
Added by TINC on April 23, 2012 at 9:36pm —
Philips released a new roadmap for their OLED lighting products. The company decided to split its OLED offering into two families - one for decorative lighting and one for performance lighting. By 2018, Philips sees transparent, flexible 1x1 meter panels. Continue
The performance family isn't reflective or transparent, and will remain rigid even in 2018. But Philips plans to reach 130 lm/W by 2018 (even more efficient than current LEDs), an intensity of over 5,000 cd/m2 and a CRI of over…
Added by TINC on February 27, 2012 at 10:40pm —
We just got word from LG Chem that the company finished development of their first OLED lighting panel, and have started mass production. The "type 1" panel, or the LG-OLED-041 is a 100x100 mm square panel that features 4,000K, CRI>80, 45 lm/W and 10,000 hours lifetime (LT70) at 3,000 nits. The active emitting panel is 90x90 mm, and the whole panel is 2.44 mm thick (including the optical film and PCB. The OLED itself is 1.84 mm). Continue
LG Chem is already developing the 2nd generation…
Added by TINC on February 9, 2012 at 6:33pm —
Japan's Tazmo has developed a new flexible Inorganic LED panel that is quite efficient at 30 lm/W. Tazmo is using a coating process - which is easily adapter for I-LEDs as they have a simpler element structure when compared to OLEDs. Continue
The new panel is A4 in size (210x297mm) and can easily be bent. I-LED is different from LEDs as they use the EL (electroluminescence) phenomenon. We do not know how close to commercialization this is:…
Added by TINC on January 19, 2012 at 10:03pm —
Japan's Oji Paper developed a new microfabrication technology that can be used to enhance the light extraction efficiency of OLEDs. The idea is to use microparticle coating to form a regular pattern that is several-nanometer-wide on the surface of the metal part of the negative electrode in an OLED panel. The nanostructure turns the plasmon energy (that is sometimes released from an OLED) into light. Continue
Oji paper says that this technology was used to improve a red OLED's light…
Added by TINC on January 15, 2012 at 6:02pm —
We posted an interview with Dr. Ulrich Eisele, head of OSRAM's OLED unit. OSRAM is developing and selling OLED lighting panels, and have recently shown some interesting developments (such as a 87 lm/w OLED and a 32 lm/W flexible OLED panel). Continue
We discuss OLED technology and OSRAM's OLED program plans:…
Added by TINC on January 8, 2012 at 6:06pm —
Blackbody's V-LUX is an OLED desk lamp - released just a few weeks ago. We got the first pre-production unit to leave the company, and posted a review, complete with videos of photos. These OLED lamps are the first sub-$1,000 lamps available (together with Lumiotec's Hanger and Vanity lamps). The OLEDs are cool and thin... but is it worth almost 600 euroes?… Continue
Added by TINC on November 7, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Konica Minolta announced a new next-generation lighting brand called Symfos. The first Symfos product is the OLED-010K OLED lighting panel sample kit - which is now shipping. The kit includes four OLED panels, and external driver box and an AC adapter.
The OLED itself uses all phosphorescent emitters and offers 45 lm/W. This is the same panel that Philips is offering (as the Lumiblade Plus). In fact Philips is producing this panel for Konica Minolta, as was announced in July 2011. We… Continue
Added by TINC on October 9, 2011 at 8:39pm —
HP has developed a new method to produce large AMOLED panels, based on roll-to-rol manufacturing. They say that one of the biggest challenges to make flexible OLEDs is the alignment on large area flexible substrates. The new solution uses self-aligned imprint lithography (SAIL) to laminate a well-defined micro OLED (焜LED) frontplane unto a flexible active matrix amorphous silicon TFT backplane.
HP says they already built a proof-of-concept AMOLED device. The company claims that the… Continue
Added by TINC on September 27, 2011 at 7:20pm —
OSRAM announced that their new OLED lighting pilot production line is now on-line. The OLEDs made in this new plant will be brighter, more efficient and more durable. It will also enable OSRAM to start making transparent OLED panels. But the big news is that the company expects manufacturing costs to drop 90% when the finish expanding this line soon:… Continue
Added by TINC on September 1, 2011 at 6:05pm —
Researchers from RIKEN (Japan) developed a new efficient copper complex that can be used to replace Iridium phosphors in OLEDs - and would be much cheaper (copper is about 1/2000 cheaper than Iridium): http://www.oled-info.com/new-copper-complex-can-lead-cheaper-oleds
Added by TINC on August 20, 2011 at 9:43am —
Lumiotec announced it will start selling two OLED lamps in September 1st - in Japan, Europe and other countries. The first one is the Hanger - a portable lamp that comes in several colors (red, white, yellow, blue, yellow-green, pink, purple and silver) and has a really cool design. It uses a single square OLED panel and will cost $450.
The second lamp is a desktop lamp called The Vanity, which will cost around $700. Lumiotec plans to sell 3,000 Hangers and 1,000 Vanity lamps in the… Continue
Added by TINC on July 28, 2011 at 7:01pm —
The Organic Electronics Association (OEA) recently released their latest OE brochure, to which they attached a very cool demonstrator - an organic solar cell (PV) powered flashlight.
What feels like a bit of cardboard actually contains a a roll-to-roll printed organic solar cell, a flexible lithium-ion battery and a printed electronic circuitry. And of course a small white LED. The association says that this can "give you the feeling" of the next generation of electronics: thin,… Continue
Added by TINC on July 19, 2011 at 7:25pm —
The KIT Institute of Nanotechnology developed a new OLED optimization simulation software called SiMoNa. Using this software you can improve OLED material (EL, HTL and HIL) properties and design new dye molecules. They say this software will be faster by a factor of a million compared to current simulation software, enabling the development of cheaper and better OLED materials:… Continue
Added by TINC on June 28, 2011 at 7:20pm —
OLED technology used to suffer from short lifespan (counted in hours till 50% brightness). But the technology improves quickly. Universal Display unveiled new materials that are long-lasting. In fact their green-yellow lasts for 1.4 million hours (!) while the red lasts for 900,000 hours. Only the blue is still a major issue with only 20,000 hours. But it is improving, too.
The company's Phosphorescent materials are more efficient than fluorescent ones. Samsung is currently using… Continue
Added by TINC on May 25, 2011 at 8:14pm —
Philips announced that they are investing €40 million ($57 million) to expand their OLED lighting panel production capacity in their Aachen, Germany fab. The additional capacity will be available in 2012.
Philips say that the new capacity will support the "rapid growth" of their OLED business - used for high-end design lighting applications for decorative and ambiance creation purposes. Philips' OLED lighting panels (Lumiblade brand) come in several shapes and sizes. Philips… Continue
Added by TINC on May 18, 2011 at 11:09pm —
Novaled announced that it has developed a new efficient (36 lm/W) fluorescent white OLED, which the company claims is the world's most power efficient white OLED structure. Novaled used their own proprietary organic materials and a new flat light outcoupling method of extraction and achieved an increase in light emission by more than 80%, with good color rendering:… Continue
Added by TINC on May 12, 2011 at 8:32pm —
Acuity Brands launched two beautiful OLED luminaries, the company's first. The two new products (called Kindred and Revel) are designed for indoor, ambient applications. Planned availability is Q1 2012. The OLEDs are quite efficient and use LG Chem made panels.… Continue
Added by TINC on May 5, 2011 at 8:58pm —
Korea's Jusung Engineering announced it is entering the OLED market - for both display and lighting. Jusung will offer a 'total solution' - from vacuum deposition to encapsulation.
Jusung's CEO Hwang Chul-joo unveiled an OLED lighting panel that measures 730x920mm - we believe that's the largest panel ever unveiled! Hwang claims that their production equipment technology is at least one year ahead of the competition.… Continue
Added by TINC on April 28, 2011 at 10:35pm —