Opportunities and Challenges in OLED Lighting Market

Currently, automotive lighting is reported to be the most promising and most mature application market for OLED lighting. In fact, with the latest integration of LED technology, lighting has become a significant feature of cars with potential value rather than a basic function of vehicles, and OLEDs have the real potential to differentiate themselves from LEDs and can provide new added values. The BMW M4 GTS, introduced in 2016, is the first commercial vehicle to incorporate OLED technology in taillights.
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DOE’s New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on OLED Lighting in an Office Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the first GATEWAY demonstration involving OLED lighting. Aurora Lighting Design, Inc., in Grayslake, IL, installed Acuity Brands' TriliaTM OLED lighting system in September 2014. The new report recounts the experiences of this pioneering project and provides valuable feedback to OLED and component manufacturers as well as luminaire manufacturers.
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Corning and OLEDWorks Roll out OLED Lighting Design Open Innovation Contest

Corning Incorporated and OLEDWorks LLC, along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, today announced an OLED lighting design open innovation contest.
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NYSERDA and OLEDWorks to Study OLED Lighting for Healthcare Industry

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and OLEDWorks LLC announced today that OLEDWorks is developing a new lighting prototype with support from NYSERDA that would save energy and not disrupt sleep patterns for patients in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. OLEDWorks will collaborate with Highland Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, which has formed a team of doctors and nurses to provide feedback on the innovative white and amber OLED lighting system.
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Pixelligent Introduced New Light Extraction Materials for OLED Lighting

Pixelligent Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear® Zirconia nanocrystal family. These new products will deliver revolutionary light extraction and efficiency for a wide variety of OLED Lighting applications.
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OLED Lighting Continues to Gather Momentum to Compete with LED Lighting by 2016

cintelliq limited is pleased to announce the release of their latest market report “OLED Lighting: Products, prices, capacity costs and forecasts 2014 - 2023”. According to cintelliq OLED lighting is expected to become a strong competitor to LED lighting by 2016 one year earlier than previously thought. OLED lighting may have had a gentle start but it is now firmly gaining market traction as an increasing number of OLED panels and luminaires reach the market – with the efficacy and lifetimes of current OLED panels at a performance level to last more than ten years under normal operating conditions they are rapidly becoming an alternative to LED lighting. 
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LIGHTING JAPAN 2014 newly joined by the global giants – Philips, GE and many others   The world’s leading exhibition & conference for LED/OLED lighting, LIGHTING JAPAN 2014 will take place in 2 months. This time, newly joined by global giants such as Philips, GE and many others, LIGHTING JAPAN is further strengthened as the Asian hub of the lighting industry. Attend LIGHTING JAPAN 2014, meet all the key players from the world’s LED/OLED lighting industry and make the good start of the n...
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NEC Develops World's Highest for a White OLED Lighting Device

NEC Lighting Ltd has developed a white OLED device whose luminous efficiency is 156lm/W in its booth at Lighting Fair 2013 from March 3 to 8, 2013, in Tokyo. The device was developed in collaboration with a research group led by Junji Kido, professor at Yamagata University. The luminous efficiency of 156lm/W is the world's highest for a white OLED lighting device. When the light emitting area and brightness of the device are 2 x 2mm and 1,000cd/m2, respectively, its luminous efficiency is 156lm/W. NEC Lighting made a panel by using light-emitting mate...
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Philips Inaugurates Aachen Based OLED Lighting Production Line

Back in May 2011 Philips announced that they are investing €40 million in a new OLED lighting production line in Aachen. Philips inaugurated the new line - which has been producing OLEDs since Q3 2012 in fact (but it's only official now). Philips say that this new line is the largest and "most modern" OLED lighting line in the world. The clean-room is approximately 2,000-square meter in size. The new line is adjacent to Philips' pilot line that's been producing OLEDs since 2007. Philips plans to produce all their panels in the old ...
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Breakthrough with Tridonic's new OLED lighting module

At the beginning of the new year Tridonic landed a big breakthrough with OLED modules for professional lighting. Available in series, the new lighting module from the OLEDmodule LUREON REP product range for the first time achieves a luminous flux of more than 100 lumens, at dimensions of 99 x 99 mm². In addition, LUREON REP achieves a system efficiency of over 50 lm/W in neutral white, which is much higher than that achieved by comparable products on the market.
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Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting Showcases Products for Residences

Recently, at Lighting Japan 2013, Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting (PIOL) Co Ltd exhibited OLED lighting panels developed for residences. The company showed a panel that looks like shoji (paper screen) in a Japanese room, a panel designed for wash stands, etc. It plans to release the panels in the spring of 2013. Meanwhile, it announced its line of products scheduled to be launched by fiscal 2018.   The exhibited OLED panels were the "100 x 100" series, a 10 x 10cm OLED lighting panel that PIOL released in November 2012, and the "...
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Illuminating Engineering Society Selects 12 Acuity Brands Lighting Solutions for Annual Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 2012 Progress Report features 12 lighting solutions from the Acuity Brands LED lighting and OLED lighting portfolio. The IES Progress Report documents significant worldwide developments and achievements in the lighting industry, including new products, applications and design tools.   The innovative Acuity Brands products selected by IES include a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions spanning commercial and industrial applications: •    HLH LED High Bay, Holophane® &...
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Acuity Brands Canada Opens New Facility, Centralizes Operation

New Acuity Brands Canada facility incorporates Smart + Simple lighting and controls technology to showcase solutions for customers.    Acuity Brands, Inc., (NYSE: AYI) announces the opening of its new 60,000-square-foot facility for Acuity Brands Canada, combining the Company’s Lighting and Controls offices. Located in Toronto, the new facility includes offices, a warehouse distribution center and a state-of-the art showroom. Twelve offices incorporate a variety of Acuity Brands® value stream products to illustrate lighting solutions in offic...
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Toshiba Develops OLED Lighting with Luminous Efficiency of 91 lm/w

Toshiba has developed a new OLED lighting product with the luminous efficiency of 91 lm/w on June 6. And the company has scheduled to mass production in 2014, paving the way for OLED lighting market. According to Toshiba, the size of the new product is 7 x8cm. Compared with similar products sold on the market, Toshiba’s OLED only consumes less than half of the electric power.   And resources from market research in Japan have informed that Japan's domestic lighting market scale will surpass OLED 100 billion yen in 2020. However, high manufacturi...
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Philips Announces OLED Lighting Roadmap for Decorative and Performance Lighting

Recently, Philips has come out a new roadmap for their OLED lighting products which are divide into two families - one for decorative lighting and one for performance lighting. According to the company, the decorative panels are normally reflective in the off state, and it will offer transparent ones as soon as next year. Color tunable and transparent panels will arrive in 2018. And Philips predicts that by then it'll be able to offer 1x1 meter panels. The downside of the decorative panels is the efficiency: In 2015 these panels will offer only 15 lm/W (that's only...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE