Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are made by layering sheets of glass or plastic with organic compounds that luminesce when exposed to electricity. They are capable of producing 102 lumens of light per watt. In contrast, regular light bulbs produce 13 lumens per watt and flourescent tubes produce between 50 to 90 lumens per watt.
Examples of potential applications include:
* Illuminating room switches, desk drawers, staircases etc.
* Illuminating accessories
* Underwater lighting
* Interior lighting for vehicles
To see OLEDs in action, visit the Research Institute for Organic Electronics.
If you live in Southern California, you may want to attend:
Organic Electronics Week 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008 - Friday, November 14, 2008Hilton Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA