Konica Minolta's flexible OLED lighting panels video

A couple of months ago Konica Minolta unveiled new flexible OLED lighting prototypes, and today they sent me this beautiful video showing these new panels used in a motorized sample design called "luminous wing":

Unfortunately KM won't reveal any technical details yet, apart from the panel size (150x60 mm, but we knew that already) and the fact that the substrate is plastic. Back in 2010 KM (together with GE) unveiled flexible OLED panel prototypes that achieved 56 lm/W and "commercially viable lifetime" using soluble materials in a roll-to-roll process.

Beside those flexible OLED prototypes, Konica Minolta are offering OLED sample panel sets (5 OLED panels for ¥100,000, or about $1,250). Those 74x74 mm rigid glass panels feature 45 lm/W, 8,000 hours lifetime (D50) and a color temperature of 2800K . KM's OLED panels use all phosphorescent emitters (using Universal Display's PHOLED technology), it's the same panel that Philips is offering (as the Lumiblade Plus). In fact Philips is producing this panel for Konica Minolta, as was announced in July 2011.

Posted: May 09,2013 by Ron Mertens