In early 2013, LG Chem announced that they will start mass producing flexible OLED lighting panels in July 2013. Now the company updates us that they upgraded the panels (to 55 lm/W, up from 45 lm/W) and have delayed mass production to Q4 2013.

LG Chem also planned to release 80 lm/W rigid OLED lighting panels (these will be by far the most efficients OLED panels), but these too will be delayed to Q4. On the other hand, by the end of this month the company will launch new 3000K panels. In fact LG Chem will release 3000K versions of all its current panels (53x55 mm, 100x100 mm, 140x140 mm and 200x50 mm) - which all feature 55-60 lm/W and a high CRI (over 90). LG Chem's current panels all feature a color temperature of 4000K.

Here's LG Chem complete OLED 2013 lineup (including the panels that aren't available yet):

LG Chem's flexible panels, to be produced by the end of the year use a thin-glass substrate and a metal protective layer with LG Chem's Face-Seal encapsulation. LG Chem also developed plastic-based OLED which are more bendable - LG calls them "Plastic Film type Truly-Flexible OLED Panels". These will take longer to reach the market, current plans is to start production in the first half of 2015.

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