Kyoto's MOMAK museum to use Panasonic's OLED lighting panels

Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) announced that they will provide next-generation lighting (LEDs and OLEDs) to be used in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan (MOMAK). The exhibition ( "Takeshi Kitamura: Master of Contemporary Weaving") will be illuminated by ten OLED modules and thirty LED lighting fixtures.

This is a pilot project - the purpose of which is to verify the future potential of OLED lighting in museums. According to Panasonic, museum exhibitions require high color-rendering and low UV and IR rays (which can damage artwork). PEW says they expect next generation lighting to be adopted in museums as the main form of illumination.

Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting (PIOL), a joint-venture between PEW and Idemitsu Kosan is already shipping OLED panel samples. A few weeks ago PEW announced that they developed the world's most efficient OLED modules (128 lm/W).

Posted: Nov 02,2011 by Ron Mertens