A couple of weeks ago LG Chem announced that they have started to mass produce the world's largest OLED lighting panel at 320 x320 mm. The panels are 0.88 mm thick and feature 60 lm/W, CRI of over 90 and an output level at 800 lm - 1,200 lm. LG today revealed that the panels cost $680 per panel (lower prices for bulk orders).

LG Chem truly flexible OLED lighting panel photo

LG Chem also announced that they completed the development of their "truly flexible" plastic-based OLED panels. They now offer engineering samples for $250 and mass production is expected by July 2015. Prices will be lower when mass production starts.

LG Chem 2015 OLED lighting lineup

LG's current flexible panels are glass-based, and has a bending radius of 75 mm. The new panels are all-plastic and have a bending radius of 30 mm. The new panels are also more durable. In terms of performance, LG managed to achieve the same level as glass based panels - 60 lm/W, 75 lm brightness, a color temperature of 3,000K and a CRI of over 85.



Thats $680/klm?

Thats $680/klm?

With LED at $2.50/klm?

Is this correct comparisons?

You're basically right. This

You're basically right. This specific OLED is actually $566 / klm (the maximum brightness is 1,200 lumens). But this is a very expensive panel. Philips's FL300 (300 lumens) costs €60 (if you buy 40 panels), which translates to $226/klm. Sitll very expensive compared to LEDs (I believe good quality LEDs are closer to $10 / klm), but of course the production capacity is still so low you cannot even consider it volume production.

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