Verbatim announces their VELVE color-tunable OLED panels, now available

Verbatim (a subsidiary of Mitsubishi) announced their new color-tunabe and dimmable OLED lighting panels called VELVE (these are made together by Mitsubishi and Pioneer). Verbatim says that the panels are already available - which makes the VELVE the world's first color-tunable OLED lighting panels. Verbatim apparantly offers just one size - 14x14cm, which is similar to Lumiotec's OLED panels.

Verbatim also announced that they will display the new panels at Fuori Salone, an exhibition held in Milan, Italy on April 12-17. Verbatim's stand was designed by Mr. Satoshi Uchihara, a lighting designer who was involved in lighting up such important sites as the famous Japanese temple Kinkakuji, and the New Terminal Building at Haneda Airport.

Verbatim OLED panels (L+B 2010 exhibition photo)

VELVE, by the way, was "borrowed from the English word velvet" - and "communicates the feeling that the light produces". Verbatim says that these OLED lightings produce a fine, and soft, yet deep luminance - and in fact suggest setups in which the light changes during the day to mimick the natural light you'd expect from the sun at the same time (this is not a new idea).

We posted an interview with Verbatim's OLED team back in September 2010 - in which they gave us more technical details on the new panels, and we assume that this is still true for the VELVE panels:

  1. Size: 14cm*14cm
  2. Efficiency (typical): 28lm/w
  3. Types of materials: small molecular OLED (as emitter)
  4. Types of lighting: Planar thin OLED Lighting, partially using solution OLED, color temperature tunable(2700K-6500K), and RGB color tunable
  5. Lifetime(LT70, typical): 8000hrs
  6. CRI (typical): 80(R9=66)

Here's a short video from April 2010 showing Verbatim's color-tunable OLED panels in action:

Posted: Feb 10,2011 by Ron Mertens


It's a great news, there is the third one to sell Oled lighting. I search where can we order it but i don't find it. Anyone could give an adress? 


Thank's a lot.

Verbatim will actually be the fourth player to offer OLED lighting (there's Philips, OSRAM and Lumiotec)... I'm also not sure where to order - hopefully they'll give more info soon.