Alkilu was established in 2013 with an aim to develop innovative consumer OLED lighting products, and the company unveiled their low cost OLED products at CES 2014, with aims to release them later in 2014. They are still not shipping OLEDs yet (despite accepting pre-orders on their web site since June).

Some Alkilu products (for example the Trio OLED Light shown above) us OLED panels made by LG Chem - which is also a marketing partner. Alkilu now announced that it signed a formal partnership with Visionox for OLED panel supply. Going forward, Alkilu plans to offer devices that use panels from both companies. Alkilu will buy the larger OLED panels from LG Chem, while the smaller ones will come from Visionox. The Visionox panels will be custom-designed and will offer some color variations.

Visionox has been producing OLED lighting panels since 2012. Their first product was a 73x42 mm in size (30x60 mm active area).

Alkilu still plans to ship their first devices by October 2014. Some of those OLEDs are quite cheap - for example the countdown timer you see above is only $19.95.

In January 2014 I intereviewed Alkilu's CEO.



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Sounds promissing...  but now

Sounds promissing...  but now, 5 month after this article was written and 9 months after the pre-ordering started, it seems as if the products still are not shipping.

Does anyone has any news about this?

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