OLED lighting companies

Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands logoAcuity Brands is one of the world's largest lighting solution providers. Acuity Brands is involved with OLED based lighting fixtures and installations for many years, using panels by both LG and OLEDWorks.

In April 2019 Acuity Brands announced it has decided to exclusively rely on OLEDWorks panels. As of early 2024, the company no longer offers any OLED luminaries. 


Germany-based ams-OSRAM is a merger between OSRAM and ams, and is a supplier and manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductors. 

OSRAM Opto Electronics (now merged into ams-OSRAM) released the world's first OLED lamp back in 2008, but this was more of a prototype than a commercial product. In November 2009 OSRAM started to ship its first OLED lighting panel, the ORBEOS, and here's our hands-on review of those panels


In 2014 or so OSRAM shifted its OLED lighting focus to the automotive market. OSRAM was the first company to supply OLED lighting panels for serially produced cars as it supplies the OLEDs for BMW's M4 GTS taillights and also the OLED lighting in Audi's TT RS Coupe 2016.


Blackbody logoBlackbody is an OLED lighting developer and manufacturer. Blackbody covers all the aspects from design study to mass production. The company offers OLED lamps and installations (it does not offer stand alone panels), and sometimes use 3rd-party panels in its OLED lamps.

Blackbody has introduced many OLED lamps and installations - from small desk lamps to huge chandeliers with hundreds OLED panels. We interviewed their CTO in May 2010 and reviewed one of their OLED lamps (the V-LUX OLED desk lamp) in November 2011.


First-O-Lite was established in 2010 in Nanjing, China. The company is developing OLED lighting panels (based on a hybrid tandem architecture) and has a 2-Gen OLED lighting production fab that is currently producing 70 lm/W OLED lighting panels.

First-O-Lite focuses on finding niche OLED applications, mostly the health market, and it has released 29 products into the Chinese market aimed for babies and kids lighting. In March 2017 we posted an article detailing the company's current product offering and its strategy and roadmaps.

In November 2013 the company announced it has developed the world's most efficient OLED lighting module at 111.7 lm/W.

Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP logoFraunhofer FEP (The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology) is a research institute that focuses on innovative solutions in the fields of vacuum coating, surface treatment and organic semic­conductors. The core competences technologies for the organic electronics and IC/system design are electron beam technology, sputtering, plasma-activated deposition and high-rate PECVD. The Fraunhofer FEP offers a wide range of possibilities for research, development and pilot production.

In 2009, the Fraunhofer IPMS launched COMEDD (the Center for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden), as a venue to develop OLED lighting and OLED microdisplay technologies. COMEDD started as a department at IPMS, then turned into an independent Fraunhofer Institute in 2012, and later it was incorporated into the FEP. In 2024 COMEDD, which now focuses on OLED microdisplays, was moved back into the Fraunhofer IPMS.

General Electric (GE)

General Electric Company (GE) is a diversified industrial corporation, and operations include engines, military, wind turbines, locomotives, lighting and financial services. GE is one of the leading lighting companies in the world.

GE had an active OLED lighting program, collaborating with Tokki and Konica-Minolta on roll-to-roll printing of OLEDs and in 2008 GE announced they will stop working on incandescent lamps and focus only on LED and OLEDs. GE did not update on their OLED Program since 2010, though.