The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) awarded OLEDWorks with $100,000 to develop white and amber OLED panels prototypes and get feedback from doctors and nurses at Highland Hospital. The amber light is blue-light free and so may not disrupt patient's sleeping patterns like LED does.
This is not the first time OLEDWorks develops Amber OLEDs. In July 2014, Acuity Brands unveiled new use cases for its Marker OLED luminaire, which uses Amber OLED panels made by OLEDWorks. The Amber OLED panel in 2014 emitted light at a 590 nm peak, and had a fixed luminance of 600 cd/m2.
OLEDWorks already received funding from NYSERDA several times in the past - including $500,000 in August 2015 to work on brighter OLED lighting panels and $491,000 in 2013 to improve the capability and control of its OLED manufacturing processes in order to manufacturing robust products at affordable cost.
OLEDWorks, established in July 2010 by former Kodak OLED business experts, is a US-based OLED lighting maker (the only OLED lighting producer in the US, actually). In April 2015, US-based OLEDWorks announced it will buy Philips' OLED business activity - including the production facility located in Aachen, Germany, and relevant IP. In November 2015 the acquisition was completed.