IMOLA (Intelligent light management for OLED on foil applications) is a new EU-funded (€5.1 million) project that aims to realize large-area OLED lighting modules with built-in intelligent light management. The idea is that light intensity can be adjusted uniformly or locally according to the time of day or a person's position - and applications include wall, ceiling and in-vehicle (dome) lighting.
IMOLA's OLED lighting module will consists of OLED tiles on a flexible backplane foil. Each tile can be individually controlled via the backplane. The intelligent part comes from a smart-power thin chip, advanced communication features and optical feedback.
Partners in this project include Philips, NXP Semiconductors, Henkel and Israel's Hanita Coatings.