2014-03-05

OLED Lighting Solution that Combines Aesthetics and Functionality

OLED Technology presents many unique design opportunities within the consumer & commercial lighting sector that would have previously been impossible or at the least very difficult. OLED’s allow for incredibly low profile designs while delivering a uniform glare free light source. Currently not delivering the output for cost effective area lighting though they can provide suitable output and longevity for use in accent & ambient lighting.
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2014-01-15

Lighting Japan 2014: Still a Long Road Ahead for OLED Lighting

At Lighting Japan 2014 in Tokyo Big Sight, OLED industry insiders of have noted that there is still a long way to go before the technology can become mature enough to compete with LEDs.
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2013-09-03

Philips LED Tiles Featured in Southeast Asia’s Largest OLED Commercial Installation

The dazzling display of 1,680 Philips Lumiblade GL26 tiles was installed in one of the largest OLED installation in Southeast Asia by installer SLT Asia in Providence, the Kuala Lumpur VIP club which opened in July, 2013.
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2013-07-19

Tridonic Extends Its Commitment to OLED Technology—Acquisition of All Joint Venture Interests

Alongside its ongoing activities in the area of LED, the Zumtobel Group is investing in the technology of the future, OLED. To this end, the lighting group yesterday signed an agreement to acquire all the shares from its partners in the joint venture LEDON OLED Lighting GmbH & Co KG. The Zumtobel Group set up this company jointly with the Fraunhofer research organisation and a number of Fraunhofer employees in 2009. The former joint venture LEDON OLED, which specialises in the development and manufacture of high-efficiency OLED lighting m...
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2013-06-04

OLED Lighting Developments in Japan

Earlier in May, Panasonic Corp announced that it has developed a white OLED with the world's highest luminous efficiency of 114 lm/W. Improvements in the efficiency of this OLED device were due to  the company's focus on optimizing light extraction technology for an all-phosphorescent white OLED.  As a reminder, Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting, a joint venture of Panasonic and Idemitsu, began volume production of OLED lighting panels in October 2012.  The partnership was established back in 2011,with an initial investment of $182 M...
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2013-01-31

Show Report: LIGHTING JAPAN 2013

Key event for LED/OLED lightings, LIGHTING JAPAN 2013 concluded with a remarkable success gathering 353 exhibitors and 18,357 visitors. Becoming more international every year as an event representing the Asian lighting industry,  more than 30% of the exhibitors this year were from overseas and the number of overseas visitors reached around 3,000. LIGHTING JAPAN, which now consists of 3 exhibitions, was originally launched in 2009 as an exhibition for LED/OLED lighting manufacturing technologies (LED/OLED Lighting Technolo...
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2013-01-18

Lighting Japan 2013 snapshot – OLED lighting and design lighting raises eyebrows

Lighting Japan has its fifth exhibition kicks off in Tokyo, Japan, featuring a wide range of next-generation lighting applications into series of themes as shown in LED/OLED organic electro-luminescence (EL) segment and the first Design Lighting Tokyo. The exhibition not only demonstrates innovative technology but also incorporates views about the latest trends. The exhibition is board in terms of scale. For specialized areas such as lighting, it covers three key exhibitions including the 5th LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo, the 3rd LED/OLED Light Expo...
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2011-11-18

EU’s IMOLA Project on Large-area, Intelligent OLED Lighting Development

A project funded by the EU,  known as IMOLA (Intelligent light Management for OLED on foil Applications), will put a focus on the development of large-area OLED-based lighting modules with built-in intelligent light management. These OLED-based lighting modules will be used in future energy-efficient wall, ceiling and car dome lighting, where the light intensity can be adjusted intelligently, e.g. according to the time of the day or weather conditions.   OLEDs are paper-thin, flexible and lightweight electronic devices that consist of organic materi...
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2011-10-28

Qube - an OLED installation with over 1400 OSRAM Orbeos panels

OSRAM unveiled a beautiful new OLED installation at the Qubique Berlin Tempelhof 2011 exhibition, which uses over 1,400 OSRAM round Orbeos panels. It was designed by Labme, OSRAM's new open source OLED lighting design platform. It is the largest OLED lighting installation ever produced, replacing Philip's Living Shapes OLED wall installation which had 1,152 Lumiblade panels. But the amount of panels is still small compared to Mitsubishi's 6-meter OLED GeoGlobe which uses 10,362 PMOLED displays. Anyway, here's a nice ...
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2011-10-10

Konica Minolta Unveils Symfos OLED Lighting Samples

Konica Minolta has unveiled itsa new next-generation lighting brand called Symfos- the OLED-010K OLED lighting panel sample kit, including 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. The features of the new product as following: •    Luminance: 1,000 cd/m2 •    Ef...
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2011-08-31

OSRAM's New OLED Lighting Pilot Production Line is Now on Line

OSRAM announced that they have launched their new OLED lighting pilot production line in Regensburg, Germany. The company says that they invested about 20 million euros on this project so far (originally they estimated that the total investment in the research and production center at Regensburg will reach 50 million euros). OSRAM says that the new pilot production line will enable them to double the brightness of the OLEDs and to enhance the durability (they probably mean Lifetime) and efficiency. It will also enable them to produce transparent OLEDs, altho...
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2011-04-07

OLED Lighting: From Spotlights to Walls of Light

OLEDs – organic light emitting diodes – are capturing the creative fantasies of progressive light designers. Lightweight panels or "light tiles" composed of extremely thin functional layers on plastic or glass substrates make exclusive, futuristic looking OLED luminaires for home or office use. They are offered as commercial products by large vendors like Osram and Philips. OLEDs give off a pleasant warm-white light; they can be tuned to individual color temperatures and dimmed. And they are "instant-on": at their full brightness right after f...
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2011-02-11

Moser Baer Technologies Got together with Universal display Corporation to Develop Energy-efficient White OLED Lighting

It’s said that a U.S. subsidiary of Moser Baer India Ltd., Moser Baer Technologies Inc., has agreed with Universal Display Corporation on a Memorandum of Agreement for technology licensing, material supply and technology assistance to support Moser Baer Technologies’ initiatives in white OLED lighting. Before this agreement, last year the two companies also received $4,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to design and build the first white OLED lighting pilot manufacturing facility in the United States. Under the agreement, Moser B...
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2009-12-14

GE and Israel's Power Paper to jointly-develop OLED Lighting battery

It’s said that GE and Israel's Power Paper will jointly-develop self-powered (battery) OLED Lighting. The project will combine Power Paper's paper-thin, flexible batteries with GE's OLEDs. The company says that the new OLED products will cost less, be more effective and will be reliable and shock-resistant.
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2009-11-26

OSRAM Presents First OLED Light Source

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced the first OLED light source for functional lighting. Orbeos, the new energy-efficient surface-emitting panel, is especially suited to applications for architecture, hotels and catering, offices, private homes and shops. The Orbeos OLED panel has a round lamp surface of 80mm diameter, is only 2.1mm thick and weighs 24g. These limited dimensions ensure plenty of different usage options. With an efficiency of 25lm/W, the panel beats that of conventional halogen lamps.
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2009-11-23

Konica Minolta to Build a New Pilot Production Line for OLED Lighting toward Commercialization

Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has been developing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting as one of its promising new businesses in the field of energy and environment. The company recently announced a construction of a new roll-to-roll pilot coating line to manufacture OLED lighting within its Hino facility in Tokyo. The pilot line is dedicated to establish production technology toward mass-production and to sell the product on the limited basis.
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2009-11-19

DOE to Fund Innovative OLED Lighting Developed by DuPont

DuPont announced that it has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a two-year project to develop a solid-state lighting source using low-cost organic light emitting diode (OLED) solution-processing manufacturing techniques.
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2009-11-18

Applied Materials, Merck and Braunschweig University Awarded Funding by German Government for OLED Research

Applied Materials, Inc., Merck KGaA and the Braunschweig University of Technology (TU-BS) Tuesday announced that they have been awarded a grant by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop processes to lower the cost of manufacturing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting for general illumination applications.
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2009-08-21

Universal Display Awarded DOE Contract to Demonstrate OLED Lightingin for Under Cabinet Application

Universal Display Corporation announced that it has been awarded a $1.65 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a thin, highly-efficient, white OLED lighting concept for under-cabinet applications.
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2009-03-13

OLED lighting market to reach $6 billion by 2018

The OLED lighting market will reach $6 billion by 2018, according to a recent report. The report notes that the OLED market will start to pick up in 2011, with Philips, GE, Konica Minolta, Lumiotec, and OSRAM entering mass production.
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2009-03-05

Lighting Fair 2009: Latest OLED Lights Emerge

Latest OLED lighting technologies were demonstrated at Lighting Fair 2009, an exhibition of lighting technologies and equipment that runs from March 3 to 6, 2009, at Tokyo Big Sight. Now some OLED lighting manufacturer is showing off their OLED lighting devices.
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2009-02-24

SIL 2009: Nuventix releases new family of SynJet® thermal solutions for LED lighting industry

At Strategies in Light (SIL) 2009, Nuventix unveiled three new active cooling solutions for LED lighting industry: the SynJet PAR20 LED Cooler, SynJet 3-inch LED Cooler and SynJet PAR30 LED Cooler. All three of these patented, quiet, adaptable and extremely reliable active thermal management solutions house Nuventix’ SynJet technology as well as standard heat sinks to effectively and uniquely cool LED lighting solutions.
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2009-02-23

DOE Honors Universal Display Corp. for Advances in White OLED Lighting

Recently, Universal Display Corporation, an innovator behind today's and tomorrow's displays and lighting through its UniversalPHOLED(TM) phosphorescent OLED technology, announced that the company's research advances in white OLED lighting performance was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the DOE's Annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. With the support of the DOE, Universal Display has been working on developing highly-efficient white OLEDs for use in myriad lighting applications.
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2008-11-11

Optek joins Osram's "LED Light For You" network as partner

Recently, Optek Technology will bring many years of experience in the areas of LED lighting and assemblies to join Osram's "LED Light For You" (LLYF) network for optical, thermal and electronic solution categories as partner.
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2008-10-14

OLED lighting markets to reach US$4.5 B by 2013

It’s reported that the OLED lighting market will reach almost US$4.5 billion by 2013 and grow to $5.9 billion by 2015. It’s disclosed that in the past year the prospects for OLED lighting have made great leaps forward due to improvements in OLED performance and manufacturing.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before thanks to the first flush-mountable infrared LED. The compact side-looking T-shaped Midl... READ MORE

Cree, Inc. introduces the new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module, a no-compromise, easy-to-use solution for high-ceiling applications. The 8000-lumen LMH2 is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using only 63 percent of ... READ MORE