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Jan 09, 2014

Alkilu is a new company (established in 2013 in California) that develops affordable consumer OLED lighting devices. The company unveiled their first products yetserday at the consumer electronics show.

Alkilu OLED products at CES 2014 photo

Alkilu has a wide range of products planned - night lights, camping lights, bike lights, countdown timers, vanity mirrors and even a music conductor stand. They plan to release the first products in April or May 2014. Hopefully they'll pull that off as their prices are indeed affordable - the ladybug nightlife is only $39.95 for example, while the countdown timer will cost only $19.95.

Alkilu OLED ladybug photoAlkilu OLED countdown timer photoAlkilu OLED Aurora photo

The panels come in several different shapes, and there are also structured colored OLEDs. These are not very efficient OLEDs (20 lm/W) - although some of them are powered by batteries. Most of these panels offer 50,000 hours lifetime (LT70) and a luminance of 1000-2000 cd/m2. Alkilu says they are working with a number of OLED makers around the world.