Thursday, August 28, 2008

OLEDs May Be Lighting Our Future

Recent developments and announcements from major developers of organic electroluminescence technology seem to be pointing towards the conclusion that 2011 will be the year where the first commercial lighting applications will appear on the market.

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, 2008
Hilton Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA

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